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
Eva Grayzel is a nationally recognized motivational storyteller. With twenty-five years of experience in the spotlight, Eva’s expertise in interactive storytelling techniques is incomparable. Exuding the kind of onstage charisma that cannot be taught, she delivers a proven method to educate and inspire audiences. A late-stage oral cancer diagnosis threatened to hijack her ability to talk the talk. After regaining her vocal chops, she crafted a thought-provoking story of survival, taking what could have been a tragic end and turning it into a powerful new beginning. Eva conveys the realities of her journey, emphasizing relatable and meaningful life lessons. The power of her personal story is the motivation behind creating a model to teach story development for building business.
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