Some of the most effective and impactful stories from speakers are when they are the butt of the joke; when their own foibles and uncertainties make the speaker more relatable to the audience, who can envision themselves doing the exact same thing.

Meredith Oliver is a Keynote Speaker, author, and sales and digital marketing expert, who often works with homebuilders and their teams. She’s been around a construction site or two in her day, and knows how things work (which is what makes her signature elevator story even funnier).

On this episode of Standing Ovation, you’ll hear Meredith’s hilarious story whereby she almost stripped herself naked at the National Speakers Association annual conference – INFLUENCE.

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Hear Meredith’s funny story about the elevator at the National Speakers Association annual conference

How Meredith encourages her audience to participate during her presentations

A sneak peek into another hilarious signature story from Meredith

Why you should try to be more vulnerable and relatable on stage

How Meredith decides where to place her signature stories in a keynote

The benefits of building a speaker mastermind group and getting feedback from other professional speakers

Why Meredith is a big believer in scripting her keynotes

Key Quotes

“I didn’t understand how people reacted to my material…until you get a sample of all types of thought-processes, you don’t know what people are hearing”

“I’m a big believer in scripting out the beginning and end of a story”

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