Tell Me More Storytelling skills result in customers, investors, colleagues, and even your grandmother, asking you to tell them more. About yourself, your career, products, services, solutions, travels, conflicts and even your dreams.
Alternatively, are the stories you tell leaving listeners wondering just what the purpose of your story is, in the first place?
Tell Me More Storytelling Skills create memorable employee and customer experiences and outcomes.
First, when you develop purpose-driven stories, listeners are invited to become part of the story. Next, they become emotionally and experientially co-invested in the journey. Then, they see themselves, post-story, celebrating with you, your team, your organization and association. And they cannot wait to find out what your next story together entails.
However, So What Stories tend to stop short of where listeners want that story to go. As a result, the people listening to your story feel short-changed. They are let down, perhaps right at the point they are willing to become invested, literally, in getting you and your team to where you need to go.
Both types of stories create memorable experiences and outcomes. However, developing Tell Me More Storytelling skills generate translational, long term experiences. So What Storytelling has a tactical, transactional end point.
Does your team use Tell Me More Storytelling skills for communication and presentations?
As children, you love to read, hear and see stories, told well. Yet, as professionals, you abandon storytelling wonder and, instead, replace your curiosity with professional behavior, terminology and skepticism. Why is that?
In my storytelling workshops , you focus on why the stories you tell can become so much more compelling than you think. And, for that matter, so can you. In spite of your job title, pay grade, level of education and generation. Or, in spite of the professional behavior which is “expected” from you.
What happens when you move one millimeter beyond What Gives You Pause, as a storytelling Professional of Worth? Often, your stories bridge communication disconnects, leading to greater productivity, profitability and innovation. Simple stories, told well, which make listeners want you to tell them more: today, tomorrow and in the future.
Do you want to retain more employees and customers? Do you need to? Consider the long-term value of learning to discover, create and tell stories, together. Take these next steps.
- Engage me to present my Storytelling for STEM Professionals and Left Brain Thinkers Get everyone in your organization to where they need to go: Together. Contact me here.
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Babette Ten Haken’s One Millimeter Mindset® Storytelling Programs leverage storytelling for STEM professionals and left brain thinkers to catalyze employee and customer success and retention. She motivates individuals and teams to combine courage, curiosity and critical thinking skills to co-create compelling stories which inspire trust in one another. Especially in industries with STEM and left-brain stakeholders.
Find out more about Babette’s professional story here. Babette is a member of SME, ASQ, SHRM and the National Speakers Association. Her playbook of communication hacks, Do YOU Mean Business? is available on Amazon.com. Babette’s speaker profile is on the espeakers platform. Contact Babette here.
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