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Episode 9: Your Life’s Chapter Headings

Episode 9: Your Life’s Chapter Headings

Welcome to The Intentional Story Podcast! What doesn’t kill you makes you… more of who you were meant to be. Start this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast with us as we “circle back” on a few things (and touch on our hate/hate relationship with that phrase)....

Episode 8: Rewriting an Opening Story

Episode 8: Rewriting an Opening Story

Welcome to The Intentional Story Podcast! Ever wondered what it’s like to work with us as we workshop an idea? In this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, Melanie gives all sorts of talks to all sorts of groups, and retools pieces of them depending on her...

Episode 7: Why Start With A Story?

Episode 7: Why Start With A Story?

Welcome to The Intentional Story Podcast! Starting with a story is something we teach in our SPEAK With Confidence program - but so many people ask "Why?" In this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, Maggie talks about her process when writing a new talk. Many...

Episode 6: Killing the Inner Critic

Episode 6: Killing the Inner Critic

Welcome to The Intentional Story Podcast! Spoiler alert - if you’re ever wanted to watch that Ryan Reynolds movie where he is buried alive, don’t watch it. Or if you really want to watch it, Maggie tells you how it ends in the first 2 minutes, so maybe skip ahead if...

Episode 5: A Touch of Imposter Syndrome

Episode 5: A Touch of Imposter Syndrome

Welcome to The Intentional Story Podcast! We seem to hear and read a lot about ‘imposter syndrome’ these days, but what does that mean for us as storytellers? Believe it or not, audiences can tell if you are afraid, insecure, overconfident, or arrogant as soon as you...

Episode 4: Empathy is the Key to Great Storytelling, pt. 2

Episode 4: Empathy is the Key to Great Storytelling, pt. 2

Welcome to The Intentional Story Podcast! Welcome to the Intentional Story Podcast where we talk about… Maggie’s anger. Okay not really, but that is how we start things off this episode. We are actually continuing our conversation about empathy and storytelling....

Episode 3: Empathy is the Key to Great Storytelling, pt. 1

Episode 3: Empathy is the Key to Great Storytelling, pt. 1

Welcome to The Intentional Story Podcast! If you know us at all, you know we talk about empathy A LOT. Spend some time with us as we talk about the difference between empathy and sympathy, and how every single one of us as human beings can feel with other people more...

Episode 2: Meet Your Hosts

Episode 2: Meet Your Hosts

Welcome to The Intentional Story Podcast! Well, hi! We’re Maggie, Nate, and Melanie - and we’re here to share a bit about who we are and what makes us care about stories and the people who tell them.    Melanie, the Approachable Badass, wants you to show up for...

Episode 1: It Has Begun

Episode 1: It Has Begun

Welcome to The Intentional Story Podcast! Every single human on this planet has a life full of stories. Whether you see them swirling around you or not, those stories impact the way you see the world, yourself, and all of the people around you. We believe that your...