Work Samples: Storytelling Lecture


For my current course, we spend a fair amount of time discussing storytelling in presentations.  The students’ first presentation is a Narrative Introductory Speech to introduce themselves to me and to their classmates, and we cover the importance of narrative in all speeches.

We examine Sir Ken Robinson’s “Schools Kill Creativity” TED Talk to see how Robinson masterfully incorporates storytelling in his speeches, and then we move on to crafting the Narrative Introductory Speeches with the help of a flash fiction piece called “How To Touch A Bleeding Dog” by Rod Kessler.  This is definitely one of my favorite classes because it incorporates two of my greatest loves: storytelling and public speaking.  Please view a portion of my lecture below.



Feel free to ask any questions you may have about the lecture content or visual presentation.  You can always email me at


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