One of the keys to telling a good story is to hone it. And to do that you need to practice saying it out loud over and over again until you get it right.
Â I worked with a senior executive recently who told a story about going to visit his uncle and taking a ride in his airplane.Â We worked on the story in one session. When he came back a week later for another session, he told the story to me again and it was much tighter. â€œI had a lot of time the car this week,â€ he said. â€œI used that time to practice my story.â€
The stories are the best part of any presentation. Practice them.