Category Archives: Be A Better Story Blog

Is “The New Paradigm” Simply Better Communication?

Somehow we have to learn to communicate with each other better. Lately, I’ve been turned off by social media. The nasty name calling, the search for the meaningless yet attention-getting sound bite, the lack of critical or nuanced thinking, the ‘us vs. them’ mentality.  And yet … It can be a powerful force for voices […]
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3 Ways Speaking will Make You a Wealthier Business Owner

We all want to be wealthier, right? Have more sales come in, be able to charge higher rates for our services? As a business owner/entrepreneur, I think getting out and speaking, putting on presentations, is a very fast and strategic way to get that to happen for you and ultimately put more money in your […]
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What to Do When you are Facing an Urgent Challenge, But Everyone is Sticking their Heads in the Sand …

Ever heard of the acronym “VUCA”? It means Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity, and it was first coined by military planners nearly 20 years ago to describe the type of environment soldiers have to adapt to as they enter a war zone. And sometimes it feels like the corporate and business world of today embodies […]
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[SWIPE] – Speech Writing Master Template

Writing a speech is both an art and a science, and must tug at the heart, while it appeals to the  head 🙂 Of course, a master storyteller/speechwriter is going to be able to finesse the art of the speech … (come up with fun examples/themes, stories, make it sound and feel amazing … ) […]
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SERIOUSLY, Write Your Speech

I’d like to get serious for a second here. 2018 is just around the corner.  You have a powerful and important message you want to get out, and … Writing a speech is the most important first step in getting that message out. Why? Because it is the BEST way I know how to ensure […]
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Writing a Speech (Your FIRST 3 Steps)

It’s time to get your speech written? What do you do? What are your first steps if you are staring at a blank page wanting to get going? Figure out your audience – seriously, picture someone in your head. Your ideal audience. The perfect, responsive and eager client. Know exactly who it is. Figure out […]
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APPLAUSE (what it really means )

Ok. I have to be honest here. I LOVE applause.  It makes me feel good. It’s an ego booster. But, as a speaker, what does it really mean? It means you’ve emotionally engaged the audience. Something you’ve said or done caused an emotional response. Speaking from stage, whether it’s in a workshop format or a […]
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Speech Writing Course BOGO (Today ONLY offer)

I can’t believe I’m doing this!! I almost NEVER offer this program for sale (because it is so value priced already … 🙂 But, it’s Black Friday, and I got excited about the idea … So, for today ONLY if you register for my upcoming speech writing course … You can bring a friend or […]
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Is an Online Course in Your Plans for 2018?

If you’re looking for help getting your Online Course done, I’d love to introduce you to my friend Paul Keetch. Paul is an amazing coach! He’s one of my Trusted Advisors when I have any questions about technology or systemizing my programs, and I give him my full endorsement. Paul has a program called Virtual […]
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Thanks for your interest in creating an online course! Please check your inbox for more information.    .. Diane
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