When telling presentation stories, use sensory details to set the scene

The more you can invoke the senses when telling a story, the better. Paint a visual picture, or the audience is left with a blank canvas. Also describe sounds, tastes, smells, and how things feel to the touch. Say something like, “I waited in a chilly, mildewed alcove the size of an elevator”, because paints a more vivid scene than, “I waited in a small room.” By grounding yourself in such details, you’ll give your stories credibility and staying power.

To learn more about weaving stories into your presentations, explore the free multimedia version of Resonate.


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