“Let me tell you a story …”
The exact same story can be told very differently by different people … or in different ways.
The STORYTELLER as a lot to do with it. To most effectively ‘share the story’ of your For Impact organization, you want a storyteller who is authentic … filled with passion for your organization … and a great communicator.
To help you tell your story the very best way possible, here are the 7 SECRETS OF THE WORLD’S BEST STORYTELLERS*:
- LESS IS MORE!
- Make every word count.
- Get it perfect … then cut even more
- DRAMATIC PAUSE!
- Use silence.
- Use inflection.
- Think like an actor.
- PAINT VIVID WORD PICTURES!
Listen to Zig Ziglar tell the story of how the “Redhead” got him to buy his first house!!
- PAINT … WITH YOUR HAND, YOUR MIND AND YOUR HEART!
- Really get into it.
- EnthusIASM (IASM: “I Am Sold Myself.”)
- ACT THE STORY … DON’T REPORT IT!
Storytelling is NOT a PowerPoint … Presentation … from the Podium! It’s about PERFORMANCE … whether it’s one-on-one or in front of a group.
- KEEP IT SIMPLE! KEEP IT SMALL! KEEP IT SHORT!
- CUSTOMIZE TO YOUR AUDIENCE!
The absolute best stories and best storytellers make the story RELEVANT to the audience … to the topic … to the point.
At For Impact, we’re all about training, coaching … PRACTICING! PRACTICE your STORY! ‘Practice’ with everybody and anybody. The better the storyteller … the more powerful the story!
*I cannot remember (senility) where I found these 7 secrets. If you know the SOURCE, please let me know.