10 episodes

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

The Intentional Story Melanie Spring, Maggie Burns, and Nate Marble

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 14 Ratings

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

    Episode 9: Your Life's Chapter Headings

    Episode 9: Your Life's Chapter Headings

    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, and we finally get to talk about what those really mean! If you know Nate at all, you know that he has developed the idea of chapter headings for his work training other actors. Our chapter headings are the events or circumstances or experiences that we go through that shape the people we are today - the epic things we look back on and see that we were profoundly impacted. 
    Join us for a fascinating conversation about the big things that happen in our lives, how they shape us, and what we can do with that knowledge. 
    We want to hear you, we want to connect with you, and we want to help you tell your stories, intentionally.
    Love,
    Maggie, Melanie & Nate



    Find out more at http://theintentionalstory.com

    • 36 min
    Episode 8: Rewriting An Opening Story

    Episode 8: Rewriting An Opening Story

    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 are on stage? What stories are the best to use right at the beginning? We get into the nitty-gritty details of how you could start a talk - paying close attention to the power of a good first-story.
    Take a deep breath, smile, and let’s begin.
    (Listen closely for Nate’s illuminating realization of what his inner critic needs to be called. Go back and watch episode 7 to understand the reference.)

    • 23 min
    Episode 7: Why Start With A Story?

    Episode 7: Why Start With A Story?

    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 process when putting together a talk, and each one is important - no matter what your process looks like. We spend some time talking about why we should actively find our own voices and processes instead of copying or imitating someone else, and how important it is to know who you are as you write a talk.

    We want to hear you, we want to connect with you, and we want to help you tell your stories, intentionally.
    Love,
    Maggie, Melanie & Nate



    Find out more at http://theintentionalstory.com

    • 26 min
    Episode 6: Killing The Inner Critic

    Episode 6: Killing The Inner Critic

    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 conversation from the last episode, we’re diving deep into that voice inside our heads that tells us we aren’t enough, we won’t make it, we’re incapable. When does that critic start, where does it come from, and how can we treat ourselves carefully and gently as we try to unpack these pieces of ourselves?

    We want to hear you, we want to connect with you, and we want to help you tell your stories, intentionally.
    Love,
    Maggie, Melanie & Nate



    Find out more at http://theintentionalstory.com

    • 24 min
    Episode 1: It Has Begun

    Episode 1: It Has Begun

    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 Intentional Story Podcast. Listen to Melanie have a hard time introducing us, Maggie gets bleeped out in the first minute, and Nate talks about how much he loves his hair. 
    Why do we tell stories? We tell stories to connect, and if there’s anything this world needs, it’s more genuine connection between humans. But not only are they a way to connect, stories are a way to be heard. Whoever you are, whatever you do, you have a story that is worth telling and worth being heard. When you tell a story intentionally, you get to put thought and intention and purpose behind those stories. 

    We want to hear you, we want to connect with you, and we want to help you tell your stories, intentionally. 
    Love,
    Maggie, Melanie & Nate



    Find out more at http://theintentionalstory.com

    • 33 min
    Episode 5: A Touch of Imposter Syndrome

    Episode 5: A Touch of Imposter Syndrome

    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 affects the way we see ourselves, and how we can move past it into a place of confidence and vulnerability. 

    We want to hear you, we want to connect with you, and we want to help you tell your stories, intentionally.
    Love,
    Maggie, Melanie & Nate



    Find out more at http://theintentionalstory.com

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

kodikelly ,

Love them and you will too!

These three are a dynamic trio than can make you go from laughing hysterically to having an honest moment with yourself. Can wait to hear the stories they tell.

Akshay Ramanathan ,

Worst case scenario…. You’ll love it!

The most Kickass of Human beings, Melanie Spring is finally taking to the airwaves. As if her weekly newsletter wasn’t fire enough! She’s going to deliver TONS of value, insight, and wisdom in her new podcast “The Intentional Story Podcast.”

Via voice and always with a moving message, Melanie’s honest, fun, and fresh perspective keeps it real and me always laughing.

Melanie has inspired me to embrace my true inner voice, find a footing in a new identity as a solopreneur, and so so much more. Just listen already! Worst case scenario is you’re going to love it. Check out the video trailer as well!

pretty sure that's david ,

I am in!

What a fun group! Laugh and learn… for sure!!!

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