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I recently curated another article on empathy from this organization, Firesteel, and now is the 3rd post in the series. This article focuses on what empathy in storytelling actually looks like when advocating for a cause, or people. If you are a captain in business, read this through the lense of launching and sustaining change in your org or the marketplace.
The author, Perry Firth, takes a look at the best practices for advocacy storytelling, goes through several examples of what works and why, and then offers links to other examples to explore.
In the discussions of each, he makes fabulous points about how to do advocacy storytelling right, how to avoid psychic numbing, and ways to move forward when your listeners cannot relate to the group being advocated for.
It doesn't matter if you are in a for-profit business or a nonprofit -- there are lessons to be learned here about influence, empathy, and change that can benefit us all.