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Alright, storytelling is powerful and everything. You got that. But without practical advice, you will remain the uninteresting guy on the sofa. I know because I was one, and it wasn’t pretty.
So, how can you learn it?
Before anything else, let’s clarify one point – you won’t become the group’s bard overnight.
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This is Part 1 of a 4-Part Series of newsletters on Self-Improvement for Networking.
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Wait for a moment of silence in the interaction, and start with a random:
Did I ever tell you about that time I…
It’s an easy success. Trust me.
Make a list of the stories you would like to tell people. Practice them in front of the mirror and with your closest friends. Then, share your stories with the world and improve them.
You won’t wake up tomorrow and make new friends. Nor will you speak to anybody as if you were a natural after reading this newsletter. But with time and practice, you will improve.
From my experience, I made a list of three rules that could help you:
Eventually, the pressure will become unbearable. And you will try to come up with something to say during the evening. But your outcomes are limited to 3 situations:
Passionate about self-improvement, personal growth, finance, and creativity. I love to inspire people to become the better version of themselves. Author @ www.cosmopolitanmindset.com
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