Most of us tell stories to family and friends on a daily basis, sometimes with a bit of embellishment here or there to emphasise the drama or the humour. The best stories are worth telling (and hearing) again and again - they often get better over time! We bear our souls when we tell stories that show our human side; courage, weakness, wit, strength, foolishness, humour and rouse a huge range of emotions, connecting us to our audience in that moment. We will pass many happy hours over a cup of tea in front of a fire or over a pint in the pub, doing something that comes so naturally – telling stories.
This is why it is so curious that when we get into the business environment, most of us stop using the best communications tool available. We stop telling stories. Instead, we stick to the numbers, bar graphs, pie charts, power points and the bullets but give nothing of ourselves. The audience might get what we are saying but not who we are and why we are saying it. Stories help explain our purpose.
Our storytelling workshops will help in any environment where people are trying to communicate their message, whatever the audience. What's your story?