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An art history professor makes her students sit in front of a painting for three hours. PampG invents the Swiffer. Those events are more alike than...
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When I work with clients and their biz stories, and their organizational culture, I often talk about the need to develop patience. I also discuss with them the principle of deceleration resulting in acceleration.
This article, written by Drake Baer, explains both the need for patience and the principle of deceleration in order to accelerate. I know, it sounds so counter-intuitive! But it works.
What does this have to do with storytelling? Because way too often we rush to craft our stories without giving ourselves time to patiently sit with them, think about them, recraft them, learn more about ourselves from them, etc.
Spending the time to reflect on your story will get you to a more powerful piece more quickly. And your story creativity will definitely kick in by bringing more patience into the process.
This notion is rarely talked about in articles, but acknowledged as part of the story process among some top performance tellers.
So take a breath, relax, reflect, and give your creativity a chance to emerge.
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it
Deep patience. Close attention. These are not virtues often associated with college students (or some tech workers, for that matter). But as Harvard art history professor Jennifer L. Roberts recently explained, the skills for finding the "details, relationships, and orders that take time to see" can be introduced.