Sunday, 19 August 2012

Storytelling & art of communicating

Let this blog find you expressing yourself fully and making lively, meaningful & contributing conversations.

We are often asked this question in our workshops & mentoring: ‘How to communicate effectively? How to be truly interesting?’

Here is one of my favourite quotes:

The truth isn't the truth until people believe you, and they can't believe you if they don't know what you're saying, and they can't know what you're saying if they don't listen to you, and they won't listen to you if you're not interesting, and you won't be interesting unless you say things imaginatively, originally, freshly.
 William Bernbach

Here is one story.

There was a Zen master who kept talking in stories whole day to his disciples. Only at the end, the insights of the stories showed up.

One disciple asked, “Master, why do you spend whole day in telling stories and only tell the learnings in the end. Why not tell the insight itself at the start & save time?”

Master said, “I will answer you, but first get me some water.”

The disciple brought a bowl of water.

Master asked, “Why did you bring a bowl?? I only asked for water!!”

Stories are the bowl in which insights are served!

We suggest to people to speak in a way that it becomes very vivid to the listener & he/she gets transported to that situation. You may want to include a new level of life, storytelling, vividness & crispness in your communication & experience the difference.

Warm regards,