The Intentional Story

The Intentional Story

The podcast where we help humans say what they need to say - intentionally.

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August 30, 2021 37 min

It sure is hard to believe, but season 1 has almost come and gone. We have a couple of loose ends to tie up for you all, so on this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, we are resolving cliffhangers and bookending the first season. 

How we format the stories we tell can completely change the impact of our words - in both negative and positive ways. Taking the time to intentionally structure a story can build and resolve tension...

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Together for the first time EVER, we recorded this episode in Denver right before our very last SPEAK With Confidence Retreat. 14 Rockstars were making their way to us, so why not talk about manifesting, confidence, and what it looks like to show up perfectly you?

On this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, we talk about whether we see ‘manifesting’ as whoo-whoo or concrete, depending on how the idea was first presented to us....

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There are a million different ways for the world to categorize us - that can be good or bad, depending on the motivation behind it. One of the favorite ways to do that in the last 30 years is through personality tests (Myers-Briggs, DISC, StrengthsFinder, etc.). We want people to tell us who we are - it’s a lot of work to take that journey on our own. Why are we fascinated by personality tests? What are we really trying to learn fr...

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Did you know that the things our parents, grandparents, great-grandparents (and on and on) did get passed down to us? The experiences of our families make huge imprints on us, whether we are aware of it or not. 

Take some time with us on this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast to sift through some of our own personal generational stories and the impact they have on each of us - the way we process, the things we fear, the hopes...

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What doesn’t kill you makes you… more of who you were meant to be. Start this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast with us as we “circle back” on a few things (and touch on our hate/hate relationship with that phrase). Melanie recaps how her talk from episode 8 went and how she used the bookending technique to tie her talk together beautifully. 

We have mentioned the idea of ‘chapter headings’ over and over again on this podcast...

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Ever wondered what it’s like to work with us as we workshop an idea? In this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, we learn about how Melanie gives all sorts of talks to all sorts of groups, and retools pieces of them depending on her audience. 

With her first in-person talk in over a year just 24 hours away, we are working on her opening story - a live coaching workshop! How can you make the most of the first few minutes you ar...

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July 19, 2021 26 min

Starting with a story is something we teach in our SPEAK With Confidence program – but so many people ask “Why?”

In this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, Maggie talks about her process when writing a new talk. Many speakers are able to use the same talk over and over, changing just a few things and adapting it for their audience, but pastors need to change their content completely from week to week. 

Everyone has a different...

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If you know us at all, you know we talk about empathy A LOT. Spend some time with us as we talk about the difference between empathy and sympathy, and how every single one of us as human beings can feel with other people more genuinely. In this episode of The IntentionalS Story Podcast, we dive deep into how all of these things shape us on and off stage, and discuss why the world needs more truly empathetic people (let’s all feel t...

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Welcome to the Intentional Story Podcast where we talk about… Maggie’s anger. Okay not really, but that is how we start things off this episode. We are actually continuing our conversation about empathy and storytelling. 

Melanie, Nate, and Maggie share about some of their experiences, specifically within their families growing up, and how their ability to understand the other sides of the story has helped them become more empatheti...

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We seem to hear and read a lot about ‘imposter syndrome’ these days, but what does that mean for us as storytellers? 

Believe it or not, audiences can tell if you are afraid, insecure, overconfident, or arrogant as soon as you walk on stage. At the end of the day, it all comes down to owning your story, so how can you fully own it? 

In this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, we break down what ‘imposter syndrome’ is, how it af...

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July 12, 2021 33 min

Welcome to The Intentional Story Podcast! Every single human on this planet has a life full of stories. Whether you see them swirling around you or not, those stories impact the way you see the world, yourself, and all of the people around you. We believe that your stories are worth telling, and we want to help you tell them well. 

In the inaugural episode, we jump right in & talk about the purpose, meaning, and heart behind The...

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July 12, 2021 24 min

Spoiler alert - if you’re ever wanted to watch that Ryan Reynolds movie where he is buried alive, don’t watch it. Or if you really want to watch it, Maggie tells you how it ends in the first 2 minutes, so maybe skip ahead if you don’t want to know.

While we may not be able to actually kill our inner critics, we can name them, acknowledge them, and move on from them. In this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, we continue our c...

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July 12, 2021 45 min

Well, hi! We’re Maggie, Nate, and Melanie - and in this episode of The Intentional Story Podcast, we share a bit about who we are and what makes us care about stories and the people who tell them. 

Melanie, the Approachable Badass, wants you to show up for yourself so you can show up for others. Growing up in a space where women were mothers, nurses, or teachers, she ended up getting into communications and falling in love with bran...

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June 30, 2021 3 min

TEASER ALERT!

How many adults does it take to intro a podcast? Get a behind-the-scenes look at how much Melanie, Nate, and Maggie screw up when they need to be serious. Oh, and hear all of us swear… a few times. 

We’re getting ready to launch The Intentional Story Podcast, so be sure to LIKE, REVIEW, and SUBSCRIBE anywhere you listen to podcasts!



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