If you have a speech you have to make or a story you need to tell - whether it's updating shareholders at an annual convention, or making a best man's speech or explaining safety procedure to group of elderly ladies, this 4 point checklist can help.
This is a very short course. Really it's just one 6 minute video lesson, which explains the LIFT checklist, so that you can immediately gather your thoughts and deliver a better story or speech to your audience.
You can let us know what you think via the comments or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you've delivered your speech, you might find yourself wanting to tell more stories and do more public speaking. There are plenty of storytelling / spoken word events that take place everywhere - including the world-famous "The Moth" which Lynn has worked with. To help you we have also developed a more in-depth storytelling course available. This course is designed to help you with general storytelling and other story events, even if you don't think you have a story to tell: http://homeschool.youtellyours.com/courses/improve...
Wherever you take this, we hope you have fun.
Lynn Ferguson is an award winning writer-performer and a recognized force in the world of comedy.
As a regular storyteller for The Moth, she can frequently be heard on their weekly show broadcast on 200+ affiliate radio stations throughout the country. She often hosts The Moth’s live mainstage events at venues such as Club Nokia (LA), The Egg (Albany), or the State Theatre (Portland Maine), as well as small prestigious events such as the World Science Festival at the Players Theatre in New York and fundraising for Bono’s World Aids charity, (RED).
In the UK, aside from being the voice of a plasticine chicken in the Movie Chicken Run, Lynn appeared regularly on TV and BBC Radio 4, writing and starring in three series of her own sitcom as well as creating several critically acclaimed afternoon plays.
She has performed in numerous Edinburgh Fringe Festivals where she garnered multiple award nominations, winning the prestigious Fringe First Award for writing and the Stage Award for Acting Excellence.
Since relocating to the US in 2008, Lynn worked as a staff writer for the CBS Peabody Award winning Late Late Show and as a script consultant for Pixar on the Academy Award Winning movieBrave. Recently, she was invited to join the judging panel for the International Emmys and to host theirComedy Panel in New York.
Why Lynn teaches storytelling: