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Stories move us, convince us, and motivate us far more than any other tool. You remember the stories from your childhood far more than you remember the lessons.

Which do you want to leave with people. A memorable story or a forgettable fact?

How To Tell A Story So People Pay Attention

Published at Nov 18, 2015
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HOW TO TELL A STORY

SO PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION
Stories move us, convince us, and motivate us far more than any other tool. You remember the stories from your childhood far more than you remember the lessons.

Which do you want to leave with people. A memorable story or a forgettable fact?

START WITH A HERO

  • Who inspires you?
  • It shouldnt be you
  • Tell us their name
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GIVE ME THE HEROS BACKSTORY

  • Informative
  • Interesting
  • Describe the hero to a stranger
  • Descriptive
  • Tell me 3 facts
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WHAT DOES YOUR HERO MOST WANT

  • What do they want for their community
  • What do they dream of
  • What do they most want for themself
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WHAT IS IN THE WAY OF THE HERO

  • What keeps them from their dream
  • What is their biggest obstacle

WHAT IS YOUR HERO DOING

  • What are they doing about their dream right now
  • Where do they spend their life
  • To reach their dream
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NAME THE SIDEKICKS

  • What do the sidekicks bring to the hero
  • This is where YOU come in
  • Who is helping the hero out
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WHAT IS THE RESULT

  • Success
  • Too soon to tell
  • Failure
  • Share the details
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WHO ARE YOU

HOW ARE YOU PART OF THE STORY DID IT MATTER IF YOU WERE THERE
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WRAP IT UP

  • What is the moral of the story
  • Keep it short A sentence or two
  • Tell us your heros inspirational quote
  • Call people to action
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