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Rescooped by Francesco Pintus from Just Story It! Biz Storytelling!

The Most Powerful Thing About You -- Your Story

The Most Powerful Thing About You -- Your Story | Creativity as changing tool |

The most powerful thing about you is your story. But don't talk about yourself all the time; you'll be a bore.

Well, that all depends on whether it is all about you bring the "center of attention" or the "center or exposure". "Exposure" mesans being vulnerable and also being willing to be changed by the story. That is what this article is really all about. And it is also the essence of the talk I am on my way to give at the Pacificaa Graduate Iinstitute's conference on transformational leaderships this weekend.

The questions posed here will help you keep on track and avoid situations where you end ups telling your story from your ego instead of the place of service. It is a great checklist to keep in your back pocket.

Happy story telling!

Thank you Richard Andrews for recommending this article :)

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at

Via Karen Dietz
Ken Morrison's comment, June 7, 2012 6:11 PM
I love the Leadership Freak blog. Thanks for sharing.
Karen Dietz's comment, June 7, 2012 11:44 PM
Glad you like it Ken! Thanks for re-scooping the article. Have a great weekend :)
Rescooped by Francesco Pintus from Just Story It! Biz Storytelling!

The Bridge Is Out - Epic Stories In Presentations

The Bridge Is Out - Epic Stories In Presentations | Creativity as changing tool |
Do not undervalue the benefit of a longer, more detailed story in providing learning experiences. Anecdotes and “training fables” can be very effective and they do have their place. If you can work in a longer story, though, you can have greater emotional involvement. That is the most effective memory resource of all.


Here is what I love most about this post -- its reminder that longer stories are just as important to share as short anecdotes.


In today's short-attention span world, the prevailing notion is that people have no tolerance for longer stories -- especially online. Balderdash, I say!


What anyone needs to pay attention to is finding the right places for sharing those longer stories. A few questions to ask yourself are: 

What is my purpose in sharing this story? What work do I want this story to do? What is the best channel (on-line channels & off-line channels) for sharing this story? If this longer story is going to be shared on-line, how do I need to prep my audience so they are ready to listen to it?


Read this short article to discover how the author crafted and shared his longer story. And don't sell yourself (or your audience) short by only going for those quickie stories!

Via Kathy Hansen, Karen Dietz
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