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Storytelling – Pure Emotional Persuasion

I’ll admit it. I cry at movies sometimes. I’m comfortable with it and not ashamed in the least. Movies are stories and stories have been used to elicit emotions (either by design or accident) since the beginning of man. Some of the most fantastic stories are tremendously moving. This emotion can be manifested as a ‘feel good‘ or a ‘tear jerker‘, it can be uplifting or depressing, revolutionary, or merely entertaining. The most important thing to keep upper most in your mind as you think about stories, […]

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Storytelling Persuasion

‘Facts and figures are forgotten. Stories are retold.’ -Jeffrey Gitomer If you’re mathematically oriented then MAYBE you’ll remember the charts and graphs someone shows you in a presentation. And sometimes charts and graphs are really necessary to get to the specifics, but the real power of persuasion in presentation is the story. Not long ago, I used to believe I wasn’t very good at telling stories. It wasn’t a shyness on my part or esteem issues, but I didn’t really understand that my stories were actual stories, […]

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