Chapter 4Essential Tips & Preparation

Before you start practicing your new narrative, here are a few strategies, examples, and applicable tips to keep in mind when reviewing your storyboard and fine-tuning the core elements of what you want to discuss. Since no one introduction is the same, be sure to consider how you might apply each tip to the different scenarios you highlighted in the beginning of the book.

Be clear about your aim

Every conversation has an objective. When you’re sharing your story and making introductions, it’s important to identify what that aim is in order to better formulate your response. Are you intending to inform, persuade, inspire, or entertain the person or people to whom you’re speaking? As you reflect on your chosen ...

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