The Power of YOUR PERSONAL Story
Great learning from Bo Eason. Watch his video HERE. I just spent 3 full days with him.
Your story is a valuable tool for making connections whether on stage, one-to-one or in small groups.
Think of a situation in your life that was a pivotal moment for your health or career and take 5-7 minutes to write the details. Speak it out loud, preferably to another person, or speak it into a recorder. Shorten it to 3 minutes. Try again in 2 minutes, then 1 minute.
Then summarize the most important point into a sentence.
This sentence should provoke interest…people will want to know more.
For example, mine so far is: “A decision I made when I was 14 has dictated every action I’ve made from that moment forward.”
You can use your one sentence as a lead-in to a story at a live talk, on a webinar or in a conversation with a client or prospect.
You can use it to introduce a blog post, an email or other written correspondence.
Try it! Take about 20 minutes and you will be surprised by how empowered you feel afterwards.