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Handsy Speaking

By |2020-11-24T20:29:44+00:00November 25th, 2020|

I was chatting away with a friend recently and I was telling him the sweating process which I was going through to figure out a topic to share with you in this post. Maybe it is time to revisit the days of sharing a mini-series on a topic, what do you think? Is there any [...]

Story Characters

By |2020-11-11T10:44:14+00:00November 11th, 2020|

In my last post, I focused on looking at different speakers and some of the effects they can have on people. Based on the effect, you can see their impact on people which begs the question what type of leader you wish to be. Thanks for your response on that, by the way. It always [...]

Worth a Listen?

By |2020-10-28T10:50:41+00:00October 29th, 2020|

In the last post, I introduced the essence of telling stories. We all have opportunities every day to make a difference by sharing our stories to lead, enhance trust and distinguish ourselves. With this post, I want to continue on a similar trend on one of two topics that I have been wanting to write [...]

Why Tell Tales?

By |2020-10-28T10:48:53+00:00October 28th, 2020|

As the weather has been changing in different parts of the world, the virus that causes COVID-19 has been multiplying. This is one of those times that reminds me of my study days and learning about viruses, with benefit of hindsight, should I have become a virologist? Who knows, I could be the one to [...]

Your Brand, Your Story!

By |2020-10-28T10:45:50+00:00October 28th, 2020|

Before going into what I wanted to share with you today, may I ask a question? As part of the book which I sent you an excerpt from some weeks back, I have developed a simple model which can be used to determine what your story is. Would you be interested in going through these [...]

Harvests from words

By |2020-10-28T10:46:56+00:00October 28th, 2020|

Before this last post, a couple of you had given me some great feedback regarding these mails (I must admit, wasn’t sure anybody really reads them). Thanks for that, it pleases the heart to know that these lead to harvests. Speaking of harvest, last email I started describing lessons from the farm as seen through [...]

Sowing in Speaking

By |2020-09-15T19:00:05+00:00September 15th, 2020|

I remember my first time pretending to be a farmer. This was probably when I was about 6 or 7 years did. We had this small garden at the back of my father's house where we used to plant some vegetables. During this season, we decided to grow maize in the garden. I still remember [...]

The Story Mine!

By |2020-08-04T15:58:12+00:00August 5th, 2020|

In one of my previous emails The Matryoshka of Stories, one of the points mentioned is that you need to collect and document your stories. I mentioned one of the avenues from which you can gather stories - events in your life which resulted in specific emotions. In this edition, I wanted to add some [...]

Mirroring or Mimicking?

By |2020-08-04T15:07:15+00:00August 4th, 2020|

I once heard it told by a father of his experience during a drive with the family. They were going down the road and he needed to spit out some saliva while driving. Rolling down the window, he leans his head out and spits out into the roadside. After they had visited with some friends [...]

Let’s Prop It Up

By |2020-08-04T14:47:37+00:00August 4th, 2020|

In the post Impromptu I mentioned the I see something in you speech. One of the factors that made it such a memorable speech was the use of a rose. This object not only holds your attention but also brings up questions before he starts speaking. I wondered, what was he going to do with [...]