The Power of Story-Telling

Humpty Dumpty Sat on a wallAs I listened to the conference speaker weave his tale to the audience, getting their attention and drawing them into his talk and subject matter I thought: once again, story-telling triumphs.

Story-telling is our native language. The comfortable association goes back to our childhood and defines how we are taught right from wrong, success from mistakes and other life lessons. Is it any wonder it works in adulthood?
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Nine Tribes of the Internet

101 copyIf you work in online advocacy transformation at any organization, a presentation by Lee Rainie of Pew Internet which describes “Nine Tribes of the Internet” is timeless.  I first heard it at a Web Manager Roundtable in 2009, and his message to web managers still rings true: your job is to organize content to fit the needs of your users. When you want to connect to your audience, you must get on the same wave length as the receiver of the information.
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Speak with Authority, Concern and Enthusiasm: Be an ACE

podium-and-flagXSmallTo be successful in your career you need to master the ability to present your ideas and persuade others to your point of view. If you fail to do this you are likely to plateau and see others advance while you stall.

This skill helps you to make successful pitches of your ideas and opinions on the job, conduct engaging community outreach meetings and captivate the media when you do interviews.  Presentation chops let you shine as a leader in your organization.
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