WorkLife Book Of The Week: How To Turn Your Story Into A Powerful Presentation

Welcome to WorkLife Book Of The Week. Every week Monday through Sunday I serialise a story from the School of WorkLife book series. I do this each day in under 280 characters, which I post across my social media channels. Then at the end of each week, I bring all 7 daily posts together here as 1 weekly blog post, which I also share on my podcast: WorkLife Book Wisdom.

This week’s WorkLife Book of The Week is:  How To Turn Your Story Into A Powerful Presentation

This week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: How To Use The 5 Steps To Tell Your Unique WorkLife Story

Carmel’s Story: How She Used The Five Steps to Finding Her Unique Story Which Led To Her Discovering and Beginning The Next Chapter of Her WorkLife Story


Step 1: Think about Where Your Passions Lie. What are the subject matters that excite you and make you feel you have something to say? e.g. I’m passionate about learning and the arts, This is what I’m going to be talking about. Step 2: Where do you spend your time? Where do you 


spend your valuable time outside of work? e.g. I choose to spend my time learning – podcasts, reading or taking a course. I visit galleries, museums, cinemas and theatres. Step 3: Where Do You Spend Your Disposable Income e.g. I spend my money on learning and the arts. Step 4: 


Think about Your Struggles. In tough times what did you do?  What kind of uncertainties did you feel? e.g. I changed my WorkLife from investment banking to career coaching. That was a struggle because it was a juggling act initially. I worked to bring in income while studying and


gaining practical experience to launch my new WorkLife. I felt uncertain about whether I could make that transition and if I could make a living from it. Step 5: Think about Your Struggles What was the moment you had your greatest realisation? e.g. there was a further struggle 


that led to discovering my ‘Eureka’ moment. Once qualified, individual coaching came easily to me, but group workshops and presentations didn’t. I was so incredibly nervous that I would be physically ill before talking in front of people. I was also very inhibited in how I moved. 


To overcome this I did acting classes. Then I had my ‘Eureka’ moment of how the techniques of drama are significant in people development. The unique skills sets artists have had to develop in their craft brings learning alive. This excited me because I knew with my background


in learning, I could collaborate with artists to create meaningful learning programmes. That’s how I found the next chapter of my WorkLife story. It has been helpful in establishing my company brand, and in business and networking situations helping me to talk about what I do.

That’s a wrap on this week’s WorkLife Story of The Week: How To Use The 5 Steps To Tell Your Unique WorkLife Story, from the School Of WorkLife book: How To Turn Your Story Into A Powerful Presentation

If you enjoyed Carmel’s story, you may also like to learn about her fuller WorkLife story and the exercises that helped her to develop her story into a powerful presentation, along with the other stories and assignments in this week’s WorkLife Book of The Week: How To Turn Your Story Into A Powerful Presentation

Click on the above image to see a preview of what’s inside, along with the main ideas and the meaning behind these.

That’s a wrap on The School Of WorkLife Book Series. 27 Stories From 27 School Of WorkLife Books Told Over 27 Weeks.

The School of WorkLife book series are designed to help you manage your own WorkLife Learning.

Each book tells real WorkLife stories of the successes and challenges people encountered in their WorkLife. Each book also includes the exercises that helped navigate these situations, which are presented as assignments for you to work through.

The stories I share are based on real life WorkLife situations – case studies of the challenges and successes people experienced in navigating the chapters of their WorkLife Story.

I believe stories are a powerful mechanism for teaching, a powerful medium to learn through, and also a powerful way to communicate who you are and what you stand for.

I hope you enjoy the stories and find them helpful in navigating the chapters of your WorkLife story.

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Published by Carmel O' Reilly

Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of WorkLife Book Club, Your WorkLife Your Way and The School of WorkLife book series. Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning. Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.

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