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Extra Points – January 26, 2015 – What’s Your Story?

This week’s focus point…What’s Your Story?14_02_DanCapJackRetouch_001

Last Friday was my mom’s funeral. I was honored to give her eulogy and share about 11 minutes with all attending about her life. I used stories to help people gain a better understanding of her personality, her character, and the way she lived her life. The comments after reinforced that I had done that.

Stories always help the listener gain greater understanding. Regardless of the message, or if its purpose is personal or professional, the ability to deftly tell a story will enormously enhance engagement of the person listening.

If you goal is to be influential, then you had better become an expert in telling stories. They are perfect for metaphors, life lessons, or business applications. They help you inspire, motivate, teach, and sell. As we enter into the second month of the year, keep seeking out professional development opportunities….becoming a better storyteller would be a great place to start!

© 2015 Dan Weedin. All Rights Reserved

For those interested, this is the recording of Mom’s eulogy…This week’s quote –

Life is the art of drawing without an eraser.

 ~ John W. Gardner
Join the conversation! The next free Weedin Unleashed broadcast is today at 12 pm Pacific. Click here to get the link.
  1. January 26, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Excellent article, Dan – I’ve often found that a story not only helps the other party relate to what you’re saying, it also does much to “break the ice” and open a door to building a good rapport and relationship. My condolences to you and your family on the loss of your mother – she must have been a great lady and was obviously a hunge positive influence.

  2. January 26, 2015 at 5:45 pm

    Thanks, Ron!

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