In our last post, we started the discussion on the power of stories to connect and engage. I wrote a short story, and left you all hanging at the end. Did it grab you??
Michelle is our protagonist, and she’s realizing her tried-and-true methods of persuasion aren’t working so well anymore. Presentations with slide decks. Emails with infographics. Social posts with “top 6 reasons”. All not getting her anywhere.
And then … she watched a TEDx talk about storytelling. WOW! Andrea Gibbs (for TEDx Perth; yes, that Perth) tells a funny, embarrassing and ridiculously courageous story.
It is 12 and a half minutes long, and I promise you’ll thank me for making you watch it.
- we can’t always choose the stories we have in our lives
- taking risks is often worth it
- when we’re courageous enough to be vulnerable …
- stories have an amazing power to grab us and hold tight