DISCLAIMER: This is likely in bad taste and not nearly as funny (or at all) as I thought. I have and continue to commit a few of the sins I lampoon (the campfire photo is usually on slide 1). The real point is to wonder why so few people talk about storytelling in a presentation format that fails to use the elements of story they describe?
You can download this and easily refine it to talk about the Power of Storytelling in Hot Dog Sales or the Power of Storytelling in Whittling Wood or the Power of Storytelling in Street Cleaning.
I watched a video of a guy giving a talk on Improv — and HE WAS USING A SLIDE DECK! Maybe it’s me, but if you talk about the web, use the web to talk about it; if you talk about improv, do it improv style.
I await the scathing comments.
And if you hate it, consider it as a outlier form of storytelling– I created a fictitious character in my head that is giving this talk. In the end? He sells tons of books. You might need to watch it a few times backwards in Portuguese to understand it. That’s art, baby.
If you prefer something more academic and serious, try this talk.