This Will Be The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years
“Those who tell the stories rule the world.”
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As freelancing is becoming common, people with powerful personal brands have a leg up on getting jobs and being promoted. And personal brands are built on, among other things, telling and sharing great stories.
Stories help us hold attention, remember and persuade. Savvy leaders tell stories to inspire and motivate us as they understand that “what you say” is often moot compared to “how you say it.”
Most CMOs think content is the future of marketing and that branded content is superior to PR, direct mail, and print advertising.
As the people get used to interacting with companies and most corporations start thinking of themselves as publishers, the defining characteristic among the successful ones will be the ability to not just spew content, but to craft compelling stories.
Stories makes us think and feel and are an essential drivers of change for humans.
Although it can be hard to tell a good story, in the modern world, storytelling is becoming essential. As we spend increasing amounts of time consuming content, businesses and individuals who master storytelling have more opportunities to stand out, spread messages, and make change through storytelling.
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One of the oldest and most straightforward storytelling formulas:
Also known as Freytag’s Pyramid:
Set the stage of a problem that your target audience is likely to experience ( a problem that your company solves). Describe a world where that problem didn’t exist. Explain how to get there or present the solution (i.e. your product or service).
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...by attaching emotions to things that happen. That means those who can create and share good stories have a powerful advantage over others.
Facts and figures and all the rational thi...
Every storytelling exercise should begin by asking: Who is my audience and what is the message I want to share with them?
Each decision about your story should flow from those questions.
Think of a moment in which your own failures led to success in your career or a lesson that a parent or mentor imparted.
There may be a tendency not to want to share personal details at work, but anecdotes that illustrate struggle, failure, and barriers overcome are what make leaders appear authentic and accessible.
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Consider utilizing the exercise below to help develop a positive story: