Stories

I read with interest on a writing that a lady wrote in her blog. Do visit her blog. She has very nice stuff there to share. Below is one article she wrote about stories.

Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins!

“Great communicators know that the best way to inspire, motivate, and persuade others is to infuse a human element into discussions through the simple telling of stories, according to Annette Simmons.http://www.blogger.com/img/gl.link.gif

Stories help people feel acknowledged, connected, and less alone. Your stories help them feel more alive. To realize the power of stories is both an incredible opportunity and an awesome responsibility. Filled with enlightening anecdotes and practical guidance, Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins helps you to understand and use that power. You will be able to craft your own personal experiences into stories that will build consensus, win others over to your point of view, and enable better group decision making.”

Telling the best stories may be why Author Caroline Smailes succeeded in getting published so quickly.

Author Annette Simmons lists some of the best ways to tell your stories:

1. Who-I-Am Stories
2. Teaching Stories
3. Vision Stories
4. Values-in-Action Stories
5. I-Know-What-You-Are-Thinking Stories

Annette said that people are lost in an ocean of choices:

In this ocean of choice, a meaningful story can feel like a life preserver that tethers us to something safe and important—at the very least, to a trace of humanity that proves there is a “you” communicating with them, whether the “you” is yourself or an organization you represent.

The meaning is clear: get personal. Tell your story as if you were speaking to a new acquaintance or friend you haven’t seen in a long time.

Annette’s Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins: How to Use Your Own Stories to Communicate with Power and Impact

Author Caroline’s success story posted in the story below.
Caroline’s own story of the trail to publishing.

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