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Storytelling is Everything! First Simplify Your Story, with Kristin Link

Episode 25

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Kristen Link is an Executive Public Speaking Coach and storyteller in Silicon Valley. After earning a computer science degree from Fitchburg State University, she began her career in Silicon Valley at Hewlett Packard, she began in technical roles and sales and marketing before moving into leadership training. Her varied jobs often included conveying technical information to non-technical audiences. The skills she learned about storytelling and simplifying information are the foundation of what I share with Double Forte’s clients.

She works with global business leaders at Amazon, eBay, Intuit, Palo Alto Networks, Stanford Graduate School of Business, TEDx San Francisco, The Hershey Company, VMware, Zoom, etc. She offers workshops, one-on-one coaching, and team coaching. Kristin can often be found deeply listening to her clients, honored to hear their stories, and helping them create meaningful change.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How to lead with the conclusion to hook your audience fast
  • Focus on the impact of your story, what’s the big take-away
  • How to become more confident when public speaking or presenting
  • Stop using jargon and acronyms – tips and practices to get rid of them
  • Why technical talk doesn’t belong in your presentation or pitch technical
  • Why you should attempt to answer questions with a clear headline


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