When he was just twenty-six years old, Sam Cawthorn's lifechanged forever. A terrible car accident cost him his arm, left himin a coma, and put him in a wheelchair for the rest of hislife—or so he thought. Today, Sam is one of the mostsuccessful motivational and inspirational speakers around,addressing some 100,000 people around the world each year, fromsome of the world’s biggest companies. Sam’s recoverywas more than just a bounce back to where he had been before theaccident. Instead, he used his accident as a launching pad tobounce forward to reach even greater heights than before.Now, Sam uses his own story to share the secrets of both personaland corporate turnarounds, how to use adversity as a springboard togreater heights not just for individuals, but also for companiesand teams. Sam speaks to bankers, salespeople, leaders, corporateexecutives, government workers, students, and anyone else who faceschallenges and setbacks every day.
In Bounce Forward, Sam shares the tools, strategies, andpsychology that anyone can use to overcome any obstacle. If Sam canbounce forward from the accident that nearly took his life, there'salmost nothing that you can't overcome.
No matter what kind of challenge you face—in the office,at home, or even in your own heart—Bounce Forwardgives you the insight you need to climb higher than ever before, inbusiness or in life.
Sam Cawthorn's life took a drastic and unexpected turn in October 2006. While he was working for the Australian Federal Government as a Youth Futurist, he had a major car accident. It was his fault, he fell asleep and veered onto the wrong side of the road and had a 206km head-on collision with a semi-trailer truck. Sam was pronounced dead on the scene by the paramedics for 3.5mins. Yet after resuscitation, he was in a coma for a week, hospital for 5 months and in a wheelchair for a year. The doctors said Sam would never walk again, but defying the odds he picked myself up and now lives - with the most advanced bionic arm, one of the only people in the world that plays the guitar with one arm, flying over 20 times per month speaking to over 100,000 people each year in 7 countries, to Fortune 500 companies and sharing the stage with names like, Bill Clinton, Dali Lama, Steve Wozniac, Brian Tracey, Mark Boris and being featured in the New York Times.
Before the accident Sam was obsessed with understanding young people, how they ticked, their issues, worries, their problems and everything that stimulated them, motivated them and ignited them to take action. Since the accident Sam has been obsessed with two things: how to develop the best communication skills in order to deliver a powerful and inspiring keynote presentation that leaves a lasting impact for years, and, revealing the secrets of corporate and personal turnarounds. Since the accident, he’s researched and interviewed organisations, business leaders, teams and individuals about how they have overcome major challenges in their lives. What were the mechanics, the tools, the strategies and the secret formulas to not just bounce back but Bounce Forward into greater lives, greater productivity, greater focus levels, greater profitability? How did they turnaround and create better lives?
This was how he discovered the BOUNCE theory and developed proven principles, through heavy research & study, how an individual, a team, a leader and an organization can BOUNCE out of any situation, circumstance or crisis to be better than before the crisis hit.
Storyshowing is an instruction manual for making connections. Storytelling has been shown to be one of the most effective methods of persuasion, motivation and inspiration, yet the disconnect remains — you're still only telling. To truly influence people, you need to go deeper than that — you need to show them your story. By inviting your audience in, you connect on a much deeper, more emotional level; you bypass the brain and connect at the root of what it means to be human, leaving a profound impact on their entire outlook. This book shows you how to transcend telling and start showing your story, using an easy-to-follow framework you can start applying today. Unearth your own experiences, and bring your vulnerabilities out into the light; share your emotions and forge a path to true communication. Use images, body language and gestures as tools to build that indelible connection; then and only then will people truly engage and transform their thinking.
No matter your message, the impact lies in the delivery. This insightful guide equips you with the tools and skills you need to start communicating like never before.Share more powerful stories using a simple 5-step methodBuild confidence, influence others and make a deeper connectionBe more persuasive in presentations, pitches, calls and talksTransform the way people think by inviting them inside your story
The difference between telling and showing is like the difference between a lecture and a play. It's the difference between giving information and taking the audience on a journey. The difference between a brochure and a test drive. Storyshowing helps you level up your communication to leave a lasting, more profound impact.