How to tell a good story?
Telling a good story is a critical skill, many of us shy away from it.
Telling a story is the most powerful way to persuade people.
Stories will improve your social skills, I guarantee.
You can use this structure in your public speech, in business, talking about yourself, in conversations with others, in the video, and in presentations.
Here is a step-by-step method to get better at telling your story.
How to tell a good story:
The purpose of the hook is to grab attention.
If it’s good enough, people will listen to you.
Their little voice in their head will say, ”Wow. That’s interesting. I want to hear more.”
Think about headlines of the news.
’Why you should never…’’
”Don’t leave home without…”
”The most embarrassing thing I will never do again…”
Never start with you, it’s better to include benefits that reader might get from your story.
It’s all about them.
You can explain your story in one or couple sentences but will it get heard?
If you don’t include our five senses, everyone will get bored.
Your story should include:
Think about problems your facing. How do you feel about them? What’s the cause of it? What happened?
Watch some movies.
They always include a hook. Then they develop a story which includes characters, problem, and emotions.
If there is nothing to learn from your story, maybe it’s not good enough.
What’s the outcome?
Where are you now?
What did you learn?
Is there something people can take away from your story?
Remember to include a call-to-action.
By now you know how to tell a good story.
Are you struggling to close deals as a salesperson?
If you’re a salesperson, you have to become a master storyteller.
Humans are hardwired for stories.
So make sure you become great at this.
Make sure to check out 5 sales closing techniques that you can use to close deals faster.