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Emotion Trumps Everything

Focus on your stories

Steve Jobs quote
Every leader is telling a story about what he or she values, through their behaviors.

Focus on your stories.

Why?

It is the easiest and best way to communicate concepts and how they work.

Concepts and how they work is the essence of leadership.

Teaching a child how to become an adult.

Teaching an employee how to serve your customers.

Same difference.

Personal responsibility, joy, contribution, and growth.

Note: Everyday preach the Gospel, if necessary, use words.

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Professionally Speaking

Secret hack to improve your work

Screen capture from a participants (at this conference) social media feed.

The secret hack to improving your work?

The way to get better is to get better at getting better.

Never considered myself a storyteller. In fact i considered myself the opposite, a poor storyteller. Poor storytellers are best when they are silent.

One day, with Leslie Bays-Baker in a private, nine-executive multi-day engagement, i told the closing story and tied the story’s point to the thesis statement for the class’s entire four days.

After the group graduated and left the classroom on day four, Leslie shared, “I loved your personal story and how you connected it back to the content and the audience.”

Leslie’s feedback changed the course of my speaking career because for the first time, it felt as if i was a purposeful storyteller.

Have never looked backed from that defining moment.

Blogging every morning for 11 years was birthed out of the desire to become a better storyteller, and perhaps some day to become a master storyteller.

Why?

To dream, create, and inspire.

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Disney Brand Loyalty Book

Storytelling tips

slow down sign
Tell stories like your kids are listening. Photo: Two days ago biking home from the gym.

 

Five storytelling tips here.

Everything speaks is a phrase we teach at Disney Institute, although we didn’t coin it.

For example: “Small details that are often ‘undermanaged’ or ignored ‘chip away’ at the customer experience.”

 

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