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Outlining Your Story

Lesson 14 from: FAST CLASS: Heroic Public Speaking

Michael Port, Amy Port

Outlining Your Story

Lesson 14 from: FAST CLASS: Heroic Public Speaking

Michael Port, Amy Port

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14. Outlining Your Story

Lesson Info

Outlining Your Story

Okay, so here's what we're doing, you're gonna take a couple of minutes and you're gonna outline one of your stories, a story that you use in your presentation that you're working on. Or an example, for those of you doing curriculum based speech is an example that you might give to delineate what it is that you're teaching and you're going to write it out, outline it with a beginning and a middle and an end, a situation, a conflict and a resolution. Now, if you just want to do this for any story, because you're going, I don't I don't have one in mind. You can do that, do it as an exercise, create a story in that way. But for those of you who are building in more clarity as to what your big idea is, which you should all be doing. Actually don't start yet, guys listen, listen to instructions before we start, because then, you know what happens as an audience, you start going, I don't understand, but you didn't listen to the instructions. So listen to instructions first, because there's s...

omething else that uh we want to teach you before you start writing. Okay, so if it can be pertinent to your through line to your big idea, then that's ideal. Yeah. So beginning, middle and end in a situation of conflict resolution, not each one requires the same amount of time. You don't have to give the same amount of time to each one. Situation could be really easy to establish conflicts are generally what the story is filled with. And then the resolution could be quite quick. So that's the first thing to note. Now, here's the thing, one of the big challenges that we often have as presenters as storytellers writers, is to come up with stories. What stories am I going to tell? I have no idea. So here's how you find stories. You think about people that you've had in your life. You think about places that you've been in your life, you think about things that you've had in your life and you think about times in your life. So that's people places things and times. So when you're working on your material and you sit back, you can reflect on people, places things times, you see what I just did there. I repeated it how many times three times, which gave you time to write it down?

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Developing Your Big Idea - A Self Guided Worksheet
Guide to Making World Saving Speeches - 25 more tips
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Practice Script 1
Practice Script 2

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