Delivery Message Presentations Storytelling

Why Should I Tell a Story?

Why Should I Tell a Story

Business communication gurus have been touting the importance of using story to influence listeners for years. Because of this, most communicators understand the value of telling a story in a customer conversation, a team meeting, a one-on-one, or a keynote. But what’s so great about telling a story? Instead of answering this question from a […] continue reading

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5 Reasons Why Your Story Falls Flat

Five Reasons Why Stories Fall Flat

For years, communicators have been told about the importance of telling a story in a professional or business setting. They know stories leave a greater impact on listeners than facts alone, persuade audiences toward action, and help keep listeners engaged. But many communicators are hesitant to heed this advice. Why? Mostly because they’ve heard others […] continue reading

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3 Situations that Demand a Story

Three Situations That Demand a Story grain 01 AM

Critical communications require you to influence an audience. Whether you’re asking a customer for a sale, motivating your team to tackle a new challenge, or helping your boss see you in a new light—your goal is to persuade. Nothing persuades like stories. Stories are how humans interpret the world. Stories stick with audiences more than […] continue reading

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3 Leaders Who Effectively Use Storytelling to Transform

3 Leaders Who Effectively Use Storytelling to Transform

Great leaders rely on varied communication tools to inspire their teams and influence others to take action. But there’s one powerful persuasive tool execs are often reluctant to use: telling personal stories. Instead, when leaders give a presentation or speech, they’re quick to turn to impressive stats and industry news to persuade. Those same leaders […] continue reading

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