Who doesn’t love a great story? We all do. Did you know you can change your life simply by creating a story?
Lisa Bloom joins us today to share her life-changing story and how story changed her life. Now she uses story to help businesses and individuals communicate their story in the most effective and compelling way possible.
Lisa was a joy to speak with because I love how story and metaphor weave their way throughout our lives. Even when we don’t think they’re there.
Here’s what Lisa and I discuss:
- How a person who tells stories creates trust more quickly, attracts better clients, can sell more easily, etc.
- Why adults have forgotten how to tell stories and how important they are to us.
- How she lost a job interview because she didn’t understand their story.
- Why she kept asking “Who do I need to be?” in order for them to hire her.
- Why she was unsuccessful when asking that question.
- Why people respond favorably when you tell stories.
- How stories open minds and communicate on multiple levels.
- How storytelling can let you relax in stressful situations.
- What she means when she said, “It’s important to be whole, be the full person showing up.”
- How storytelling is not just entertainment and how you can use it to explore possibilities and create a better business.
- How you can build trust with story.
- Why we tell stories all the time and don’t realize it.
- How you can change your story and change your reality.
- Why she’s not worried in front of a cynical audience.
- Why it’s important for you to work on your inner story.
- Storytelling is not just fairytales, books, and movies.
- How story can help with brain health.
- How story changes things for the better.
- Why she would love to hear Barrack Obama’s stories.
Enjoy the show:
Mentioned in the show:
- Lisa on Twitter
- Lisa on Facebook
- Book Cinderella and the Coach – the Power of Storytelling for Coaching Success!
- Book Being Mortal by Atul Gawande