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The Story Engine Podcast: Where we teach you how to make marketing easier, more powerful and fun through storytelling. Each week we learn from top entrepreneurs, influencers and world-changers on how to share your story through content, copywriting, speaking and how to make your story your most powerful marketing tool.

May 7, 2024

Today on the show we are talking with Dino Watt, a speaker and coach, shares his expertise on creating engaging and impactful presentations. He emphasizes the importance of storytelling, interactive techniques, pattern interrupts, and frameworks to connect with audiences and make a lasting impact. Dino also discusses the need for speakers to narrow the scope of their talks and focus on the desired outcome, rather than overwhelming the audience with too much information. He introduces his Stand and Deliver Boot Camp, which helps speakers improve their enrollment and engagement skills, create congruence between their message and audience perception, and expand their offerings for greater monetization. Dino shares a personal story about finding his authentic voice on stage and the transformative impact it had on his business. In this conversation, Dino Watt discusses the importance of being positive and kind in his speaking engagements. He shares a moment when he realized that his delivery was coming across as mean and how that affected him. He also talks about the power of vulnerability and storytelling, using his own personal story of his first kiss at a junior high school dance to connect with his audience. Dino emphasizes the need to meet the audience where they are and to craft stories that address their specific roadblocks and limiting beliefs. He also highlights the importance of constantly evolving and being open to feedback.

On This Episode:

  • Engaging presentations require storytelling, interactive techniques, and pattern interrupts to captivate audiences.
  • Speakers should focus on creating congruence between their message and how it is perceived by the audience.
  • Narrowing the scope of a presentation and focusing on the desired outcome leads to better results.
  • Frameworks and context help make presentations more memorable and easily understood.
  • Finding and embracing one's authentic voice on stage can have a transformative impact on a speaker's success. Being positive and kind in speaking engagements is crucial for connecting with the audience.
  • Vulnerability and storytelling can create a strong connection with the audience.
  • Crafting stories that address the audience's specific roadblocks and limiting beliefs is essential.
  • Constantly evolving and being open to feedback is important for growth as a speaker.

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