In the spotlight’s glare, some falter, while others flourish. What separates them isn’t just talent; it’s technique. Time to refine yours.

Tell Your Story for Influence


Imagine Linda, who once shivered at the thought of public speaking, taking the stage with a grace and confidence that silenced the room. Her secret? Embracing her story, grief, triumph, and all, she learned to use her narrative not just to speak but to connect, influence, and heal. Her transformation is a testament to the power of commanding the stage, not just for her business, but for her soul.

The Rundown: How to Command the Stage Powerfully and Creatively

Commanding the stage is an art form, blending the raw honesty of your personal journey with the practiced finesse of performance. It’s about making every gesture, every pause, and every word count. Here’s how:

  • Know Your Story: Understand the core of what you’re sharing. It’s not just what happened; it’s about why it matters—to you and your audience.
  • Connect with Your Audience: Make eye contact. Use open body language. Let them see you’re not just speaking to them; you’re speaking for them.
  • Practice with Purpose: Every great speaker rehearses not just for memorization, but for emotion, pacing, and engagement.
  • Be Authentically You: Authenticity resonates. Whether you’re theatrical or subdued, let your true self guide your performance.
  • Learn from the Greats: Study speakers and performers who captivate you. Maya Angelou, Tony Robbins., and  TED speakers like Brene Brown. Notice how they use their voice, their pause, their presence.

How It Works

When you command the stage, you’re doing more than speaking; you’re engaging in a powerful exchange of energies. Psychologically, you’re establishing authority and trust. Emotionally, you’re connecting on a level that transcends words. This not only enhances your impact but also catalyzes your healing journey, transforming grief into power.

How To Apply This

  1. Your Personal Story: Whether it’s a business pitch or a motivational speech, weave personal anecdotes that reflect your core message.
  2. Interactive Workshops: Use your story to engage, asking participants to share their own in small groups, creating connection and empathy.
  3. One-on-One Coaching: In more intimate settings, let your narrative guide the session, showing vulnerability and strength.
  4. Digital Content: Whether through video blogs, podcasts, or online courses, your digital presence can mirror your stage presence, intimate and compelling.

The Takeaway

To command the stage is to embrace your story, imperfections and all, and share it in a way that not only speaks to others but transforms you. It’s about becoming a beacon of influence and healing, not by overshadowing your grief but by illuminating it. Remember, the stage isn’t just a platform; it’s a mirror reflecting your journey, your growth, and your undeniable impact.

Ready to step into the spotlight and let your story shine? The stage is waiting, and so is your audience. Let’s make it unforgettable.

If you would like my help developing your Talk or One-Person Show there is just one spot left in my brand new 60 Days to Take the Stage Experience.

The first class is today Friday, April 12th at 3 pm PT/ 6 pm ET.

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