Your Next Stop Live with Juliet Hahn - Storytelling Tips

your next stop Dec 29, 2022

Listen to a new episode of Your Next Stop Live recorded live on Fireside. Juliet Hahn is a storyteller, consultant, keynote speaker and content creator.  Her mission in life is to give Women and Men a stage to share their stories.  She believes deeply that everyone has a story and we all can learn from each other.  We just need to listen.  Juliet helps her clients be able to articulate their stories. She helps connect the dots so they can share and connect with more people. #storiesconnectus

Your Next Stop Podcast and YNS Live highlights people who have followed a purpose/passion and made it into a career. These shows are inspiring and will get you thinking! YNS live with NFL Thread a series within YNS Live dives deep to understand who NFL women are and what motivates them. YNS Live chips away at the perception of NFL women and showcases their talents, initiatives and missions.  PIVOT dives into the players & spouses as they share transition out of the league. Through these conversations, Juliet guides people to explore their past in order to connect the dots to their own story. Everyone has a story and it is through sharing, active listening (and sometimes laughing) that people connect and learn from one another.


You can find Juliet on Instagram and LinkedIn.


Remarkable Quotes


“When you're talking to someone,  and you see that their posture stands up, their voice maybe gets a little faster, they get excited, but it's the slightest little move - that's something they're passionate about and that's something they can talk about for hours.”


“So whether you're a brand, you're an entrepreneur, you're a small business, an influencer or a micro influencer, even in the corporate world, it's really important that you know how to articulate your story in different time stamps.”


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Juliet Hahn  00:01:51 

We'll be starting in one minute.

Restarting in one minute.

Welcome to y live,

And your next stop live, I will be there. One minute just getting my camera on because something is going.


I so apologize.


camera was not working, and I've never had that happen. And so I tried to kinda, like, troubleshoot

as I was on.

So welcome to your next stop live. I am Juliet at Han. I'm am... The host of your next stop live i'm also the host of your next stop. I have a number of live other shows

one of them, two of them actually are on here,

why live with Nfl thread, and then why apply with Nfl thread pivot. So if you guys are new to the show, welcome. Welcome. This is live here on Fireside. Again, your next stop live. My name is Juliet Han. And I love Fireside. I've been with Fireside since almost the beginning, and is one of my favorite platforms. So if you are on Linkedin right now, hello. If you're on Twitch,

Youtube. I think Facebook might be streaming there as well.

Welcome. Welcome to your next stop live.

I am excited to share this with you. So another thing about me that others do not know, because I don't talk about as much as I do have a consulting business, and I am a story telling consultant So I help you guys be able to formulate your stories,

especially now that I've had this podcast


thousand nineteen. So you can do the math.

Math on a strong point, but I started in November twenty nineteen.

And I've have had hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of guests on. And what I do is in my episodes, I always connect to dots

that people don't realize And it's really fun

as it unfolds.

And a lot of my guests later will say,

I I you know, I didn't even think about that. So I I didn't think that that part of my story was important. So I'm gonna give you guys a couple of tips of how I really

get into the meat, how I realized it's an important part of the person's life. And

and then some tips

for when you're on a podcast when your storytelling telling when you're on stage when you're doing the media circuits,

So if you guys are here in in the audience, welcome. Welcome. If you wanna ask some questions, please feel free to do that as well. Can you guys hear me loud enough?

Let me know if you guys can up or do something if you hear great. Okay. Perfect.

Okay. So

When I started just give you a little background when I started this podcast,

in twenty nineteen, it was called next stopped crazy town. Crazy town is, like, very dear to my heart. I'm a mom of three

teenagers right now, and have two boxers.

I have a husband I have a very big extended family I'm one of five. So there's always crazy town was kind of always like an energy that I love. I love

just energy of people, the dogs, the kids, people running around. I'm always kinda moving. I do sit on the couch watch shows.

With my husband, but I am kind of like a a moving kind of person.

And so when I first started the podcast, it was really at a time in my life where my kids were getting older, They didn't need me as much. And and I was feeling stuck in my creative worlds.

If you do not know my whole story, please, there's there there's a couple different podcaster out there, but you can also go to my website, which is here. To give you a little background. I am reflex. So school was really tough for me,

but I did play two sports in college because that was where I really shine. But

communicating storytelling was always a

kind of a key in my life because when I spoke, I realized that people listened to me different especially teachers adults. They would stop and listen

because I am very good at articulating. I'm very good at getting my words out. Out verbally, but not on paper. So that's where the the school struggled.

So when I wanted to start something in my older life,

I was... As I said, I was a little stuck in my creative world. I never saw myself as creative,

and that brings me back to my story when I was little

And if you know this, you you're you're gonna chocolate because they're like, okay. I hear this story all the time. But basically, all the class went off too gifted and talented myself and another

boy went to special reading. And what I learned was

in my own words, is that I didn't go because I wasn't creative. It wasn't that I was just like and I struggled and reading. It was wet that I wasn't creative. So the thing that really dunk was I kinda gave that narrative to to myself at all times, but I was really good at communicating. I was good talking to people. I was really good at sports. I had my my strength so I wasn't really ever insecure, but school was tough.

So as I got older,

like, you know, my kids would get

come with me. And mom, can you help me with the arts and craft new? No. No. No. I I'm not creative Go asked dad. We were... You know, I was the one that took them out to go run and and jump in the mud and dig dirt some climb mountains and all of that stuff. That's what how I really shine as as a parents, give them con, you know, the confidence

you can do this, You know, your body can move here and there.

Creativity is not one of them.

So when started this podcast and completely felt in love,

with the creative side of it.

I kinda laughed at myself and have changed that narrative that I'm not creative. I'm extremely creative.

It's just not... I don't... I'm not gonna drawing.

So I kind of thought creativity had to do that. So as I've gone on with my podcast journey and helping clients, through the storytelling,

which Storytelling telling has been around for ages as we all know, It's been around forever,

and it is an art and not everyone knows how to articulate their story.

I found with clients and even having my own podcast

that a lot of times people don't know how to condense their story or elongate their story. So that is something that I teach

through my consulting

part of my company.

Because there's parts of your story

that are actually really important, and sometimes people don't think of them as important, and I'm gonna give you some kind of concrete


about this. I've had number as i that number of hundreds and hundreds of people that I spoken to, and it always will surprise me when someone will bring up something in there story and so, you know, it... It's really not a big deal. We can talk about it later. But I hear

how they get kind of excited. I see their body language kinda move a little bit. And I'm like, wait a second. That's just not something little. That's something that that they get excited about. So I always ask a question

on that. So here's that's number one storytelling tip. When you're talking to someone when you are a podcast guest or host or whatever you are, and you see someone get a little bit, like, their posture stands up,

their voice maybe gets a little faster.

They get acceptable, but it's the slightest little move. That's something they're passionate about, and that's something they can talk for hours. And so if you talk to them

about it, it's really, really fascinating to then see where that part of their story goes. And I love that so much because it is so slight, and I say this all the time. There's there's a difference between hearing

and listening.

Listening and hearing. You give be listening to someone, but are you actually hearing them? Are you actually hearing what they're saying? And if you truly are,

you'll pick up those little cues of when someone gets excited.

The other thing is,

I keep doing that because I didn't think my light was on. The other thing that's really important.

When you're a guest going on a podcast, and here's another tip


to do a little research

on the person that is the host.

So listening to their podcast, hear how they


conduct themselves. Are they doing an interview more an interview style where it's question answers question answers or is it more conversational?

And and I know that sounds so silly, but there's so many people that I've had on my podcast.

That when I have, like, a little, you know, the one on one to see if there

fit from my podcast if their stories a fit, and they don't

do their homework. They didn't listen to the way I

share on my podcast that it listen to my that... You know my podcast is about conversations.

And so a lot of times, I'll turn those people down as guests because I'm like, you know it? And it's not the lack of homework, but it's the lack of knowing

how to pitch me and talk to me. And share a bit of their story, the storytelling piece again, there, stories connect us

in in such a way that sometimes it's downplayed.

So whether you're a brand, you're an or our your small business, an influencer, a Micro influencer, even in the corporate world, it's really important that you know how to articulate you your story in different

time stamps. So

going out on the podcast circuit, is really the best way to get free advertising. I mean it's really give the best way to get your message out there. And sometimes

the smaller podcasts

versus the medium to large podcast.

You're gonna get more people that are interested because, you know, it's like, okay. Even if you had a hundred and fifty people, listen to your podcast and you're a small business that's getting or you have a, you know, a a product that's getting your product into

an or your processor brand into a hundred and fifty

people's ears that you would never have connected with. So going on the podcast circuit is I believe, very, very important for for those people.

As I said, small business entrepreneur micro phones or influencer or brand,

even someone in the business world that wants to move in the corporate ladder going to networking events, it's really important, again, to be able to connect your story, and those are little snippets. Right? So those are, like, little you meet someone you're talking to them for five minutes.

How do you conduct yourself? How, you know, what part of your story are you sharing with people in those in those realms? And I do that with all my clients. It's something that

I'm super passionate about. I love storytelling. I've loved it in my entire life. I used to tell stories on those was little I used to tell stories, you know, to my kids,

and it's really... It doesn't matter if it's my story or i'm making up a story there's different ways that you engage audiences. And again, it's it's

it it's it's it's not. It's not... You know, some people have it. Some people need help on it. But it is something people can learn. So, again, so there's a couple different tips when you're telling your story to be able to know how to articulate it in a couple different

time stamps. So if you're going on a podcast,

and it's a forty five minute podcast,

versus a twenty minute podcast,

You're gonna need to know those parts of your stories that you're gonna include.

And the parts that me, you know what? This is not the time for this to come out. Maybe it will come out, but this is not the important part of my story. These are the important parts of my story.

And so anyone in the audience do you guys have any questions

or any comments, please. You can just go over to the react down here.

And feel free to

to jump up and ask. I don't have to put you own on video. I can, and I know some people at work right now, but welcome.

Welcome, wherever you're listening to this. So

learning about the host is an important thing.

Knowing that you can

also articulate your story in a number of different


The other thing is listening. Right? Listening or hearing, even if you're on a podcast, and the host says something,

and you could see them get a little

add to what they're saying.

And it just makes for a better conversation.

The other thing and I teach this a lot if you are on podcaster,

and this is... It's it's storytelling, but it's also a way to kind of

center yourself. If you're on a podcast or you're doing media circuits, and you are not used to it, and you move around a lot.

Have something underneath the table. I use little rocks

little shells that I get at the beach that you can rob. I, like, a little clip, just something that you can keep your hands

down because I And and I've been doing this. You know, I'm I you could guys see me. I'm using my hands a lot, but sometimes you hit the mic, I've even been doing this as long, but I know now, I can move my hands, But a lot of times, I just try to keep my hands underneath the table. Not only doesn't it keep me still,

but it also keeps my mind very focused.

So as

a podcast host, and as a podcast guest,

it's really important that I am not going all over the place I'm not going from here to there to there to there and I'm confusing people. So if I do that, on, you know, have this table, it's stimulates my brain in a different way. So it kinda keeps me on track,

which is really important.

Now does it always work other times where there's distractions now, but you just trying to get yourself back centered.

So, again,

I'm gonna repeat a couple different things. If you're on a podcast

or if you're on a stage,

if you were on

the media circuit, it's really important to be able to articulate your story in many different facets and many different time increments.

There be something where you're on, you have five minutes, ten minutes, twenty minutes, Forty five minutes an hour.

You need to be able to think about the parts of the story that are connecting with the audience that you're speaking to, that's also very important.

So you can have a thirty minute story

and you're a brand.

But this audience that you're trying to connect to is more of a medical audience. There's any

course you really wanna focus on the the brand part of your

brand and the medical part of it.

Now you're gonna be on another podcast

that actually, their audience is about passion and excitement and stories.

You're gonna put in some of your stories

that are really important. And, again, I'm gonna give you a little little snippet in here. One of my guest

talked about a flower. She said, oh, this is just, you know, it's it's really not a big deal. I can go into it a little bit, but and I could see her perk up.

And she I said, her, can you explain to me what you're were talking about with the pink peo? And she lit up

and the our conversation just went down this most beautiful path

because it was something that was really dear to her heart.

And I felt that when she said, you know, all it was with me hearing her, just talk about this pink peo for two seconds. She's like, oh, that's a whole nother story, but I could see that it needed to be incorporated into this story.

So listening,

and hearing, not just doing that, finding something that keeps you

less distracted. So if it's something under the table, you're rubbing, you could also do, you know, I mean, there's clay. There's the squeeze ball stress, whatever is that's gonna keep you focused.

And not all over the place is really important.

And then if you're going on a podcast, if you were, A guest

to do homework,

to make sure you see and hear how the guest and I mean, how the host

conducts her or himself, whether it's more of a conversational


or more of a interview style podcast. Even if you reach out to someone to say that you wanna be on their podcast,

and maybe you heard, like, a little bit. Like, oh, I've just seen them all over social media. I know that that's a podcast I wanna get on,

Listen to an episode


you might not know how to have the conversation like that host does, and you need to do a little practicing before you jump on the call to try to pitch them.

Because they're gonna be able to feel it. So it's really important when you're doing that.

It just gives the the host

a little bit. Be like, okay. If this person's did my homework, I can just jump into this instead of being like, okay. Well, this is how I conduct my podcast,

and it just gives a little bit more credibility.

Again, if you guys have any questions, I know some of you probably, you know, in the audience there, if you might be at work, you might not have any questions, but you can always Dm me and I am Juliet at. On Instagram, You can also email me at info at i m, Joy.

My website is I am joy dot com. There's other opportunities that I have that I do corporate events and all that kind of stuff, but my one and one consulting with the storytelling is on there. I also have a workshop to help people kinda find that passion

and turn it to a business.

That's a whole nother podcast.

But that is something that also excites me. But I'm happy to answer any of your questions. I'm happy to

really talk this is something that's so passionate

to me

and not a lot of people

know. And I shouldn't say not a lot of people. There's there's a handful of people that know how to tell their story.

Really well, but then there's ones that don't know how to really

incorporate the little nuggets that maybe are important, and it's really fun as a podcast host.

To get to those nuggets on my podcast


there's what's connect. Those are little things that I know are gonna connect with my audience

and those little things, I know are gonna connect with the, you know, the audience ed a grader at a greater connection because stories connect us. Another little story is I had a... This gentleman, he's an engineer, and then he

went into business on his own, and now he helps people create in invent he's like, in

helps people with their inventions.


I had asked him, like, a a question about something in his childhood, and it was so exciting to see him perk up

And then later, say to me... I haven't thought about that in literally twenty years.

Thank you. For asking you me about that. That was a really good feeling. Like, I kick got off your podcast, and I just felt happy and good

because it was something I haven't thought about. So, again, if you're a host or a guest,

these are the kind of things are important

to connect with people all altogether. If you're an entrepreneur, If you're a small business,

if you're an influencer Michael influence or if you're a brand, even if you're corporate, America,

think about parts of your story, and it could go way back. From when you're little,

that make you kinda gig. And They know that sounds silly, but something that kind of makes you get gig a little story that maybe happened to you remember when you were little, and sometimes it might not be a gig, something. It might be, like, something that was uncomfortable. It wasn't great, but it's still a part of your story, and it's still gonna connect with more people.

So that is the homework I want you guys to do. I want you to think about your life,

think about things that make you have me too excited and maybe not so excited.

And think about how you can articulate those and if there things that should be articulated.

Again, thank you so much for joining. Your next to stop live.

This is live here on Fireside. This is my second series. I believe this is the second kind of storytelling series. I'm doing three. This is the second part.

If you may The first part is living here on Fireside, and actually, we'll be going out next week on all the podcast players.

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