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October 5, 2013
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Speech Spark with Jennifer Einolf
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There are numerous avenues for discovering the stories that you want and need to tell.

Look Internally:

Head:  What have you learned?  What do you remember

Heart:  What has touched you?  What have you learned from trials and emotionally difficult situations?

Hands:  What have you done?  What has been done for you?

Feet:  Where have you been?  What have you seen in your travels, both near and far?

Look Externally:

History:  Great stories abound in your personal history, in the history of your community,  your country, the world.

Culture:  What is being discussed right now?  What is going on in the world around you?

Persuasion:  Look to the future.  What would you like to change, to persuade others to help you change?

Journalling Exercise:

Try journalling about one or all of the following questions to spark your own stories to explore and to share:

    1. The Funeral–three things they will say in your eulogy–or at least you hope so
    2. What is one thing that someone who saw you in line at the grocery store would never guess about you?
    3. What is the farthest you’ve ever strayed from home?  What happened when you wandered there?
    4. What subject do you wish you had studied in school?
    5. What is the most important advice you would give a child?
    6. What was your favorite fairy tale or bed time story?  Why?
    7. What hobby do you have that you no longer find time for?  Why has it slipped from your life?
    8. What was your favorite book as a teenager?  Your favorite movie?  Your favorite relative?
    9. If you could go back and thank anyone from your past, who would it be and why?

Worksheet:

Click Head-heart-hands  for a copy of the worksheet from the presentation

 

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