4 Stories to Overcome the Pressure to Present

Nerves before a presentation is perfectly normal. At least, that’s what everyone says to me when I pace backstage before every speech. I’ve tried everything to calm my nerves; meditating, exercise, more coffee, less coffee. The thing that has worked the best? Using stories to overcome the stage fright. Click Here to Subscribe This video will… Read more »

Storytelling vs Humor

One of my favorite things is watching my husband watch reruns of Seinfeld. He laughs so hard. I love how his eyes crinkle in the corners. Though, I must admit, I’m a little jealous Jerry can make my husband laugh like that. I want to be that funny. Sadly, few can be as funny as Seinfeld. The… Read more »

No Drama Story

Resilience and the Threat to Your Story

There is a dark side to resilience and storytelling. This video will tell you what it is and how to fight against it. I remember walking through a shopping mall with my grandmother as a child. I was holding a bubble gum flavored ice cream cone; the kind with real pieces of gum in it,… Read more »

Run baby. Run. | Story

Run baby. Run.

When she was 3-years-old, my daughter chased a boy around the playground until she threw up. She ran so hard and so fast that her body gave up before her will allowed her to quit. I wasn’t there to witness the event, but I knew exactly what it looked like. Me. Though I never ran until… Read more »

Resonate Storytelling Nostalgia

Resonate with Storytelling Nostalgia

It was a Friday night, the whole family was home and we decided to watch a movie. I was tired of princesses, and angry birds, and even singing trolls so I claimed Mom’s Choice and searched for one of my childhood favorites, The Sandlot. It was a hit with the family, just as I suspect… but what… Read more »

Dont Cut the Business Story Details

Don’t Cut the Business Story Details

You’ve probably heard the phrase, “The devil is in the details…” Meaning, if something is going to go wrong, it’s likely in the fine print; something you might otherwise overlook. And when it comes to a business story, details are the indeed where things can go wrong… but not necessarily in the way you’d think.… Read more »

The Storytelling Sales Pitch in an Elevator

The Storytelling Sales Pitch in an Elevator

Ah, the dreaded sales pitch. Or, to raise the stakes even higher, the elevator pitch. If you only have a tiny amount of time (like the ride from one floor to another) to make a big impression, what do you say to make the most of it? Click Here to Subscribe It’s a conundrum that has… Read more »

6 Strategies to Becoming the Greatest Story in Your Industry

6 Strategies to Becoming the Greatest Story in Your Industry

(Check out the article at SUCCESS online here) November 2nd, 2016 is the latest my kids have ever stayed up — at least on a school night. We were at a friends’ house. The plan was loose — eat, let the kids play, and have the last game of World Series on in the background. Since none… Read more »

The Most Powerful Person in the World is the Storyteller

The Most Powerful Person in the World

I remember being a new mom and desperately waiting for the day when my busy-bodied son would actually sit down and watch a movie so I could have a break. On April 15th, 2013 he turned 2. “Screen time” was finally acceptable. On April 16th, 2013 I placed him in front of the television, turned… Read more »

Born this Way Lady Gage Story by Kindra Hall

Born This Way

Each morning before school, my kids now watch the soul-soaring performance of Lady Gaga at #SB51. Then again… my son’s been a Gaga lover since before birth.   In the final weeks of my pregnancy I was all about Gaga. Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga’s Born This Way. I don’t know what it was about that… Read more »