In 2011, Michael earned the designation Certified World Class Speaking Coach. The processes and skills he teaches help you increase your visibility, create more opportunities for advancement, save you time, and may also increase your income.
To keep abreast of new ideas from the speaking world, he works closely with World Champion and Hall of Fame speakers. He also studies the work of Hollywood screenwriters and professional comics to expand his knowledge of presentation skills and offer a unique perspective on these topics. Because of his dedication to the craft, Michael is sought by speakers all over the world.
He has produced audio programs, is a contributing author to three public speaking books, has recently written his first book, ‘THE Book on Storytelling,’ and presents public speaking and storytelling skills workshops throughout the year.
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[2:56] Why storytelling connects us so well
[4:58] Why the headline stories aren’t the most effective stories, but rather it’s the “little” ones
[7:47] Storytelling with the Then, Now, How method
[11:30] How the hero’s journey fits into storytelling
[14:00] How long should your stories actually be, and the 30 second story that rocked Mike’s world view
[17:07] Mike names off the areas where most people struggle, and some tips for how to cure it
[23:37] How historical figures like Martin Luther King, Jr, Ronald Reagan and JFK factor into storytelling