Emily Edgeley is a Public Speaking Coach for the Technology industry. Since 2017 she’s run over 250 Group Coaching sessions, coached more than 200 people privately and formally supported first-time and experienced speakers at 16 Conferences, covering 1000+ people across the globe. She helps people in Tech learn how to speak with clarity, impact and confidence – to boost their influence, brand & career.
Leon Conrad is a Story Structure Consultant, Storyteller, Writer, Poet, and Tutor based in London UK. He is author of “Story and Structure: A complete guide” (shortlisted for The People’s Book Prize, and winner of a Firebird Award), History Riddles, “Odyssey: Dynamic Learning Journey” (with David Pinto) and “Aesop the Storyteller.”
Fireside chat on Storytelling
Ideas discussed in this fireside chat on storytelling:
- The most unusual thoughts, ideas to make someone’s story succeed
- What is the preparation a speaker needs before a great story appears in her talk
- How to craft an effective story for a business or tech talk
Note from Leon: The two storytellers I talk about between 12’50” and 17’20” are not the same person – the first was an Egyptian storyteller from an Islamic tradition of the Arabian Nights; the second is a Jewish storyteller (Drut’syla Shonaleigh Cumbers) who is based in the UK. What they both share (and this is what I was responding to in terms of Emily’s question around 15’50”) is a connection to a living tradition of oral storytelling – the two storytellers come from very different cultural backgrounds, but they both share a rare quality of being part of unique oral storytelling traditions that are extremely rare to find these days.
Leon’s favorite quotation
“Story shapes the story spinner. Story shapes the story spinner’s story, and the story spinner’s development of self and story. And as soon as a story spinner becomes aware of that, story recognises itself.”
Emily’s routine to shine
Early in the morning, sit down and write down: three things you’re grateful, three things you’re proud about, three affirmations and three goals you have.
Leon’s website: https://www.leonconrad.com/
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