Story spkr

To influence indirectly



Audiences love stories.  While my speaking career was the teaching of technical
 seminars, student evaluations always noted stories.  The hero's journey as detailed
in The Hero with a Thousand faces, by Joseph Campbell, is my favorite story model.


The Hero Journey Model

The Call (Opening:  An invitation to adventure):  "My boss called me into his office and said, 'Gordon, you're being laid off.'  I didn't know what to do.  My best friend said,
'Start your own business, you'll never be laid off.'" 


Answering the Call (Middle: The adventure):  "I did and for the next fifteen years I developed and delivered seminars on communications networks, mainly the Internet.  Along the way I joined the National Speakers Association where I evolved from
speaker to explainer, a personal achievement beyond my dreams."


The Hero's Return (Closing:  The personal benefit achieved):  "I wish I knew who
said, "not everything that happens is good, but good can come from the bad that
happens.  It did for me.  May it be so for you as well."


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