The 3 Benefits of Storytelling with NPR’s Guy Raz

Great entrepreneurs are great storytellers.

Just ask NPR’s Guy Raz, a popular podcaster whose stories of entrepreneurs reach more than 14 million listeners a month.

I recently had a Zoom video conversation with Raz to talk about his new book, “How I Built This.” In it, Guy talks to famous entrepreneurs about the lessons they learned while building their companies.

Guy calls his book a “love letter to the idea of possibility.” It’s a book that reminds us that entrepreneurs are just like us. They have dreams, hopes, fears and failures. But they’ve learned to recover, grow and strive to fight another day.

If you’d like to watch my entire conversation with Guy, you can see it on my YouTube channel (please subscribe to get updated new videos every week).

If you’d like to learn just one takeaway, it’s this: Great entrepreneurs are great storytellers.

According to Guy, the story of your company does three very crucial things.

1). It connects your employees to the mission of the business because when they know the story, they are more connected to the product or service they offer.

2). It connects you with investors and shareholders who need to believe in your story and your product.

3). It ultimately connects you to your customers. When customers understand the story behind a product or a service, they are much more likely to be invested in it as consumers.

Your job as a leader is to inspire everyone around you. You are the keeper of the story. Share it with passion!

Wishing you success,

Carmine Gallo

The New Public-Speaking App That’s Like Having a Coach by Your Side

Public-speaking is no longer a “soft skill”— it is THE fundamental skill to stand out and get ahead in any field. Now it’s easier than ever to build your presentation and speaking skills.

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve partnered with the company behind an amazing new AI tool for public speaking. It’s called Presentr, an AI-driven system proven to help you become a more engaging, captivating, and memorable speaker.

It’s a personalized coaching app that provides objective, data-driven feedback in real time.

Get started in three simple steps.

  1. Download the app to your desktop or mobile device.
  2. Record yourself delivering a presentation or talking.
  3. See the instant feedback and guidance to help you improve your communication skills.

The app gives you a score from 0-100. The algorithm is working in real-time to analyze your speaking ability. Your score is based on a variety of factors: volume, pace, filler words, and more. Best of all, the app provides games and instant tips to help you improve.

The billionaire Warren Buffett says that improving your public-speaking skills will boost your professional value by 50% instantly. Why? Because you’re only as valuable as your ideas, and ideas don’t sell themselves. Great speakers attract investors, sell products, build companies, inspire teams, and spark movements.

Effective public-speaking is your competitive edge. Now, with PRESENTR, you get instant feedback on how well you’re doing and the guidance you need to improve dramatically.

I write books on communication skills and I work directly with leaders at the world’s largest brands. But what if you don’t have direct access to an expert? Presentr is like having a public-speaking coach by your side—wherever you go!

Build your confidence today and begin speaking with passion and impact. To get started, visit presentr.me