Sean Buvala, Storyteller & Author

Tag: folktale

Chaos? Get Out and Push Your Own Wagon.

Chaos is all around right now. It might seem safe in the seat where you are. Maybe you want to call upon supernatural powers to fix your problem. It’s not safe. You’re still stuck in the mud. You are not helpless in our current situation. You can do this. Stop blaming the mud, the horses, the mighty Hercules even. Get down and push your own wagon, too.

Golden Goose: Patience is Key for Business Growth

Patience is an important investment for all leaders in business. On a personal day-to-day level, what level of stewardship do you show for the 1,440 minutes you have every day? Is patience a part of your skill set? All entrepreneurs struggle with patience. Folktales and fables of long ago are rarely the sanitized versions we think we know. One of those fables is “The Golden Goose.”

Stop Telling Jokes and Start Using Storytelling

Let’s look at jokes first. Back in the day, if you were around for “back in the day,” you might have read about how jokes are a good way to communicate ideas. However, a joke, unlike a story, does not engage an audience. It’s talking at people instead of with people. A story has a benefit for both listener and tellers, and jokes don’t do that. I tell you what folks. I really think you should dump most of the jokes out of your presentation style. This is not 1950. Let’s go beyond that.

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