"Stories are how we learn best. We absorb numbers and facts and details, but we keep them all glued into our heads with stories." -Chris Brogan, Author, Marketing Consultant, Journalist, Speaker
"I simply see life as one great story after another, and that's the way I've always communicated. People remember stories." - Marcus Sheridan, Author, Motivational Speaker.
Beyond the fact that we all love hearing people's stories, that stories are remembered long after statistics are forgotten, our stories will shape our brand, and our legacy - personally, as a business, as a community - to attract - or not - good fortune - for future generations to teach, to learn, to develop insights and to be long remembered.
- Want to build a bridge with someone in your organization - tell your story.
- Want to break down barriers between yourself and others - tell your story.
- Want someone to remember you, to stand out from the competition -tell your story.
- Want to attract business - tell your story
The question is... have you mastered the Art of Storytelling?
I recently was contacted by someone who wanted to tell me her story, a woman in technology, she said she came to our country as a first generation immigrant, and is now has seats on 2 public boards. Of course I was interested in her story.
I set aside time on my calendar, for a call to hear her story. What happened next made me realize more than ever how important it is to learn the Art of Storytelling. When I agreed to take my time to hear this woman's story, I was expecting to hear a compelling story that would inspire me, perhaps a call to action?
Instead, she shared her story as if she was reading her resume, clearly accomplished, amazing achievements, but I realized this woman needed to learn the Art of Storytelling.
But now, everyone can develop this craft, the Art of Story Telling, by signing up for the WITI Masterclass in the Art of Storytelling led by Master Storytellers.
Give yourself the gift of tuning into WITI‘s Storytelling Event today and sign up for the Art of Storytelling MasterClass.
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