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How To Craft Great Stories: The Context

Establish the setting or scene.

Start with a transition to signify the story’s beginning before creating a realistic backdrop.

Ask yourself:
- What do I want my associates to feel?
- How can I nurture a sense of adventure, mystery, suspense, joy or invitation?
- Will my associates be able to visualize the scene I have in my mind?

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Put on the right spin

Put on the right spin

  • Use a lot of details at the beginning of the story and then faze them out.
  • Timing is key to good storytelling.
  • Practice by recording your story and listening for places pauses might add punch.
  • Use different gestures, varied facial

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Great leaders are storytellers

Stories are more than just tall tales or campfire yarns.

They include discussions of the enterprise in the future tense. They can inspire, instruct and invite.

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How To Craft Great Stories: The Climax

The climax is a resolution used as a tool for insight and should clearly fit the challenge and carry the associates to new and unexpected directions.

Ask yourself:

- Will the ending surprise, amuse, inspire, challenge, or amaze my associates?
- Will associates view th...

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How To Craft Great Stories: The Challenge

Create a dilemma with proper tension or dissonance with which associates can identify, then using one sentence, describe the challenge for each of the key characters.

Questions to help...

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Create a dilemma with proper tension or dissonance with which associates can identify, then using one sentence, describe the challenge for each of the key characters.

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