Episode 039 Interview with Matt Garner – BUSINESS Speaker and CEO of Longboard PR

Matt Garner, CEO of Longboard PR and a public speaker, specializes in helping people understand how to connect with their audience, and he’s a real fan of story.

5 Tips for How To Tell A Story– with Matthew Garner

Welcome back to Love Your Story interview land. Today I am bringing you Matthew Garner and he’s going to share his 5 tips for how to tell a story that impacts. Why does this apply to you?  Well, no matter who you are every day you are telling stories. We use stories to help our kids, our friends, our employees understand what we need or want them to do. We use stories to make real connections with each other and share our experiences. We use stories when we present ourselves at work, church, or in social circles. Stories have soooo many functions in our lives – it’s how we share awe, how we share lessons we learned – both good and bad, it’s how we make sense of things that have happened to us, it’s how we let someone into our experiences and share our lives.  Now, while story comes super naturally to everyone, and you’ve been telling stories your whole life, understanding how to tell them effectively makes you more effective and powerful in your communication. Stay Tuned.

Stories are our lives in language. Welcome to the Love Your Story podcast. I’m Lori Lee, and I’m excited for our future together of telling stories, evaluating our own stories, and lifting ourselves and others to greater places because of our control over our stories. This podcast is about empowerment and giving you, the listener, ideas to work with in making your stories work for you. Power serves you best when you know how to use it.

If you are a leader of a family, or a manager or leader at work, you need mad story skills. Story is the genre that everyone understands – you get a much better response when you share an idea or an expectation through a story that illustrates the example, rather than an explanation or a demand. Try it. But first, we’ll get a few tips from Matt so that you can rock it!

Matt Garner is from Longboard PR. He is a retired US Army Lieutenant Colonel who started his PR company when he retired.  His company helps companies and individuals increase their business by helping them understand their audience and how to send the message most effectively to that audience. Matt is a master storyteller, speaker and trainer, and he’s here to share his Wisdom.


To contact Matt:

(801) 786-9383





About the author, Lori

Lori is the host and producer of the Love Your Story podcast, a podcast dedicated to sharing candid interviews and conversations about living our best life stories on purpose. Lori pulls no punches in capturing interviews that shine a light on how we make it through the hard stuff – stress, anxiety, suicide, eating disorders, rape, the death of children, abuse, divorce and the real stuff we have to deal with. But, she also shares interviews with Olympians and incredible athletes, life coaches, therapists, and people who are changing the world – most often these two categories are one and the same. She has a master’s degree in Folklore--her research focuses on the personal narrative. She is the author of six books and over 100 magazine and newspaper articles, including her latest, L.I.F.E. – Living Intentional and Fearless Every Day. She consults with individuals on a personal and business level in helping them find their stories, reframe the ones that are holding them back, and manage the stories they currently tell themselves in order to create the story they personally want to live.

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