Over the last two years of working closely with colleagues and hundreds of millennials, I have been inspired by stories of both struggle and hope. And with each story told, I became more and more clear that a huge part of my life path is to be of support to our emerging leaders.
Storytelling is one of the most powerful tools you can use to connect with other people and to make an impression, because each time you tell a story, people connect with you on a human level. While you can certainly use rhetoric and intellectual facts and figures to build your credibility, you will hit home when you engage people using a time in life when things changed, or a story about your roots or a time when you fell.
One of the best articles on this subject is the article Storytelling that Moves People by Robert McKee and Bronwyn Fryer. In the article, they say â€œIf you can harness imagination and the principles of a well-told story, then you get people rising to their feet admid thunderous applause instead of yawning and ignoring you.â€
I leave you today with a question â€œWhat stories can you tell?â€ Once you answer that, then go tell it!.