Present to Succeed 2021 Storytelling Track Recordings


Dive into the art of storytelling and understand not only how to craft captivating narratives for your presentations (and beyond) but also how stories control the human brain.

Present to Succeed 2021 Storytelling Track Recordings


Dive into the art of storytelling and understand not only how to craft captivating narratives for your presentations (and beyond) but also how stories control the human brain. Watch seven sessions from master storytellers including the man who revolutionized our understanding of stories – Kendall Haven.


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Here are your speakers and their sessions

Kendall Haven – That Reminds Me of a Story… How the Elements of Story Control the Effectiveness of Your Presentations

Revolutionized the understanding of how story controls human understanding and meaning

While you are faced with a wondrous array of available media and presentation options, one thing always remains the same: the human brain of your target Audience that must make sense of, remember, and act on your presentations and messaging. This session will lay out specific, practical, techniques and strategies from the field of story science for you to immediately apply to improve your control over the influence your presentations exert. You’ll learn the simple story elements that control your brain—and then see how to use those elements to your own advantage!


Richard Mulholland – Nobody cares about your story!

Founder of Missing Link presentation agency

We’ve been lied to. As presenters and speakers, we are told to tell stories from the day we first stand up in front of a boardroom – but stories are not enough and which stories matter anyway?

In this short talk, acclaimed speaker and speaker coach Rich Mulholland will change the way you think about the stories you tell forever, giving you practical tools for unleashing the power of a story well sold in a way that will impact your audience and get the results you desire.


Scott Karman – Backstage Pass: Lessons to Learn from Real-Life Executive Keynote Speakers

Owner and Principal of Silver Fox Productions

Fast track your growth in delivering high-stakes presentations from lessons others have learned the hard way. You will be surprised to learn the personal challenges and conflict that the most eloquent speakers fight through in order to deliver with authenticity, confidence, and charisma. Scott Karman, Principal of Silver Fox Productions, will share the unseen stories of selected keynote performances that can help you determine who you are as a speaker and how to become the speaker you want to be. Get a unique view of what really goes on behind the curtain before, during, and after high-stakes keynotes.


Simon Morton – Building a Persuasive Presentation Story from the Ground Up

Founder of Eyeful Presentations

Starting with a blank piece of paper, this session will guide you through the 5 stages of persuasive presentation story development.

You’ll learn how to build from a strong foundation by applying techniques like ‘Audience Heatmapping’ to ensure your content delivers value to attendees. We’ll share the processes used to create compelling messaging for a range of presentation formats and audiences. And we’ll open the box on how to apply different story structures to deliver results and drive action.


Florian Mueck – Rhetorical Orgasms – Spicing up Your Story with Rhetorical Devices

The top-rated speaker of Present to Succeed 2021

Presenters love to kill their speech, their content, their story with disclaimers, meta talk, and other noise. The result? Indifference, boredom, zzzzz. Rhetorical devices are rhetorical orgasms. Aposiopesis, epizeuxis, paralipsis, … – let’s spice up your story for absolute audience pleasure.


Alexei Kapterev – The Dangers of Storytelling

Author of Presentation Secrets

Stories are engaging and persuasive. The audience loves a good story, the speakers look great and sound mesmerising when they tell one. So, where’s the catch? What are the dangers, the limits, the risks, the pitfalls of storytelling? What are the situations in which we need to avoid storytelling like plague?


Maurizio La Cava – How To Pitch a Business Idea and Persuade the Audience To Act

CEO at MLC Presentation Design Consulting

In this session, you will learn to:
1. Craft powerful storylines through a step by step, concrete methodology for business presentations
2. Synergically interact with your slides to keep the audience attention during your pitch
3. Frame your audience, define the objective to change them, and overcome persuasion resistances
4. Leverage the Lean mindset to design a pitch presentation twice as fast as you do today
5. Apply the science of persuasion to make your pitch presentation irresistible


A few words about Present to Succeed

We at 356labs are the proud organizers of Present to Succeed – the biggest presentation skills conference in the world. Its focus is helping business professionals, entrepreneurs, and ordinary overachievers to write, design, and deliver truly effective presentations. For two full days, we are hosting some of the brightest and most exciting storytelling and public speaking experts, presentation designers, and tools creators in the world. The main goal of the event is to level up presentation skills across industries on a global scale. We’re sure this way the world would become a nicer place where we communicate and understand each other better.

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