21: It's Not All About You - Crafting Impactful Stories That Resonate

December 12, 2023

21: It’s Not All About You – Crafting Impactful Stories That Resonate

Jacqueline stresses that with great power comes great responsibility.


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Even when drawing from personal lived experiences, compelling speakers must shape their stories to allow audiences to relate. Your stories shouldn’t just be about your own truth — they must resonate with your audiences’ truths as well. 

In this episode of Speaker Driven Business, Jacqueline Nagle stresses that with great power comes great responsibility. You have the power to share your stories in a way that effectively and impactfully gets your message across, but you also have to ensure your stories remain truthful. Additionally, if you are sharing traumatic stories, you must always remember to guide your audience back and out of the darkness.

Just as importantly, we should only speak into something when we can share from a place of strength, power, and grace. As Jacqueline highlights, this allows audiences to feel safe with you even when your stories are heavy. 

Tune in as Jacqueline shares pivotal rules for crafting stories that resonate so you can punch through the barriers to move and inspire your audiences.


  • Why your stories should not be about you, even when they are (00:05) 
  • Rule #1: No therapy on stage (04:15)
  • Rule #2: Take care with what’s shared (04:58)
  • Rule #3: Shape stories to lend messages (05:38)
  • Rule #4: Always speak with strength and grace (06:05)
  • Rule #5: The truth about the hero’s journey (07:04)


“If you still need to be the hero you should not take to the stage.” – Jacqueline Nagle

“To create transformation and impact, and to make a difference in the world, you have to be the hero who has come back with the wisdom, the insights and the knowing to share” – Jacqueline Nagle



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