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Telling a story in English

Thank you guys for your support. Many people asked me where to start to improve their communication. My advice is tell some story to your friends. The story can be a movie you saw yesterday or some happening in your family or your happiest moment in your life or tell about your best friend. This can dramatically improve your communication. Also in some interview they ask you these kind of questions so you can prepare for both. So today we will see how to tell a story in English.

A useful skill in English is to be able to tell a story or an anecdote. Anecdotes are short stories about something that happened to you or to someone you know.

How to start

Traditional stories often start with the phrase “Once upon a time”. However, if you are going to tell your story after someone else has already spoken, you can say something like:

That reminds me!
Funny you should say that. Did I ever tell you about…
Hearing your story reminds me of when…
Something similar happened to me….

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The 5 Things You Must Do Before Opening Your Mouth To Speak

When invited (or ordered!) to give a presentation or a speech, most of us think that what comes out of our mouth during that 5, 10, or 45 minute delivery is the 'piece de resistence' when in fact, without proper preparation, it may be a disaster.

I liken good preparation to the 5 Ws of good investigative work, much like good journalism. Before you even prepare that speech or presentation, it is important to know who, what, where, when & why.

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