Story Telling Tips and Techniques

  1. Keep a success journal for your personal successes and another for your career successes.  Make 3 to 5

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    entries every day in each journal.  Each success is a story.

Carry a small pocket recorder to jot story idea notes.  Use the notes section on your smart phone.

 

  1. I keep a note pad in my exercise area and another on my night stand to jot fast notes.  Trying to recall an idea hours later is seldom productive.

 

  1. Create a story file; you can make a file on your desktop or on paper.  No need to write out the entire story, bullet points will be fine.

 

  1. Every story should have:

Characters

Conflict

Cure – solution

Change – change in the behavior or attitude of a character

Carry Out Message

 

  1. Jot notes throughout your day of situations which make a point about helping someone or solving a problem.  These stories will help you be ready during interviews, meeting prospective clients and in social interactions.

 

  1. Hints for advanced story telling:

Tell stories in dialog rather than monologue

Incorporate 5 senses

Make someone else the hero

Head, Heart, Humor and Helpful walk away message

Then, Now and How

 

  1. Stories help you connect with your audience, not just communicate.  You only have to connect with your audience if you want them to remember you and remember what you said.

 

         Elaine Love
World Class Speech Coach
www.Elaine4Success.com
Elaine@Elaine4Success.com

        303-284-0514

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