Your natural passion will often be revealed when relating a personal story. It's easier to describe your own accomplishments by expressing them within a story. It won't feel like you are bragging.
If you feel nervous about public speaking include more stories in your presentation to feel more confident.
It's Easier for Your Audience
Use stories to teach; it helps clarify the lesson and makes it easier to remember.
If you use stories to sell or persuade it won't feel offensive to your listeners. Listeners who bought your product, or were convinced by your message, are likely to repeat your stories to others.
Listeners perceive stories as entertaining and non-threatening.
It's Your Personal Brand
If you want to build and reinforce your personal brand tell colorful stories and do things that people can talk about.
You know that your message was effective when you hear people re-telling your stories.
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