This weekend I had the pleasure of attending a fantastic workshop with storyteller and teacher Simon Oats.
The session focussed on The Science of Transportive Storytelling.
One of Simon's key messages was...
"The most important story is not the one that you're telling people, it's the one those people are telling themselves in their heads".
When we want to engage people in a work environment, how often do we focus on the key messages that "we want to tell them"? But in the end, people hear what they feel is relevant, meaningful and interesting. The rest they make up in their heads.
What stories will you be telling people this week? How similar will they be to the actual stories that are playing out in your listeners' heads?
One of many invaluable insights Simon. Thanks for an excellent session.