Want to craft a sticky message?–Checkout the 3 E’s of Engagement

Sticky Presentation Notebook–3 E’s of Engagement and connection

1. Emotional stories that are relevant to the audience and the topic at hand

2. Evidence based data that enlightens and expands audience members thinking

3. Examples of real life situations that are concrete and visual (paint a picture for audience)

Want to see an example of emotional story and real life situation combined into a powerful opening in action? Listen to this great opening that highlights the power of  emotion and concrete story delivered by Dr. Berne Brown at a recent TED speech entitled to : “Listening to Shame”

“Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage…and is the birthplace of innovation, change and creativity”  Brené Brown

Click here to see Dr. Brown’s presentation

Listening to Shame

More from Dr. Berne Brown on Vulnerability, Shame and Connecting

Vulnerability is our most accurate measurement of courage”. Dr. Berne Brown

The most  viewed blog post on The Wick is a TED speech by Dr. Berne Brown. She talks about the power of being connected and vulnerable through the lens of dealing with our shame. Her conclusion is that what makes people vulnerable and feel inadequate is what makes people beautiful and happy. To find meaning we need the ability to empathize, belong, love.  This is a very personal and humorous talk by a truly authentic person.  She shares a deep insight from her research, one that caused a breakdown and sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand why shame is always whispered and hidden even from our conscious self. Her insight about  shame is groundbreaking and priceless.

Now she is back with more insights and over 5 million views of her Houston TED speech. Again she opens and models her vulnerability with a funny story about what success has taught her about vulnerability. Don’t miss this thoughtful and reflective speech.

Connecting and Shame