A good story can make or break a presentation, article, or conversation

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Get ready for a fantastic narrative on the art and science of storytelling. Leo Wild the author of this fantastic piece who is the co founder of Buffer does a brilliant job of supplying a great narrative in his article, with a perfect balance of adding scientific and entertaining points.

Hence a story about the benefits of story telling delivered in a great story. We would expect nothing less. Telling a great story does something to us. The art of storytelling and specifically how you
can create great stories across different channels, which is trans-media story telling will give you a great advantage over others and allow you to connect with your audience on a much deeper level. Now although Leo does not mention trans-media story telling, I am sure he is well versed, and besides we must learn the ropes first.

 

Now all this is interesting. We know that we can activate our brains better if we listen to stories. The still unanswered question is: Why is that? Why does the format of a story, where events unfold one after the other, have such a profound impact on our learning?The simple answer is this: We are wired that way. A story, if broken down into the simplest form, is a connection of cause and effect. And that is exactly how we think. We think in narratives all day long, no matter if it is about buying groceries, whether we think about work or our spouse at home. We make up short stories in our heads for every action and conversation. In fact, Jeremy Hsu found [that] “personal stories and gossip make up 65% of our conversations.”

via The Science of Storytelling: Why Telling a Story is the Most Powerful Way to Activate Our Brains.

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Content Curator Tom George

Founder and CEO of Internet Billboards. A futurist and serial entrepreneur, as well as a professional fitness trainer, martial artist, and business strategist. Helped to develop inbound advertising. An avid content curator who enjoys finding those digital gems out there in cyberspace and sharing them with others.

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