Your smallest personal stories can be your everyday pocket rocket - a powerful, motivating communication tool.
Are you telling yours at work? Or is there something stopping you…?
Just to be clear - personal stories don't have to be 'personal'! 😀 They’re simply the lessons you've learned from your own experiences - at work or not. Sometimes we reject them because they seem too small to be relevant or interesting to others BUT when they're shaped for a business setting, they can be powerful beyond measure. And memorable!
When you can confidently share your experiences and frame them with a relevant business point, you have an amazingly resilient, interesting and powerful tool to use every day.
Here are the three key issues that stop many professionals from making the most of their stories - do any ring a bell?
1. We think... Our ordinary, daily 'stories' wont be useful or relevant enough to share.
But the truth is... We’re learning and discovering valuable things every day, whether we're cheering our kids at footie or cheering our clients or teams at work!
2. We think... Our personal stories are just waaaayyyy too, too ...ummmm....personal. (eek)
But the truth is... It's just what you're learning in your out-of-hours self. You decide exactly what to share.
3. We think... Our storytelling abilities are sadly lacking. What's a story anyway?
But the truth is... That shouldn't stop you. Telling stories to persuade, clarify, explain is a learned skill. And you can learn it.
Don't overlook the value of those things you've learnt when you're not at work. Join us!
Who is Moya Sayer-Jones?
Moya has spent a lifetime creating and gathering stories. In first career she was a successful a writer, performer and novelist working with some of Australia’s best editors, filmmakers and publishers. Since 2007, she’s been bringing that learning and creative force to the nonprofit sector as a story strategist and producer, through her company, Only Human Stories.