When something goes along exactly as planned or is merely a funny back-and-forth exchange, it can catch your attention momentarily but what keeps you from leaving your seat for two hours, even though you REALLY have to go to the bathroom/work/etc? If you feel the tension building in a story, maybe you know what’s going to happen but the main character doesn’t, or you feel something isn’t right and it’s about to come to a head but it hasn’t happened yet. You just want to hang on and see how it goes down and how the main character recovers from it.
Have you ever been excited to tell someone about something that happened to you that you think is hilarious, fascinating, a great selling point, or maybe even life-changing and then it seems to fall flat on your audience?
I have experienced this more times than I care to admit. And that is one of the many reasons I decided to study storytelling. There are countless things I’ve learned, some that make me think “duh, why didn’t I notice that in stories I love?” and other things that are so subtle, you wouldn’t notice them unless you’ve been trained to do so.
But if you don’t have several months to take a sabbatical and immerse yourself in an in-depth study of storytelling, I’m gonna give you the quickest shortcut to captivating your audience with stories, whether you use them for business or your personal life.
When you lead a business, movement, or idea, there are specific stories you can tell to help you share who you are and what you're about while influencing and inspiring others. Watch this vlog to learn them.