Without the option of random encounters by the water cooler or lingering lunches with casual conversation, we must make the most of the time we have with bosses, interviewers and anyone who can assist us in our careers. Taking a page from Hollywood’s playbook, we can communicate our value quickly and effectively using stories. We are hardwired for stories and in spite of what we may think, can learn to use them to deliver substantial impact quickly.
Stories workshopped range from rambling to abbreviated for an interview to concise for a resume. Participants develop general stories, stories geared towards introducing themselves, (in a “pitch”), stories for a presentation, and many others. Drop in at any time to make your stories work for whatever context you need to adapt them to.