I am so committed to ending Bullying in schools everywhere that I am giving teachers a Free copy of my popular pocket guide “How to Create a Bully-free Classroom”. I have used these ideas in my own intermediate and senior classrooms and they work.
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Ten Ways to Become a Captivating Storyteller By Mike Moore
People love to be told stories but are easily turned off when they are told poorly. Here are ten effective tips to make sure your stories are told well and captivate your listeners.
1. Be on the lookout for stories throughout your day. Stories are everywhere so carry a notepad with you and jot the story-line down in point form. Flesh it out later.
2. Know the story you are going to tell.
3. Keep it short, crisp and flowing.
4. Don’t be afraid to make it your own.
5. Tell the story don’t read it. Anyone can read a story not everyone can tell a story well.
6. Use your voice for dramatic effect.
7. Never let a story drag on and on.
8. Don’t get bogged down with detail.
9. Insert stories into general conversation whenever you get the chance. I heard the other day… I read in the paper recently about… I saw a man/woman in the coffee shop and….
These are just a few of the many ways to insert your story into conversation.
10. Never explain your story to your listeners. Let the story speak for itself.
Here are 30 FREE Life Lesson stories from my extensive collection. Get to know them and start using them in your education as a storyteller.
This song was inspired by the fact that a lot of friends, family and cherished pets are passing on leaving us lost, alone and devastated. The melody has been echoing in my mind for some months and the words just came recently as I reflected on the brevity of life and the reality of death. I hope you like it and don’t find it too sad.
Learn the Art of Quick Cartoon Sketching
The one comment I frequently hear at my talks is this, “I wish I could
draw cartoons like that but I can’t even draw a straight line.” This is
nonsense. If you can draw a straight line, a circle, an oval and a
rectangle you can become a high speed cartoonist. I will show you
how in record time. Let’s get to it.
Six reasons speakers, consultants, trainers and teachers should
always draw cartoons in their presentations.
“Humor is like a rubber sword; it allows you to make a point without
drawing blood.” Mary Hirsch
1. They can get a point across quickly and clearly
2. They spark audience attention and interest. People love to see the
presenter actually draw to illustrate a point… but you’ve got to be
3. They can lighten up serious, heavy material
4. They promote audience recall of your content
5. Cartoons make your power point graphics come alive
6. They can direct and focus audience attention
There are two ways to draw and each depends on your comfort and confidence.
1. You can draw as you speak. This really impresses your audience but you have to be fast. You don’t want to lose your train of thought by taking too much time with your cartoons. You also don’t want to put your audience to sleep.
2. You can prepare the chart drawings before you begin your presentation. This would involve preparing your flip chart, overhead projector or power point drawings prior to your talk.
Let me teach you this fascinating art form in just six lessons.
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Samples of my work… QUICK CARTOONING
“If it feels good to laugh then laugh to feel good.”
Light Up with Laughter
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10 reasons why laughter is the best medicine in our quest for health, happiness and the joy of living:
- Cuts stress in half by reducing cortisol
- Lowers blood pressure
- Increases your energy
- Promotes happiness and joy
- Stimulates the immune system
- Promotes healing (physical and emotional)
- Positive humour fosters a positive attitude
- Promotes social flexibility
- Increases endorphins (feel good chemicals)
- Humour has been called SOCIAL GLUE because it bonds us to one another and reduces social conflict
The world needs humour and laughter in a BIG WAY!! Reasons why you need this great book:
- Stress is making us ill and even killing us
- We’re living in an age of Rage
- Violence continues to hurt and divide us
- We can’t get along with one another at home, at work and even at play
- We live in fear of so many things and we worry constantly about things that will never happen
- Huge numbers of us are on antidepressants and tranquilizers (28 million Americans are on antidepressants)