Superfan Attraction: Storytelling with Michelle Simone Miller
Artists and creatives, you have the power to heal, transform, and elevate lives. Are you ready to step into your power? Welcome to Superfan Attraction. Hello, I am your host, Diane Foy, and I’m thrilled to introduce you to my guest today. Michelle Simone Miller is a New York City based actress, podcast host, and communications coach. Her credits include Homeland, Blue Bloods, Winter’s Tale, and a lead role in the MTV scripted show, One Bad Choice. Her podcast is Mentors on the Mic and features interviews with accomplished mentors in the entertainment industry, including show runner Marta Kauffman from Friends, actor Tony Goldwyn from Scandal, many more. As a communications coach, she uses her acting training and performance background to incorporate play into professional development.
[00:01:03.880] – Diane Foy
In our interview, we first start with hearing about her acting journey, which started as a young child, and then she gives us some great tips about public speaking or speaking on video and reducing filler words. And also when storytelling, how to draw on the five senses to really draw people in to your story. I hope you enjoy it here and to learn all about your creative journey as well as you have some fantastic tips for all of us on storytelling and being prepared for video.
[00:01:43.680] – Diane Foy
That’s a good one. That would have been good for me today. I wasn’t that prepared. So why don’t you just start off by introducing yourself and we’ll go from there.
[00:01:54.200] – Michelle Simone Miller
Sure. Well, first of all, thanks for having me. I really appreciate it. I’m excited to be here. So I would start off by saying I’m Michelle. I am an actress and podcast host and communications coach. So I do a lot and so every day is a little different, which is lovely. So as an actress, I mostly focus on TV and film and commercials, though I do have a theater background as well. For communications coach, which is wonderful, about four years ago, I was able to figure out a way with other people’s help and mentorship to convert my acting background and acting training and be able to communicate that to practical tips for different clients and classes. So that’s what I do now as well. I teach classes, I have a membership, and I have private clients as well as some corporate trainings that I do where I use my acting background to help with public speaking and storytelling for professionals and things like that. Then lastly, I have a podcast. I host a podcast called Mentors on the Mic where I interview different people in the entertainment industry, like showrunners, executive producers, directors, agents, about how they started and how they moved up in the business.
[00:03:07.900] – Michelle Simone Miller
[00:03:08.610] – Diane Foy
You’re like me, multifaceted. Exactly like that. I want to do a million things at once. So how did it all begin? What first interests you as a child in the arts? Was it acting? How did you get into it?
[00:03:25.520] – Michelle Simone Miller
How did I start? Yeah. So I was very lucky. My public school in New York City, my elementary school, had a drama class, and I had a teacher who would teach very basic stuff. So things like… I don’t know if you ever had those little cartoon books called Mrs. Bossy Pants and Mr. This. And so we would just essentially read them but perform them on this little mini stage that she had in this class. And at some point, I learned about the drama club and that they were doing shows for the drama club. And I remember there was a specific moment, and I don’t know exactly how old, I would say six or seven years old, I was by a big piano, I think. And it hit me, oh, people can do this as a career? And I just felt instinctively like, that’s where I’m supposed to be. I am supposed to do this for the rest of my life. I just knew it innately deep inside. And I was acting ever since. I was in every show, every chorus performance. I was asked in the second grade to be on the Rosie O’Donnell Show for a couple episodes, so I did that.
[00:04:32.140] – Michelle Simone Miller
Later, I did Off Broadway when I was 11 or 12. I just consistently found acting classes and acting camps and theater and just anything that I could do so that I could act. I just took it up every opportunity.
[00:04:48.920] – Diane Foy
Was your family creative? I would.
[00:04:51.540] – Michelle Simone Miller
Say no. You know, it’s funny. No one’s ever asked me that. My mother is in mortgage, so she’s really analytical and math oriented. And my father has done various things, but mostly in sales. I wouldn’t say either. I think everyone has a certain level of creativity, a certain level of creative, but none of them are in the arts at all.
[00:05:15.220] – Diane Foy
I relate to you because I’ve been asked that question a lot on different podcasts, and they’re always surprised when I go no to my family, not creative. My brother and father don’t even like music. What the hell? And they always find it surprising because I guess a lot of creatives have just been lucky that their family has been really creative, or if you’re a singer, but maybe your mother was an artist. So that’s yeah, it’s interesting that somehow we found that creative world is what drew us in. And so it sounds like you were really busy as a child. How did you manage doing all that as well as school? And did you ever feel pressured to manage it all at so young?
[00:06:07.270] – Michelle Simone Miller
I would say I didn’t feel it at all because it always just felt like this really fun hobby I got to do. And I was always really good at school. I was always good at just getting good grades and studying. And that stuff worked really well for my Virgo brain. I really love being organized. I love assignments and deadlines. And so in a creative journey, it’s been weird not having that. No one’s giving me any deadlines and goals. I have to create my own and adhere to them all the time, which is interesting. But as a kid, it didn’t feel like a balance until I did this off Broadway show, like I said, when I was 11. It was called I Never saw Another Butterfly. It was all about the Holocaust. And it was amazing. But I was constantly busy with that one. That one I had to go. I sometimes had to leave early to go to rehearsal. I would work every day. I worked weekends. We were preparing for the showcase for a really long time. It was eight shows a week. I just remember constantly having to balance the two. I loved it.
[00:07:4.680] – Michelle Simone Miller
I didn’t feel any which way about it, but I remember my mother going, I don’t think this is something we can keep up for her. She could do this as a hobby, but now that that was branching off into career stuff and professional stuff, my mom was like, I think we’re going to have to make this be the last job that she would have that was like that because she didn’t want me to have to balance the two. And I think as a mom, she didn’t want me to. She didn’t want to balance the two with me, which makes sense.
[00:07:44.840] – Diane Foy
When did you start to decide? I guess in high school, we’re supposed to figure out what we want to do with our lives. Were you still like, I’m still doing the acting thing.
[00:07:56.160] – Michelle Simone Miller
People kept thinking I was going to change my mind. They were like, Okay, you’ll grow out of it. Everyone grows out of their first desire. And I never did. I think very instinctively, I just always knew this is what I wanted to do. And that carried through high school. That carried through college. I knew this is what I wanted to do. And I was just figuring out, Okay, what’s the best journey for me to get there? But yeah, I think I always knew and I always was doing anything I can to keep up with my acting as a means to the goal that I had for myself.
[00:08:29.400] – Diane Foy
Right. What did you study in college? Was it acting?
[00:08:32.400] – Michelle Simone Miller
I double majored in English and theater, specifically with the acting track for theater, and then I minored in business.
[00:08:39.580] – Diane Foy
[00:08:40.840] – Michelle Simone Miller
[00:08:42.180] – Diane Foy
Business side of it.
[00:08:43.650] – Michelle Simone Miller
I need to know what I’m doing. I wish I learned more about the business and the intersection between business and creative pursuits, but with that purpose in mind, I was like, Okay, I should study business because if this is something I want to do, I need to know what I’m doing.
[00:08:59.350] – Diane Foy
Yeah. So many of us don’t think of that till later. Or I took a lot of different creative programs, and there was always that marketing course, but it wasn’t really taught to us in a way that was realistic for an artist. It was a typical college marketing course. So you learned about Pepsi ads. How does that relate to an artist trying to run a business?
[00:09:26.560] – Michelle Simone Miller
A hundred %. There’s this intersection that I wish that they pursued more in college because there’s one thing to study financial accounting. It’s another thing to go, Okay, this is something practically I have to do for myself. Or there’s something to… We studied a lot of business case studies, which I really loved in my entrepreneurship and innovation class, but I wish we’ve studied more that are related to creative or independent contractors.
[00:09:56.840] – Diane Foy
I think for a lot of us, we just had to figure it out ourselves by doing the hard way and learn the hard way. But yeah, wouldn’t that be cool if it was a course of like, okay, this is how to manage a freelance career.
[00:10:10.860] – Michelle Simone Miller
[00:10:11.640] – Diane Foy
This is how you can maybe have multiple streams of income.
[00:10:16.740] – Michelle Simone Miller
Exactly. I wish.
[00:10:19.040] – Diane Foy
Okay, we’ll make it happen. Yeah. And so then what was your journey after college until now?
[00:10:26.480] – Michelle Simone Miller
Until now. So it was a lot of things. I graduated in college in 2011, and right away, I was like, Okay, he did hit the ground running. I want to be an actor. And I pursued it with everything. Almost in what I looked back retrospectively, too much. I felt like, Okay, in order to beat the odds and be a successful actress. I need to tunnel vision, only do this. And so I asked everyone I could. I networked with as many people as I could. I figured out what I needed. I left college with a semblance of a student reel. I took student films that I was in, I figured out how to edit it myself, put it in a reel. I came out with a somewhat very basic website and a business card that I created for myself. When I networked, I had something gave away. But aside from that, there was nothing really I knew about how to pursue this. I remember asking friends or asking people that I was meeting in the industry, like, Okay, how do I get in front of casting directors? They could cast me in their TV shows. I just thought it was that easy.
[00:11:25.280] – Michelle Simone Miller
And it wasn’t. I had to really from the ground up, it probably wasn’t from a basic level because I felt like I at least had a student reel, at least had a resume, at least had training on my resume. But I still felt like I was starting from this beginning. I didn’t know anyone. I didn’t have any connections as we talked about. My family is not in the industry. So I had to start from scratch and just work to figure out how to get those auditions, how to get an agent, how to get a manager, how to get more of a reel, how to get my first co star, how to get my first day player in a feature film. So I worked on that for a really long time. And then at some point realized, well, if this is it, there’s a lot of in between time between jobs, as people would say. And so I started figuring out, well, what else am I good at? And it was only until four or five years ago that I started asking myself questions like, what else could I do besides acting? It doesn’t mean I have to stop acting, which I always thought I could do this in addition to.
[00:12:28.000] – Michelle Simone Miller
And I realized that some of my signature strengths are my ability to communicate and tell stories. And just one path is through acting. And then there’s other ways of telling stories. I wrote a children’s book. I’m still working on publishing that, but that’s another step that I’m doing. And then I started reaching out to people who did similar things to what I wanted to do. And I reached out to someone who was an actress who also turned into a communication coach. Her name is Minna Taylor from Energy Your Voice. And I started asking her questions. I was like, How do I do this? What do I do? What do I do? S he took me under her wings and helped me create curriculums for public speaking classes. I really, really enjoyed it. I really connected with my students and clients and figured out how to connect with them on these type of topics. I really enjoyed getting to create very fun activities that would help people feel better about themselves in a public speaking environment, how to overcome nerves, how to tell stories, how to connect with an audience in a way that a lot of people don’t really think about too often, as you know.
[00:13:35.940] – Michelle Simone Miller
That’s how I started with that. Then around the pandemic, I started figuring out I wanted to do a podcast. I threw that in the mix as well and just figured out how to do that.
[00:13:44.760] – Diane Foy
When you’re teaching public speaking and storytelling, is it more in an actual school, in corporate, or is it in the one on one coaching with people?
[00:13:57.060] – Michelle Simone Miller
What does that look like? Right now, it’s three different ways. I used to teach classes in person prior to the pandemic, but were like three week public speaking classes. And then I would also help Minna and energize your voice, do a lot of corporate trainings. And then once the pandemic started, everything became virtual. And I really haven’t gone off of that foundation. So for instance, I have a membership. It’s all virtual. We meet twice a week where we just go over public speaking exercises, mental agility exercises, strength and the ability to think on our feet. O ther things I talk about are reduction of filler words, the ability to reducing the ums, the likes, the ers, the us. I also do webinars online, which are really great. Then I do corporate trainings on Zoom as well or various platforms. I also do one on one on Zoom. Virtual stuff has been working really well for me, and I’m able to connect with people online just as well as I was in person. So those are the ways that I still do it.
[00:15:04.190] – Diane Foy
Yeah. The virtual thing is great. You could just do so much more and work with people that are not necessarily in your city.
[00:15:13.640] – Michelle Simone Miller
Exactly. I have people from Canada tuning in. I have people from Minnesota tuning in. Sometimes I have people overseas that I work with. So this has been great for me and for them.
[00:15:24.120] – Diane Foy
Yeah. And so maybe I’ll now see, I say, and so, and so.
[00:15:30.220] – Michelle Simone Miller
Which is fine. That’s why I don’t say eliminating filler words. I say reducing them because I do think filler words sometimes really helps our speech and it helps us share our personality. We don’t want to be always picture perfect cookie cutter speakers. Too much of it also helps us lose authenticity, but also lose confidence in our ability to speak with confidence and speak with authority. So you lose that a little bit too. So there’s a fine balance.
[00:16:03.580] – Diane Foy
I always tell my clients to record. We’ll do practice interviews or just watch it back and listen to it back. And that’s when you start getting annoyed at yourself going, Can you stop saying so or? And you don’t know you’re doing it until you listen back and go, Okay, let’s make a conscious effort to… Silence is okay.
[00:16:34.210] – Michelle Simone Miller
Beautiful. Honestly, silence is more than okay. In fact, people don’t realize that there’s a pause in your speech until about five seconds or after. So if you pause for a long extended time, the audience won’t catch it for about five seconds or longer. So you’re allowed to have a pause for four seconds or three seconds or four and a half seconds, and no one will even catch it. But it does give the audience a chance to process whatever it is you’re saying. So silence is wonderful.
[00:17:05.260] – Diane Foy
Yeah. I tend to be a slow talker because I’m like, it’s probably part of… It’s for effect in storytelling. There’s some parts of your story that you want to slow down and maybe whisper a little bit. And then there’s others that you want to speed up and you’re excited and you’ll talk a little faster and a little louder. And so, yeah, that’s how I work.
[00:17:31.260] – Michelle Simone Miller
Yeah, playing with pace is huge. I’ll do exercises sometimes where I’ll just do that, where I’ll say, Okay, let’s figure out if a five is your natural pace, what does an eight feel like for you? What does a four feel like for you? What is a two or a one or even a ten? And those things will feel differently in our bodies, but once we feel comfortable doing those different exercises, we’ll be able to utilize those as tools in our tool belt. So like you said, there might be instances where you want to play at a much slower pace. What will that do to your audience? What will that do to your speech and being able to slow down? But also you might really want to speed it up, especially if you have lists. Give yourself a nine or a ten, see how fast you can go. And that also can be a way of making your speech stronger, depending on where you are in the speech. So it’s fun exercise to play with.
[00:18:24.200] – Diane Foy
Yeah, it’s good to push yourself, too, because when Reels came out, I wasn’t good at that because five easy steps to do this. But it’s a challenge and you get better at it the more you do it. A hundred %. Well, I was going to ask you. I was going to ask you… I’ve experienced when I’ve just transitioned this podcast to video as well. And when I was doing audio only and if I was doing a solo show, I’d have everything I’d want to say written down. I’d go off script, but it was all there. I didn’t miss anything. And then when I… The first time I was recording video, I hated the playback. It looked like I was reading or… And so, of course, I have a video coach and she’s like, Ditch the script. You got to just go. I’m like, But then that case, I’m missing things. I’m not an actor. I don’t remember things. I don’t remember a whole speech. Any tips on that of how to remember everything that you want to get across. I know you can do a little look down at some key points, but sometimes you still don’t get everything that you wanted out there.
[00:19:41.580] – Michelle Simone Miller
There’s a couple of things I would suggest for this. One, if you create a Post It note, something really short where each thing that you were trying to remember ends up being a short phrase, and obviously practice each phrase. So let’s say the phrase is, I want to talk about storytelling, and there’s a certain thing I want to make sure I mention. You can write that in very small letters or small words, really. And just remind yourself that you’d be not to forget that small detail and have that Post It or that note instead of down where you can look down and look up, have it very close to where the camera is, right? Maybe the right of your screen or something so that it’s not super far from the camera lens. And that way you can do a quick look and then come right back to whoever you’re speaking to. So that’s one. And then the second thing I would actually recommend, and a similar note, is that sometimes, and this is a really great memorization tip, but it works well for this purpose as well, have you ever tried taking the first letter of each word that you’re trying to memorize, for instance, or look at?
[00:20:44.170] – Michelle Simone Miller
Have you ever done that before? So it’s a really quick way for brains to remember things. I actually do this with my lines for auditions and stuff as well. Let’s say the line is, I love you. And you’re like, Okay, obviously that’s an easy one to remember. But let’s say it was longer. If you just write I LY, you’ll be able to really quickly look at I LY and know that that’s the line you’re trying to say. And this works for very long lines as well. Our minds are actually really quick in being able to see a bunch of letters. And if those letters correspond with words, our minds will immediately correspond those words. So all you need to see are a group of letters and you’ll be able to go, Great, I know the next line. So you can use that in writing down your notes that you’re trying to quickly grab. You could just write the first letter of each word, essentially, and that helps you quickly grab and go.
[00:21:37.580] – Diane Foy
Right. I think, I guess with everything, it’s practice. You eventually get it. The video, I will get better at that. But I do want to do public speaking in the future. I’m like, How am I going to remember everything I want to say? But I guess you just keep… Even if you know the key stories you want to tell. You do tend to tell the same stories over and over again. So it’s just like, Oh, that story. Okay, here you go.
[00:22:08.500] – Michelle Simone Miller
Yeah. I mean, if you think about even I’m studying right now with a client, MLK Jr. ‘S famous I have a Dream speech. And that really, I don’t know if everyone knows this, but that’s really a combination of a couple of different speeches. He was able to start a speech that he was probably planning to do. And then someone in the audience yelled out, Tell him about your dream. And then all of a sudden, he was able to connect whatever it is he was currently working on and connect a speech that he had already done a few weeks before. So this is something that our mind does. We’re able to hold on to different things, and then in the right time with enough practice and like you said, practice and experience and training, you’re able to combine different ideas that you’ve practiced. So like you said, if you remember these different stories and you’ve practiced them, even individually, you’d very easily be able to at some point combine those two topics and combine those stories and be able to weave into them easier. So it’s something we can train ourselves to do.
[00:23:08.040] – Diane Foy
Right. Cool. What else you got?
[00:23:12.400] – Michelle Simone Miller
Yeah. One thing I wanted to talk about, because we talked a little bit about this before, is tips for storytelling. And I know your clients like you just said, we share stories all the time. And the trick is that there’s different tricks that you can do to practice. The first thing I always tell people are define your audience. And this is something I think you really connect with as well because of the stuff that you train people with. But define your audience, figure out exactly who you’re talking to, what is specific about them, even creating little avatars for who they might be. And speak to them. Think about the questions they want to know and the questions they want answered. And whenever you’re telling a story, really think about them in mind. And this could be as simple as defining an audience for, let’s say, mentors on the mic, you ask yourself, are these people who are just starting out in the industry? Are these people who’ve been in the industry and they’re veterans? A podcast for veterans of the podcast. They’re going to be very different. I won’t need to define terms for them.
[00:24:15.290] – Michelle Simone Miller
They know it so well. But if you’re just starting, you need those terms defined. So those are very specific in how you’re creating stories. A tip that I like to talk about, and you were saying this before, we were talking about this, I think, before, which is time yourself. We want to know what one minute feels like in the body. We want to know what three minute intuitively feels like in the body. So when you are practicing your stories, practice the three minute version, practice a one minute version, and practice a 30 second version. And that way, if you’re doing an elevator pitch and you need to tell a very quick version of who you are in tangent to other things, you know how to do that easily without fail. You know exactly what’s important enough to talk about, and feel free to really play around with it, figure out what are the most important things you want to talk about with keeping in mind who your audience is. So the three minute version of what you’re going to say and who you are and your description of who you are, for instance, that three minute version, it’s going to have all the details.
[00:25:17.600] – Michelle Simone Miller
It’s going to have a story. There’s going to be so many things there. But the 30 second version that’s supposed to be for you, Diane, is going to be very different for someone else in the industry and even another person in the industry. The 30 second version of who I am is different. So you want to time yourself so that it feels really good in your body. You could do a quick version, you could do a longer version, a one minute version, maybe for a podcast, if you will. So there’s very specific reasons as to why you would want to use each one. But in real life, you don’t have a Timer next to you. So you want to practice doing it out loud and timed to get an idea of what would be the best story for the audience you’re telling. And the last thing I wanted to talk about was in storytelling, it’s really, really important to use your five senses. So what I mean by that is ask yourself things that you could be seeing or feeling or hearing in a story, and that will get communicated and visualized by your audience better.
[00:26:20.690] – Michelle Simone Miller
So if you’re telling a story, and even if it’s something insignificant, like if I’m telling a story about my day, if I mention the crackling of the eggs or the bacon that I’m cooking, and I describe that for you, it’s so much easier for you to visualize that bacon. If I say the sizzling crack of the bacon and then the eggs as I put them onto my plate and when I bite into it and I take my fork and knife and I cut into that egg and all the yolk comes out, really, you can see it. You’ve done it, you’ve seen that before. It’s easy for our brains to attach itself to it. You want to be able to play with in your story, what are things that you hear? What are things that you see? What are things that you smell? Smell is a huge powerful sense that people can really connect to. And it really does help whoever you’re talking to connect with your story. It doesn’t mean you have to do all five senses, but definitely throw in a couple of details of each, and it’s much easier for your audience to connect with you.
[00:27:23.280] – Diane Foy
And it makes it more interesting than I had a breakfast of eggs and bacon.
[00:27:27.890] – Michelle Simone Miller
Exactly. Or I had a morning that was really chaotic. All of a sudden you’re talking about your morning and how crazy it was. It can disconnect you from your audience without, I think, those five senses or without bringing in something powerful in terms of your imagery.
[00:27:45.180] – Diane Foy
Yeah. And so for your podcast, the mentors on the mic, what is the most powerful interview moment that you’ve had?
[00:27:56.450] – Michelle Simone Miller
You know what’s interesting about my podcast? I don’t know if you feel the same way. If you asked me that same question, but about any of my individual interviews, I’d go in on the details. I speak about each interview with such a passion and excitement. I really love them. I’d say one of the most powerful ones that affected me was, I would say, Marta Kauffman. I had the creator of Friends and Grace and Frankie on the podcast, and she was someone I really wanted to have on. She’s such a powerful storyteller and creator. I really connected with how she started and how she also started in theater and she created different plays before moving to California and deciding to do television. And there were a lot of things that we talked about in terms of as an actor that I really appreciated and really connected with. And she had a lot of advice for actors. But also just her connection with creativity was really inspiring. The idea that she had created all these ideas. She wasn’t super attached to any one of them sometimes. And there were certain ideas that she had. She was like, Maybe one day I’ll tell the story.
[00:29:08.350] – Michelle Simone Miller
No one’s bitten yet so far. And then she proceeded to tell the story that I really enjoyed and found fascinating. She’s like, Yeah, no one’s bought it yet, but we’ll see. One day. I love that relationship with her creative babies, if you will. The idea that it’ll work out, it’ll be okay. And she’s not attached to any one of them. She has a few of them. And if something works out great. And a lot of the stuff that she put herself in a place of being creative and being out there and pitching things. And sometimes things just happened. It just worked out because she wasn’t attached to one specific thing. She had a lot of things cooking. The show Before Friends, Dream On was something that she didn’t think would end up happening. She didn’t even care if it did. She didn’t really want it to happen. It’s an interesting story, but I think that that’s important in anyone who’s creating to not be so attached to only one thing. And that might deter you or might prohibit you from all the other opportunities that come your way. So that was.
[00:30:13.190] – Diane Foy
Very helpful. I relate to that. I’m always telling people, don’t put for musician and you’re putting everything on this one single. And if it doesn’t work out, life doesn’t end. Or you’re putting actor, you’re putting everything on that’s one part you got. It’s finally your big break and then nothing happens afterwards. Again, your life is not over. You’re creative. You want to have a body of work, don’t you?
[00:30:43.830] – Michelle Simone Miller
Exactly. And it’s the same, especially, like you said, as an actor, if you know something’s coming in nine months, you know it’s going to be released and you’re so excited for it. It doesn’t mean that the next nine months you do nothing. As you know in PR, you were talking about this before, you got to do stuff up until those nine months. You got to start preparing all this stuff that you could do and working on other things so that more things come out. Sometimes actors have a really good year. You look at like, I think Ryan Gosling, for instance, is an example. Four movies come out in one year. He didn’t do all those four movies at the same time. It just happened that it was the year of Ryan Gosling that year. And so there’s just something to be said about not resting on that one song or that one acting project or that one audition and constantly creating, constantly putting yourself out there.
[00:31:35.330] – Diane Foy
Yeah. Wonderful. So you have a couple of freebies.
[00:31:40.040] – Diane Foy
Do. What are the links to that? We’ll put that in the.
[00:31:42.950] – Michelle Simone Miller
Show notes. I’ll send you them. So the first one is I have a five tips for powerful, successful storytelling that I love and that I always start off with in my intensives and with my clients. And so that’ll be free, along with a five senses worksheet. So if you connected to that at all, I have this really pretty worksheet where you can write down details for each sense and figuring out what works for your story. Because like I said, you don’t have to use all five senses. But if you decide out of the brainstorm of five senses that you’re going to use two really powerful things that came out to you, play around with that in your story. So I have the five senses worksheet as well as the five tips to powerful storytelling that I’ll send you. And also if anyone’s interested in my membership, I’m offering a free session of my membership. So like I said, every month I meet with my membership and my community, and I offer two practice sessions where we go over different skill sets. And so feel free to write to me, and I’m happy to give you a free session.
[00:32:48.760] – Diane Foy
Cool. Wonderful. Well, this is fantastic. What is your why? Why do you do.
[00:32:55.780] – Michelle Simone Miller
What you do? That’s a really good question because a lot of things come to mind and I’m trying to figure out how to connect them all into one.
[00:33:15.500] – Diane Foy
I’m all about purpose. What is the purpose behind? What impact do you want to make? And also from that early age where you were wanting to do acting, what is it that was behind that?
[00:33:32.380] – Michelle Simone Miller
I would say it all comes down to inspiring people to make their dreams come true. The acting that I go for and the projects that I love always have that inspirational element to it. And then even my coaching and communications is really all about the joy that happens when clients get better at what they do and they love to do what they do. And that can really be a powerful resource for them in their communication and their public speaking and their work. So I would say that’s what thrills me the most.
[00:34:11.700] – Diane Foy
Cool. Well, thank you so much.
[00:34:13.940] – Michelle Simone Miller