Stories are an effective way to share values and beliefs. I used to say to my children, ‘you should have done this, or been grateful for that….’ In other words, I was telling them what they should do, how they should feel. It’s immeasurably more effective, and I can attest to this first-hand, that if you share your value/wishes in a story about an event that happened to you and how you handled it and what you learned from it….their behavior will change in the direction you want. But, the change will be more permanent because it wasn’t an instruction but motivated by a story they felt emotionally connected to.
Values in Story to Motivate Change
About the Author: Eva Grayzel
Nationally recognized Master Storyteller Eva Grayzel, shows her audiences how to bring new business strategies to life through the power of storytelling: compelling stories to communicate the company message, role-playing stories to build teams and human stories to generate passion. An expert on interactive storytelling techniques with 25 years’ experience, Eva’s engaging keynotes, training workshops and corporate retreats are custom-tailored to your organization. After surviving a shocking diagnosis of late stage tongue cancer, Eva broadened her audience base speaking about the patient’s experience. When Eva starts speaking, audiences stop looking at the clock. Her powerful survivorship story and her professional training as a performer allows her to deliver mesmerizing programs, actively engaging each member of the audience professionally and personally. Eva is the author of ‘You Are Not Alone: Families Touched By Cancer,’ and ‘Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek.’