Storytelling: The Skill that Will Make You Friends and Fortunes

by limitlesslaura

Storytelling is probably one of the most, if not THE MOST important skill you can develop in your business, other than being a great listener. Developing the ability to convey events that transpire in such a way that you “paint a picture” for your audience, hold their attention, and create a noticeable change in their emotional state, are just a few of the marks of not just a good storyteller, but a masterful one. If you can keep it relatively brief, but pack a PUNCH at the same time, and make it memorable enough that your audience would go tell someone that same story ABOUT YOU… that DAY, you will have made a new friend, and potentially a fortune over time if your story is related to something you market. Why?

Stories TOUCH OUR HEARTS..and we CONNECT.

                     We Relate as Humans!

It never ceases to mesmerize me when a good story is being told, by an artful storyteller. One such master at the art of storytelling, is Steve Campbell, a veteran Professional Network Marketer, and #17 on the Top 25 list of All Time Top Income Earners in the MLM industry, along with his beautiful and brilliant wife Melyn Campbell.  Steve has a way of instantly making friends with the entire crowd, and engaging everyone like they are old pals. He takes you on a journey into the story, which always illustrates the point for which he is Steve & Melyn Campbell #17 on All Time MLM Earners Listabout to speak. Although they are quite modest about it, it is Steve’s MASTERY at Storytelling  and Working with people coupled with Melyn’s brilliance at compensation plans and team building that have  made them the huge success story they are in our professional industry. Larry and I are proud to call them not only colleagues and business associates in our exciting new venture LIMITLESS Worldwide, but we adore them as our good friends.

YOUR Story..How to Tell It and What it Can Do For You!

My mentor, Larry used to tell me,

”Laura, if you can get just ONE Million Dollar Story in your network marketing career,

you can write your own ticket.”

I understood that on an intellectual level by listening to the stories of others in network marketing, and helping my team, but it was not until 2007 that I really GOT IT, by having my first REAL STORY. I had a product experience, and it was a powerful one, so I crafted my story in such a way that I could tell the story in about 30 seconds to one minute.

What happened next blew my mind! People from all around were remarking how much I had changed.  Friends were telling friends my story. Family was telling other family, saying “Have you seen Laura? I can’t believe it!” The word began to go viral, and everyone wanted whatever I was using to FEEL BETTER, because they knew how bad I felt before.

It’s happening to me AGAIN as I have found my SECOND amazing STORY striking gold twice in my career, and  I feel even more empowered and changed, as this time I am TEN TIMES more UNSTOPPABLE, because of the confidence this story and it’s telling has given me!!

As I’ve gotten good at storytelling, I’ve taught others how to tell their story. You may ask, How to tell a story? There’s nothing to storytelling is there? You would be surprised!

Here’s some pointers… GREAT STORYTELLING MUST:

  1. Elicit EMOTION and BE Funny, Exciting, Thrilling, Dramatic, Touching etc.
  2. Heartfelt, detailed, and Paint a Picture
  3. Should have a MESSAGE with a “Tie a Bow” Ending,  so that the listener GETS IT, is CHANGED or is CALLED to ACTION.

Most stories that you can look back on in your life that stick in your mind are ones that have these elements.

All I can tell you is to get good at this vital skill, you can ascend quickly up the ladder of success, because people will RELATE to you, and connect with you on many levels. You will make many friends wherever you go, and whether those people join you in your business or not, you will have planted SEEDS in their minds, of ways that they CAN BE GREAT. That’s what we do. We are MIRRORS for others, showing them their own awesome nature!

Inspire your way to your dreams…with Storytelling!

I’m a sensitive spiritual, heart centered woman who just doesn’t believe there’s an impossible anything. My joy comes from inspiring growth, and empowering others to bust through their limits. I have fought and overcome chronic illness in my life, and many obstacles while pursuing and living my dreams, with persistence and determination. Mental health awareness and ending the stigma associated with it is a cause that’s very important to me. This blog is dedicated to the beautiful life of Robin Williams and all he gave to the world.

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