Public Speaking - Speech Writing - Strategy - Camera Preparation
Ignite your audience and move people into action through your story. Learn the techniques to position yourself as a powerful speaker for TEDx Talks and other high-caliber events.
This is not a one size fits all public speaking program. Diana and her team focus on helping you hone in on the most impactful parts of your story, all while developing YOUR voice, speaking style, and stage presence.
Diana Diaz is a storyteller, keynote speaker, writer, and entrepreneur. With a masters degree and over 8 years of marketing and community development experience, Diana developed a proven method to break through your fears & mental blocks, identify your turning points and core message and hone in on who your ideal audience is, all while developing a strong stage presence.
Her work has been featured in Fierce by Mitú, Alegria Magazine, We All Grow Latina Network, American Heart Association and more. Most recently, Diana was one of the 45 poets published in the Latinx Poetry Project by Alegria Publishing.
So happy you asked! I always say that if you want to see real and sustainable change happen in your community, then YOU should learn to tell your story.
See, from the moment we exit our mother’s womb, our existential lives are filled with turning points, shifts, and pivots. Early on, we blindly bought into the notion that our time here on Earth is linear. Society and culture taught us that we had to enjoy our childhood, go to school, finish school, get the dream job, find the soulmate, have the kids and voilà happily ever after…
Wouldn’t that be something…
What we NOW know is that life didn’t quite turn out so linear. Life just happened. Your life reached a turning point, a shift. Good or bad, the experience forced you to change. Lessons were learned and now here you are, newly transformed and with a newfound perspective. Let me be very clear when I say this… that right there is a gift, YOUR GIFT.
And gifts are meant to be shared.
Believe it or not, there is incredible power in YOUR story—as mundane or as grandiose as it may be. Learning to tell your story effectively is one of the hardest most worthwhile things you will ever do. Because when you learn articulate your experiences and emotions in ways that move people into action… you create an army of changemakers. So while one story alone may not change the world, collectively our stories create positive ripples for generations to come, and thus leaving our legacies.
Let's explore your story together.
Wow! Wow! Wow! is how I would describe the Your Story To Tell Academy if i had to in three words. It was transformational. I knew I had a story, a few stories actually, but Diana helped me chose the story that was 1. Most impactful in my life and 2. Most relatable to other women like me. Diana guided us through 1-on-1 coaching sessions and evening weekly homework that I enjoyed so much because not only did I learn more about myself but it also allowed me to do what she calls "brain dump" to get rid of all the noise and distractions. Diana is a master on what she does and she helps us get to another level of confidence to share our stories!
I just wanted to say thank you so much for giving me a platform to tell a story that was buried in me. Thank you for all the guidance. The lessons have helped me overcome my fear of executing my ideas. I have leaned to clear my mind and find my artistic passion. This has been my therapy. I've uncovered a lot of deep wounds and slowly in this short period found some closure. It has inspired me to move forward with something I have always felt in my heart that I should be doing. I just didn't know how or where to start. Thank you for all of you patience, your flexibility, your kind words and your support - means a lot. This story telling class has been a whole ass mood! :) Good luck with all your future classes. I wish you much success.
This was a life changing experience for me! One of the bravest moments of my life! I let go of fear and courage won!!! I am not one to openly discuss my past to complete strangers or discuss it on social media...but I have literally come to a point in my life that I no longer have to be who I once was. I don’t have to build a tough exterior to hide behind. I am free to be me! I am a survivor of child sexual abuse and if I have helped at least one person free themselves from that bondage of silence then I will tell this story 100 more times! And thank you to the YSTT Academy for helping and encouraging me to tell the story...the story that freed me. I am brave, strong and I am finally free.