Tuesday, March 4, 2014

What's your story?!

Metaphors and storytelling - - An interesting NLP technique.

"Stories have power.
They delight, enchant, touch, teach, recall,
inspire, motivate, challange. ...
They help us understand.
They imprint a picture on our minds.
Want to raise an issue?
Find solutions?
Make connections?
Tell a story."

~ Janet Litherland

Most likely a metaphor or a story contains more than one message or interpretation. Listeners may have slightly different interpretations yet the gist of the message received will be imprinted upon the memory. The brain sees and interprets pictures. Metaphors are a wonderful way of helping the brain to create large, colorful images. And if the story teller varies pitch and tone and evokes strong feelings in their audience, then he/she is surely more effective. By bringing into play more of the listeners senses (seeing, hearing, feeling) the picture becomes a deeper and more vivid representation.

Go ahead; tell me your story….
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