Story telling tips

Anyone that's attended any of my fundraising seminars knows I'm a big fan of storytelling.

The NY Times offers a great article called 5 Tips for Telling Better Stories.

In short, they are:

  1. Keep it simple
  2. Openings and closings are very important
  3. Be mindful of your story's spine
  4. Make sure not to alienate your audience
  5. Tell the truth

It's amazing how easy it is to miss any of these.

Read the entire post at: 5 Tips for Telling Better Stories.

Thanks to Keith Ferrazi for pointing out this link.

About Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman is the CEO of The Concord Leadership Group, the author of Ask Without Fear! and director of The Nonprofit Academy. A coach to leaders around the world, Marc's expertise and enthusiasm engages audiences and has caught the attention of media organizations as diverse as Al Jazeera and Fox News. Marc’s experience also includes pastoring a Vineyard church, managing a gubernatorial campaign, and teaching internet marketing and fundraising at colleges and universities. He is the husband to his best friend and the father of three amazing kids. And if you drive by him on the road, he’ll be singing 80’s tunes loud enough to embarrass his family! You can connect with him on Google+, on Twitter @marcapitman, and like "Ask Without Fear!" on Facebook.
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