Episodes
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain sits down with Gerry Sandusky (yes, that's Gerry with a 'G'), voice of the Baltimore Ravens and business coach. Gerry is an expert at teaching business leaders how to communicate with their audience in an effective and emotionally impactful way. Tune in for some fantastic tips about how to take control of your narrative and become an excellent communicator. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/30/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain gives us a sneak peek into his upcoming Six Second Stories: Maximize Your Impact in Minimal Time with Video Storytelling. He tells us about the various options for video storytelling and provides guidelines depending on the type of video and the platform you use. This episode is perfect for anyone who's looking to expand their marketing strategy and wants to learn how using video can transform your business! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and...
Published 09/23/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain catches up with his pal Larry Long Jr., an exuberant speaker, sales coach, and self-made business man. Larry is guaranteed to make your ears perk up as he gives us some invaluable pieces of advice from his career transition journey to a full-time speaker. Tune in for an episode that will leave you smiling. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/16/21
On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain dives into his journey of becoming a professional speaker. He goes into how to start your speaking career, tips for finding and getting in front of your audience, and concrete financial goals you should have for yourself. If you've ever thought about starting a public speaking career, this episode is for you! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/09/21
Welcome back to our first guest episode of Season 7 of The Storytelling Lab! Our first guest is Christoph Trappe, Director of Content Strategy at Voxpopme, author, speaker, and host of The Business of Storytelling. Rain and Christophe talk all about the benefits of livestreaming your show and other creative content. Show hosts and content creators -- tune in! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 09/02/21
Welcome back, storytellers! We're coming in hot with season 7 of The Storytelling Lab with an incredible episode line-up and can't wait for you to start listening. On this episode of The Storytelling Lab, Rain talks all things taking your story to the pages... that's right, writing a book! Rain is currently in the final stages of the self-publishing process and wants to give you all the tips and tricks he's learned along the way. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 08/19/21
At last we've arrived at episode 100 of The Storytelling Lab -- and what a journey it has been! This episode features 9 of our amazing guests from this season including Jimmy Hays Nelson, Heather H. Bennett, Neil Bearden, Annette Simmons, Kerri Twigg, Jaya Rose, Robert Kennedy II, Mike Ganino, and Mothyna James-Brightful. Tune in soon for the drop of Season 7! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 07/22/21
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