What’s your story?
Aristoteles and Shakespeare are well known storytellers from ancient times. Up to date their stories are still being told in plays. And even nowadays they attract much audience. Why? Because we as human beings simply like to listen to stories. Stories that matter of course. Not he stories your mother-in-law tells you about the nephew of her neighbor. It is about stories with a message or lesson-for-life.
Storytelling is a means of telling fascinating and connecting stories.
Stories with a headline, center piece and an end. A story which challenges the listener to solve a problem or dilemma. That’s a need of the human brain. Solving and bringing it into a good ending. And that is what a good story does. You know wat also goes? a bit of humor, a surprising turn or an unexpected plot leaving you with a cliffhanger. Thus storytelling is not necessarily easy but if you manage to do that, you easily connect and fascinate your ‘audience’.
Lately I am gripped by the magnificent books by Jimmie Nelson. Artful books with pictures that stimulate the imagination in itself. With catching titles as ‘Before they pass away” ( so what does your brain do as this very moment?). In his last book “Homage to Humanity” he connects pictures with a satisfaction of our experience. With the help of an app you can bring pictures to life and the whole story comes to you.
More close-by I think of Mark McGregor; the founder of Being on Mission. Mark has been my personal inspiration in life with his numerous stories. He made me aware of the power of personal leadership which is the core of our programs. Because we believe in the choice to be a leader; more than in the appointed role as leader.
Ar you curious how we share stories with you? Do you long for your own story? Subscribe for our Being on Mission Program. You’re not the first one and will definitely not be the last one. We learn you to discover your personal story and bringing it into life by inspiring others.