Which do you think is more effective for getting your teams, management, or followers to achieve a vision: scaring them into doing it, or inspiring them to do it?
It's my belief that a story told well has the ability to inspire those around you to stand up for what's right, perform at their best, and get more excited about the overall vision. For years now, I have practiced my storytelling and public speaking side by side with any chance I get. It may sound crazy, but even posting an Instagram story describing an interesting piece of my day is a chance to practice storytelling and public speaking. I also get to do that with my YouTube channel. It's not every day that I get the chance to speak in front of thousands of people, but when those opportunities arise, I'm always ready for them.
My experiences as a public speaker range from being a featured speaker at a multi-billion dollar fundraising campaign launch to speaking to classrooms of 5th graders. No matter the audience, my relentless dedication to becoming a better storyteller means that I can leave any audience feeling inspired and inquisitive.