Episodes
This is it, storytellers. We've (almost) come to the end of season 6 with a final solo episode from Rain. He talks about how to engage the mind, body, and soul of your audience when telling your story and why storytelling isn't a marketing strategy. And stay tuned for that 100th episode coming in couple weeks where we'll recap the best moments of season 6! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/01/21
Storytellers... this is the LAST GUEST of Season 6! This episode of The Storytelling Lab features jack of all trades, Mike Ganino. Mike is first and foremost a storyteller, and he exercises that in his speaking, coaching, event planning, and hosting. He's an inspiration and a joy to listen to, and we hope you get as much out of it as Rain did! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/24/21
Storytellers... we're nearing the end of season 6 and that means we're one episode closer to 100! On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain talks about why it's so important to keep your stories SIMPLE, or "KISS" as he calls it (Keep It Simple, Stupid). Tune in for some of Rain's most valuable tips and tricks! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/17/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain reconnects with documentary filmmaker, Nancy Buirski. Nancy is most famously known for directing "The Loving Story," and is the Founder and Director of the Full Frame Film Festival . For all you passionate filmmakers out there, this is the episode for you! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/10/21
We're getting close to the end of season 6, storytellers! Just five more episodes til we reach the milestone of 100 episodes of The Storytelling Lab and we are EXCITED.. can you tell?! On this episode, Rain answers a recent question he got during a workshop, "How many stories is too many?" He discusses why story structure is so vital and ways to re-package your story. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 06/03/21
On this week's episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain has on Mothyna James-Brightful (or Sister Mothyna as some call her), and what an inspiring conversation it was! Mothyna radiates positivity and hope and it's clear why so many storytellers seek her guidance. She talks about how to heal trauma with group storytelling and how to find your "divine spot" to do your greatest work. Don't miss this episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/27/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain addresses the elephant in your mind... "Will people get tired of hearing my story?" No, absolutely not! And in this episode, Rain explains exactly why that is and how repetition is key to garnering your audience and obtaining sales leads. Tune in for this packed episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/20/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain chats with Robert Kennedy II -- author, speaker, coach, corporate trainer, and expert storyteller. Robert brings a wealth of knowledge and actionable tips to us this week! He talks on the importance of prioritization and execution, how to stay "interesting," capitalizing on all the content mediums at your disposal, and so much more. Tune in for a jam-packed episode! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 05/13/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain talks specifically about one of his course lesson topics (p.s. - if you haven't checked out the course yet, we will leave the link below!) Rain utilizes experiences from his life to detail exactly how you can start mapping where your unique intersections are. Tune in for all the storytelling tips and tricks! Link to course: https://rainbennettstorytellingschool.thinkific.com/courses/uncover-the-story-to-launch-your-personal-brand See...
Published 05/06/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain connects with Jaya Rose -- and as it turns out, they have A LOT in common! Jaya is a master storyteller, show host, speaker, and coach. Jaya speaks on the importance accountability, authenticity, and never dimming your light for anyone. Tune in for all the savvy business strategies she has to offer AND a special announcement from Rain! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 04/29/21
Heya, storytellers! Have you ever wondered what the best platform is for your story? With so many new and trending platforms out there, it can be difficult to determine which one is best suited for you. On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, wonder no more! Rain goes over all the newest (and oldest) platforms and shares his experience with each of them. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 04/22/21
Storytellers, you're going to LOVE this episode! This episode of The Storytelling Lab features Kerri Twigg, author, speaker, teacher, and expert career coach that isn't your typical "coachy coach," as she puts it. Kerri talks on how to successfully combine happiness + financial stability and why mindfulness and self-love are bigger players than you might think. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 04/15/21
Storytellers, are you ready for some very exciting news?! On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain announces that his online course "Uncover the Story to Launch Your Personal Brand" is officially available for pre-order! If you're ready for some invaluable tips and tricks about how to turn your story into a profitable business, then this is the episode (and the course) for you. For more information about the course, check out this link:...
Published 04/08/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain sits down with Annette Simmons, author, speaker, community activist, and behavioral storytelling expert who just so happens to live right in his neck of the woods! Annette discusses the importance of authentic connection and diversity in storytelling as well as how to how to recognize if your story has resonated with your audience based on their behavior. This episode is perfect for anybody who wants to better their communication skills. See...
Published 04/01/21
We're here with another solo episode from your show host, Rain Bennett. On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain breaks the 'expert' stigma. He talks about the importance of harnessing what you DO have and utilizing where you're at in your journey today. This episode is perfect for anyone who needs a little confidence boost to know that you're completely capable to help someone with your story right now, and without being an expert. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...
Published 03/25/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain unites with his new pal, Neil Bearden. Neil and Rain instantly connected as they have similar upbringings and backgrounds. Together, they talk about their best storytelling strategies for motivating people to make change and the importance of not only accepting, but embracing your past. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 03/18/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain gives us the hard truth: you are not special. That's right, you're not! But the way you tell your story IS. Rain gives us all the tips and tricks for telling your story in the most unique way and how to maximize its impact on your audience. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 03/11/21
This episode of The Storytelling Lab is a lively one! Rain features Jimmy Hays Nelson, a high-performance business coach whose focus is to help clients craft their personal brand through storytelling. Jimmy speaks on the importance of accountability, self-respect, and vulnerability as some of the keys to unlocking your potential. This episode is perfect for anyone who needs help getting clarity on their goals. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 03/04/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain gets real with us about our common fears and apprehensions of telling our stories. Rain talks about why telling "the story that scares you" is so crucial to your development as a storyteller AND a person, and how it can benefit others, too! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 02/25/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain gets in touch with Cam F. Awesome (yes, that's his legal name), a passionate speaker and champion amateur boxer who travels all over the country speaking to young people and adults alike. Cam is an expert on culture, diversity, and inclusion and Rain gets to hear firsthand where and how he got his start. This episode is perfect for anybody in the beginning stages of building their speaking career. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...
Published 02/18/21
Happy first solo podcast day of the year, storytellers! As promised, we are going to continue to do these shorter, solo episodes and this one is definitely a hard hitter. Rain retells the story that won him his first storytelling competition and gives us line by line pointers for making your story a success, too. This is a perfect episode for anyone who wants to really get technical with their storytelling strategy and hone their potential. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out...
Published 02/11/21
Welcome back, storytellers! We made it to season 6 of The Storytelling Lab and what a ride it's been. On this episode, we're back with another storytelling expert, Heather H. Bennett. Heather is a personal brand coach who is chocked full of applicable tips to propel your business forward. Tune in for a fantastic episode about the importance of growing your personal brand! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 02/04/21
Happy New Year, storytellers! Before we plunge into Season 6 of The Storytelling Lab in February, we wanted to take one last look back at our best season yet. In this recap episode, Rain features the most inspiring moments from Julia Campbell, Troy Sandidge, Amanda, Cazzola, Ashley Bernardi, Nick Jaworski, Kevin Allison, Kenn Adams, Ray Christian, Andy Henriquez, and Miri Rodriguez. Tune in for all the top storytelling tips! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 01/14/21
Well storytellers, we've finally reached the end of season 5 of The Storytelling Lab and what a phenomenal season it was! This season has been our most successful one yet thanks to our incredibly inspiring guests and YOU for consistently tuning in! On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain tells us the story of his journey to becoming the storyteller he is today and how you can unlock your innate storytelling potential. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/24/20