“Tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth, and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” -Indian Proverb from Marlo Thomas & Friends, The Right Words at the Right Time
From the time we were small; stories capture our imagination and hearts and can ignite us to action. As a professional speaker, I know first hand the incredible power of story telling and have been enthralled by speakers through the years who were able to – through their choice of words and delivery style, catapult me on a roller coaster ride of emotions, imaginations, and engagement.
But I have come to believe that story telling is not just reserved for those of us in the communication industry (speakers, writers, entertainers, or authors). The ability to tell a story can help anyone gain more persuasive power, be a more influential person, and gain credibility for your idea. The next 5 BLOG postings will help unveil the mystery of stories, how reading and telling stories can expand your mind to new ways of thinking and seeing the world, and how stories can make you a better influencer no matter what your job or life role.