Scott has been telling stories throughout his career — first as an Emmy Award-winning writer and producer and then as a professional speaker. He’s recognized as a Certified Speaking Professional by the National Speakers Association, and in 2014, the group inducted him into the NSA Speaker Hall of Fame.
Scott holds an executive master’s degree from the NeuroLeadership Institute and is the president of SG Halford, Inc.
In the second part of his conversation on Let Go & Lead, world-renowned speaker and author Scott Halford speaks with Maril about good storytelling put to practice. They dive into strategies for crafting better stories, common pitfalls to avoid when telling them, the importance of mining your life for personal stories and a lot more — all grounded in neuroscience and the goal of better inspiring those we lead. Find the episode below.
2:07 – Ways to make strategy presentations more engaging
9:57 – The hallmark of a good leader in today’s world
13:21 – The mechanics of good stories and what to focus on when crafting them
24:31 – Why leaders should share personal stories
25:19 – “Mining” your life for stories that resonate with employees
28:37 – Common pitfalls to avoid when telling stories
Listen to the first part of Scott’s conversation with Maril here.