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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 on 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 TELL ME THEIR NAME IT SHOULDNT BE YOU
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GIVE ME THE HEROS BACKSTORY

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

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

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

WHAT IS YOUR HERO DOING

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

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

  • Success
  • Failure
  • Too soon to tell
  • 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
  • Tell us your heros inspirational quote
  • Keep it short A sentence or two
  • Call people to action
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