Storytelling with Impact
your story can change the world
stô-rē-tel-ing – noun or adjective
The social activity of sharing personal stories
im’pakt – noun or verb
Having a direct and strong effect on someone
“The true impact of storytelling happens when your story becomes part of someone else’s story.”
Why Your Story Matters
From the moment we’re born storytelling becomes a defining aspect of our humanity, helping us learn about a strange new environment as we listen to stories from family and friends.
Stories allowed us to make sense of the world around us, and consummate storytellers we all become in rather short order.
Through storytelling we hear about the experiences of others, sharing successes and failures, and the wisdom we’ve gained.
Through the telling of stories we have the profound ability to change someone’s life; to expand their horizons or alter their perspectives, and in doing so, envision a more joyful future.
Why Coaching Matters
While it’s true that we became storytellers at a young age, capable of having conversations which describe our experiences or explain how we feel and express our thoughts, few of us have been taught the fine points regarding how to tell impactful stories.
We spend years learning our profession – as a scientist, professor, attorney, accountant, doctor or musician, artist, designer, writer – fill in the blank. Thousands of hours devoted to honing our talents, yet very little time practicing the art of storytelling.
Similar to how coaching sharpens the skills of athletes, and taking lessons from professionals is common for musicians, working with speaker coaches helps you craft and deliver any story with greater impact and take your storytelling abilities to an entirely new level. The coaching process is tailored to your needs.
Do you have an impactful story to tell?
My speaker coaching takes you through the process, step by step, allowing you to tell your story with greatest impact, regardless of the format: keynote, conference, TEDx.
Ideation to Narration to Presentation
Define the message you want to convey, then uncover the story elements to support your idea, and finally, how to present your story in front of an audience.
Contact me to discuss your storytelling goals and objectives!
Storytelling is the most fundamental way in which we understand and express our humanity.
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Whether it’s a personal story, corporate messaging, activist mission, or a brilliant insight, story matters.
…and the world needs to hear your story
Do you have an experience to share, a lesson you’ve learned along the way, a new idea that changes the status quo? Can your story can enlighten, inspire, even change people’s perceptions?
Are you working for a nonprofit that is addressing an important issue such as hunger, poverty, social justice, equality or climate change? How do you provide the public with a better understanding?
Where does your passion for running a business come from, what’s your origin story, and how are you improving lives with your products & services, making this world a better place to live?
What People Say About Working With Me
There are few people who can reach into your soul and help you find your story . Mark is one of those amazing coaches. His coaching style is filled with passion and knowledge, the perfect blend needed to help you discover the best version of yourself.
Mark is an incredibly talented speaker coach. Not only does he serve as an invaluable thought partner in the process of crafting a story, he is an expert in helping speakers transform stories into experiences that are shared with an audience. Together we crafted an engaging keynote talk.
Mark understood my message intuitively from the start but could zoom out and help me share it in a way that others could ‘get it’ too. He’s got this gift for seeing the universal nuggets of insight or delight that we can use to tell our story.
Imagine if you could get Tiger Woods’ coach to help you be a better golfer, or you could get Michael Phelps’ coach to make you a better swimmer. Mark Lovett helped make my talk more compelling and emotionally engaging with the audience. I can’t recommend him enough.
Mark Lovett’s speaker coaching was one of my most transformative and life changing experiences. He helped me to find my voice, connect to an audience, and craft a message that went beyond my wildest expectations and prepared me for the TEDx stage.
Mark is such an experienced professional that he can listen to you speak for 5 minutes, then tell you exactly where you are strong and what you need to work on to get better. That’s an amazing skill, and it gets even more amazing when you see how he finds a caring and gentle way to encourage you to change authentically. He’s at the top of his game in the field of speaker coaching and storytelling.
Mark is an exceptional storytelling mentor. He helped me craft a powerful TEDx talk on a sensitive topic. I came to him confused at how to tell my story and he guided me into something that had the audience both laughing and in tears. I am grateful to Mark for helping turn my story, and a message dear to my heart, into something that had great impact.
Mark is gifted with an almost magical ability to help people find the most authentic threads in their story, then craft them into a precious gem of art. Mark’s support, from creating my talk until the moment I stepped onto the TEDx stage, was truly invaluable!
The act of writing and telling a personal story is an act of self-discovery.
Storytelling with Impact is independently operated, and is not affiliated with the TED organization.