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Singer Songwriter & Vocal Coach, Lizanne Hennessey - Voice Coach


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What makes you care?

In his talk, 'The Clues to a Good Story', Andrew Stanton suggests that, when we hear a story, we subconsciously want to 'work for our meal', that we want to deduce, be provoked, be stimulated like in real life. From his experience, a good story begins with is a promise that it'll be worth your time, and the ingredients are anticipation, uncertainty, and infusing the gift of wonder.

He quotes:
"There isn't anyone you couldn't learn to love, once you've heard their story."

What makes you care? The story itself, or how it's told?


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    May 18 2013: Hey there, nice topic, I am going to give my opinion about public speakers.
    I usually pay more attention on the speaker himself than the story, what triggers me most part of the time is my curiosity about the different kinds of approach that the speakers have, specially in TED. I think that the best speakers are those ones that does not put themselves on a pedestal, they embrace the cause and you can feel it on their speech. I don't think I have to remember everyone about those people who presents a power point and just read out of it, they have the power to kill any emotion existence in any story. A good speaker on the other hand, does not need a power point, they don't even need a story, they just need a passion.
    • May 20 2013: Pablo, how good of you to bring up TED speakers!! Absolutely. Someone who has their eyes constantly on the prompter, not knowing what they're supposed to say next, or fumbling over what they're reading, are usually less convincing than those who know their whole presentation by heart.
      I love your closing statement, "a good speaker doesn't need power point, they just need a passion".

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