Business Story-Telling - Communication Skills Training From MindTools
Using Stories to Inspire Learn how to tell stories that will help you sell products, build trust, or inspire your team. © iStockphoto How many times have you been enthralled by a good story? Maybe you stayed up late to read a novel that you couldn't put down, or watched a movie that you couldn't switch off? Stories can change the way we think, act, and feel. Stories can be powerful business tools, and successful leaders use them to engage their teams. In this article, we'll look at business storytelling – we'll explore when you should use stories, and we'll think about what kind of story you should tell to get the results you want. What is Business Storytelling? People tell business stories to communicate and connect with employees, customers, colleagues, partners, suppliers, and the media. When you tell a story well, it can create an intense, personal connection between your audience and your message. When to use Stories You can use stories to achieve a number of different goals. 1. 2. 3.