These three professional development review blog posts focus on the value of storytelling for your professional development trajectory.
Leveraging storytelling as a key component of your professional development showcases a commitment. Between you, as a Professional of Worth, and the colleagues and clients you serve.
Either the stories you share are memorable, because of they engage. Or, the stories you tell shapeshift. Mainly, because you are not invested in their value. When that happens, the stories you tell sound generic.
Then, as colleagues and clients “hear” your stories, the narrative “sounds” artificial. As if the story is created by someone else, as part of a one-size-fits-all business development strategy. Because, in fact, it is a “canned” story that falls short of showcasing the remarkable and enduring, client-focus outcomes you and your teams create.
This professional development review blog post focuses on why continuing to tell generic stories falls short of meaningfully serving anyone.
First, the employee storyteller never is a character in the story. The story is not theirs. As a result, employee storytellers are not co-invested in the power of a story: to them and the colleagues and clients they serve. Consequently, the story simply serves as a conversational tool with limited purpose and outcomes. End of story.
Think about it. When the story you tell does not even engage you, the storyteller, why believe the story will engage colleagues and clients? Become more visible, relevant and valuable to your organization. Because of the memorable stories you share so well.
I offer you these three Storytelling for Professional Development review blog posts for your reading pleasure.
Think about how successfully you leverage storytelling to accomplish how you serve each other and your clients. Then, take action. Move one millimeter beyond reading blog posts and hoping you can do things better, on your own. Contact me. Let’s get started storytelling for your professional development. Together.
Take the next steps towards telling the stories you currently dismiss as unimportant or insignificant. Or, bury due to workplace toxicity or embarrassing scenarios. There is far more to your stories than you currently give yourself credit for. Let’s discover your professional value. So you get to where you need to go. Together.
Babette Ten Haken’s One Millimeter Mindset® Storytelling for STEM Professionals and Left Brain Thinkers Speaking Programs leverage engaging storytelling to catalyze your purpose-driven professional success. Become more visible, relevant and valuable not only to your employer but also to your strategic partners and clients. Planning your next team, corporate or association meeting? Engage me to present one of my speaking programs, workshops or moderated facilitation services. Contact me here.
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