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
How many speakers leave you with memorable life lessons, motivating a life-perspective adjustment, a catalyst for real change? As a professional interactive performance artist, I have stage presence, charisma, a deep vibrant voice, and a message worth your time. I'm too busy to waste my time or yours with talk that cannot be applied personally and professionally in an immediate way. I performed ‘A Story NOT Silenced by Oral Cancer’ Off-Broadway in New York City to a sold-out audience, I founded the Six-Step Screening™ oral cancer awareness campaign, authored two books: ‘Mr. C Plays Hide & Seek’ and ‘Mr. C the Globetrotter,’ to empower children with coping skills and communication strategies when someone they love has cancer, and created ‘My Story Legacy,’ a creative format to document family stories, life values and wisdom for future generations. Share this link with friends/colleagues who participate in conferences in need of a speaker who will rock the house! EvaGrayzel.com
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