Marketing is work. Breath. Move. Accept what you can. Look up. Practice absurd levels of patience. (Sean Buvala)
You might have a perfect story or illustration, the ideal graph or illustration, the anecdote to end all anecdote – and yet all of that might still be worthless to your listener.
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.
Today I’m talking to anybody who has a business or a nonprofit organization that’s at a pivot point, whether that’s in the beginning of your organization or in the middle, wherever it is, that has a turning point and needs to have something happen new in their business. I want to tell you that the next results from your pivot point and your turning point are going to come from the next story that you tell.
Storytelling techniques like these nine can help you communicate better when you have a story to tell. If you are just starting out, choose one or two of these storytelling tips that you will pay extra attention to in your next presentation.