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How to use stories to persuade your audience

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Hello storytellers, I am back!

I am sorry I have been away for so long, and thanks to so many of you who kept coming back to my blog. You inspired me to find the time to write again. I have some exciting stories lined up for you.

I thought a lot about how to persuade, and sway people, and I want to share a few examples that I find help me achieve a bigger objective.

Summer lovin’…

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… had me a blast. Do you know what song I am thinking of? This is my all time favourite song and movie, and when I was little I used to make everyone sing it with me. I was Sandy, and Danny took on the shape of my stepfather, brother, friend, anyone really who would humour me! So today in honour of all those happy memories, I wanted to share with you my summer lovin’. This summer has...

Should you embellish your stories?

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Some people are born natural storytellers and most of those people have one key thing in common; they embellish stories. How do I know this? My parents are masters of embellishment when it comes to stories. I was lucky to grow up with them, because everyday things like going to the supermarket became exciting when told by my parents. As I grew up I realised that some things weren’t exactly...

Val Vesa: Be yourself and tell your story.

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Val is currently working as a Brand Evangelist, a job position that leaves a lot to the imagination. It’s about telling a brand story – a type of job a storyteller can only dream about, and the way he arrived to his position at Sucuri demonstrates how important authentic stories are. If you are looking to make your mark as a Social Marketer, this interview will give you first hand...

How to add the most value to your workshops

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My first attempt at running independent workshops resulted in 3 successful sessions, over 30 satisfied students, and almost 20 hours of teaching. An incredible 93% of attendees said they would come to my next workshop. Overall, it has been a flying start to my education program. Everyone who attended has given me inspiration and courage to create more sessions. They have also taught me how I can...

My Christmas story

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prefer Christmas to my birthday, or to any other holiday. It’s all the typical stuff that makes it so special; family, friends, the Christmas tree, the food, the fact it’s definitely OK to open a bottle of Champagne at 10am. Everyone comes home, we eat, we drink, we open presents, and watch Christmas movies. It’s a very typical Christmas day. That aside Christmas gives everyone...

Overcoming impostor syndrome

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ccasionally, I wake up feeling like an impostor. I question all of my previous experience, and convince myself that everything so far has been luck, which of course is about to run out. I have heard the sentence “I feel like an impostor“, from every ambitious, motivated, hard-working person I know.  So, why do we keep questioning our abilities? I have a theory I want to share with you...

Learn how to tell stories from master storytellers

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One of the many things I learned at The Power of Storytelling conference in Romania, Bucharest, is that storytelling is the most democratic form of creativity. Murray Nossel, says that people can argue about politics, social and cultural beliefs, and opinions, but they can’t argue about experiences. Your story is what happened to you. I want to take a few hundreds words and tell you about...

How to tell a story through movement

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Stories are not just in words, they are also in movement. Danka Sekulovic, a circus artist from Belgrade, explores the storytelling elements of a performance. For a powerful performance you need to be able to express emotion, and take your audience on a journey. One way to do that is to tell a story with movement.

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Great presentation skills, great teaching skills, engaging and encouraging, creates the atmosphere for safe learning

Stefan Vucicevic, Content Specialist at FishingBooker

 

2017-12-16T13:05:46+00:00

Stefan Vucicevic, Content Specialist at FishingBooker

 

Great presentation skills, great teaching skills, engaging and encouraging, creates the atmosphere for safe learning

You were definitely amazing, and friendly as usually. I didn't expect anything less. Well organised, good in team work, but also, I think everyone had a feeling you were there just for them.

Ivona Jovanovic, PR & Media at Živojin Mišić

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2017-12-16T13:17:07+00:00

Ivona Jovanovic, PR & Media at Živojin Mišić

You were definitely amazing, and friendly as usually. I didn't expect anything less. Well organised, good in team work, but also, I think everyone had a feeling you were there just for them.

Just the right pace for my taste! Nevena is a professional with many valuable stories to tell. Would recommend her to anyone!

Lisa Trefilova, Content Specialist at FishingBooker

2017-12-16T13:13:18+00:00

Lisa Trefilova, Content Specialist at FishingBooker

Just the right pace for my taste! Nevena is a professional with many valuable stories to tell. Would recommend her to anyone!

Nevena would be one of the best TED speakers ever!

Daria Riđošić, Independent Videographer creater of Foodies with Cameras

2017-12-16T13:27:09+00:00

Daria Riđošić, Independent Videographer creater of Foodies with Cameras

Nevena would be one of the best TED speakers ever!

Overwhelmingly welcoming and hospitable. I immediately felt like home.

Neda D. Stevanović, Head of Business Development at MVP Workshop

2017-12-16T13:38:43+00:00

Neda D. Stevanović, Head of Business Development at MVP Workshop

Overwhelmingly welcoming and hospitable. I immediately felt like home.

Really enthusiastic, cheerful, with great presentation skills. Nevena gives a lot of examples and encourages the discussion between participants.

Marija Crnogorac, Team Leader at AIESEC

2017-12-16T13:30:04+00:00

Marija Crnogorac, Team Leader at AIESEC

Really enthusiastic, cheerful, with great presentation skills. Nevena gives a lot of examples and encourages the discussion between participants.

She was very energetic and easy to relate to, and all round awesome.

Cat Tyack, Head of Content at FishingBooker

2017-12-16T13:22:14+00:00

Cat Tyack, Head of Content at FishingBooker

She was very energetic and easy to relate to, and all round awesome.

Great speaker and teacher, very approachable and interested in our opinion.

Milena Cvjetić, Landscape Architect & Co-owner of Studio Tufna

2017-12-16T13:35:06+00:00

Milena Cvjetić, Landscape Architect & Co-owner of Studio Tufna

Great speaker and teacher, very approachable and interested in our opinion.
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