10 Secrets of Virtual Storytelling

A Guide To Help You Give Better Online Presentations

COVID-19 has attacked many weaknesses in the world and it continues to cause chaos and disruption everywhere, but as many of us are confined to working in our home offices, I have noticed another weakness that Coronavirus it is exposing – our ability (or lack of) to give presentations virtually.


So for the first time ever, I have recorded an extended seminar in my home office, sharing a collection of the best pieces of communications advice I have picked up from some of the best speakers in the world about virtual storytelling.


Anyway, I just thought it might be helpful to share with you some tips I have found for building your confidence, bringing data to life, telling better stories faster – and more importantly, connecting with whatever audience is at the other side of that tiny little camera.



I uploaded the slides here if you want to take a closer look.

10 Secrets of Virtual Storytelling : Quotes & Links


  1. It’s not enough to be good (or right) you need to be effective”. Neil DeGrasse Tyson
  2. Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can never get it wrong”. Tony Robbins
  3. In the end people are not persuaded by what you say but by what they understand” John C. Maxwell
  4. Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make but the stories you tell”. Seth Godin
  5. You can change the world just by sharing your story”. Barack Obama
  6. Whoever tells the best stories goes home with the most marbles”. Jeremy Waite
  7. www.Masterclass.com
  8. 110 Techniques of Communication (TEDx, David JP Phillips)
  9. The Shape of My Perfect Keynote by Jeremy Waite
  10. How I Write a Column by Thomas Friedman
  11. Thank You For Being Late by Thomas Friedman
  12. Death by Powerpoint (TEDx, David JP Phillips)
  13. The Magical Science of Storytelling (TEDx, David JP Phillips)
  14. Steve Jobs iPhone Launch (2007)
  15. ResonateIlluminate & Data Story by Nancy Duarte
  16. Duarte Inc. Communication Blog
  17. Five StarsTalk Like TED & Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs by Carmine Gallo
  18. TED Talks by Chris Anderson
  19. The Secret to Great Speaking by Chris Anderson
  20. Why IBM? by Jeremy Waite
  21. Climate Dataviz by Cameron Beccario –
  22. Watson Personality Insights Language analysis tool
  23. My Vimeo channel https://vimeo.com/jpwaite
  24. My Blog for Climate Stuffwww.jeremy.earth
  25. My TenWords Podcast