This Article is About
future generations
personal experiences
narratives
persuasion
short story
whole life
Why Tell Your Story?
Join 1000's of Authors at StreetArticles Today!

Why Tell Your Story?

It provides you the most powerful opportunity to connect and influence other people through your personal experiences. To inspire, motivate, and create positive change in the direction of their lives. May even be an instruction on how to or change something that would be beneficial to them. That's why tell your story.

Benefits to Storytelling

Storytelling is the oldest education practice in all cultures. Societies throughout the globe have always utilized tales as a way of passing down their beliefs, traditions, and knowledge to future generations. Sometimes a short story illustrates a point better than pages of instruction and steps to follow.

Telling of stories is one of the preferred forms of teaching by eliciting both sides of the brain, the emotional and the analytical. These narratives provide an intuitive and illustrative way for others to learn through the perspective of someone whom has prevailed through that challenge or opportunity.

We all love to hear a good story of someone’s adventures or experiences because they entertain us with memorable lessons that were learned. Studies have shown the attributes of telling a story sustain powerful forms of:

• PERSUASION

• INFLUENCE

• ENGAGEMENT

• ACCEPTANCE

Why Tell Your Story?

Don’t make the assumption that your story is no different than someone else’s tale. Everyone’s personal narrative is different and unique, just like their DNA. You may have a strong physical resemblance to some other person, yet your DNA is exclusive. Your story is formed by your distinct perspective derived upon from your experiences, environment, beliefs, knowledge, skills, etc.

Your tale does not have to be about your whole life. It could, or a period of time in your life, a specific time or event. Your story is what you want it to be. What is it you want the reader to gain or learn from your story will dictate what you communicate.

From time to time you may hear of someone’s story being similar to yours, and it may be. Yet your experience of the same situation, leads to an entirely different depiction or interpretation of lessons learned from that same occurrence. That’s what makes it unique. How many times have you thought when listening to someone? I have never seen or heard it from that point of view. Lesson learned right?

Many times you feel that your lessons have no worth or wouldn’t apply to anyone else. That couldn’t be further from the truth. You have gained an expertise through these events in your life that will provide benefits to others. Or save them from making the same mistake. This can provide you with means to do any of the following:

• ADVICE

• GUIDANCE

• INSPIRATION

• INSTRUCTION

What have you learned through your life or career that could be applied to help someone become more successful? What failures have you experienced that you could teach others how to avoid the same fate? This provides an authoritative opportunity to impact positive change in another person’s life through sharing the lessons you have learned through your life’s story.

“Wise men learn by other men’s mistakes, fools by their own.” Author Unknown

How’s It Benefit You?

Wow, what a strong feeling of personal satisfaction gained knowing that you positively impacted the life of another human being. How you may have influenced their belief in themselves or others.

Writing your story allows you the ability to recapture the introspective you had gained from that time or event. This will provide you personal inspiration and motivation to put those lessons maybe back to work in your own business or life again.

People are always searching for information and knowledge that will help them do something or achieve something. Most importantly, you have earned an expertise that you can share and monetize. Yes, people will pay to hear your story if they can learn from you. Happens every day.

That’s……………..”Why Tell Your Story”?

“Man can’t know where he has been, if he can’t look back from where he came.” Author Unknown


Street Talk

ishufco  

Nice article Randy. Very useful. Thanks for sharing. See you back at WA.

Reply
  about 9 years ago

Hi Randy! Congratts on your first article. I think you have a good future here in writing!

Reply
  about 9 years ago
You May Also Like
Taking Great Pictures Of Kids
If your a parent, there is no doubt you want to capture great moments of your children. This indeed is an important task of any parent as their little grows up into a grown man/woman. This makes a great timeline for any family when looking back on the history to…
By: Jesse Stewart in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Photography   Sep 05, 2013  
0
  Likes: 1

Pathogens And Their Adaptavility
Antibodies are a form of protein produced by B-cells. This protein is very unique because of its Y-shaped structure. This protein is essential for the immune system of any mammal. The purpose of the antibody is to protect the body from foreign invaders such as bacteria and viruses. Antibodies can…
By: Renato1 in  Health and Fitness  >  Diseases   Mar 19, 2012  
1
  Likes: 2

My Flex Belt Review: Personal Experiences And Buying Recommendations
When a friend of mine first told be about the Flex Belt, I was skeptical. I've seen so many of these “ab belts” advertised over the years, even bought several, and have only ended up disappointed. But I looked through a few Flex Belt reviews and was surprised by the…
By: John Littner in  Recreation and Sports  >  Bodybuilding   Nov 22, 2012  
0
  Likes: 0

Communicating With Autism-how Art And Craft Helps
Everyone who has ever had trouble expressing just the right thing at just the right time knows from experience the challange communication can pose. Many couples are on the brink of seperation or divorce because they find communication with eachother either too difficult, or it doesn't exist at all. Communication…
By: Michael Nelson in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Aug 05, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Article Writing Tips
I wanted to share some article writing tips in the online article writing perspective. I said online since writing article traditionally such as those for newspapers and magazines is somewhat different. I'm a communication graduate and we learned in our journalism subject how to write news and feature articles. When…
By: chamberlane altatis in  Writing and Speaking  >  Writing Articles   Jan 02, 2012  
2
  Likes: 4

My Ageless Male Review: A Comprehensive Investigation
The first time I heard about Ageless Male, it was late at night on an infomercial. Now I’m not one to usually buy products from an infomercial, but for some reason I decided to look at this product a little more closely and read through some Ageless Male reviews. Being…
By: Tom Mitchels in  Health and Fitness  >  Mens Issues   Feb 27, 2013  
0
  Likes: 2

World Of Warcraft Leveling Guide - Choosing Guides Wisely
A World of Warcraft leveling guide is helpful to your success in game. In fact, it is crucial to gain the most progress out of the time you have. Recently, while searching for a guide of my own I found that there was an increase in sites providing these guides.…
By: Jesse Allen in  Gaming  >  Online Gaming   Aug 22, 2011  
0
  Likes: 0

Publishing Kindle And Nook Ebooks on the Internet
Upon writing and publishing an historical fiction novel, I would like to share my personal experiences in order to give the reader and potential writer a glimpse into the process. What are the trials, pitfalls and frustrations? What are the accomplishments, victories and triumphs? Whether you are publishing, self-publishing or…
By: Jerry Slauter in  Arts and Entertainment   Dec 17, 2012  
5
  Likes: 3

Choosing A Mobile Apps Development Company In India
There are several aspects you need to look into while choosing the right mobile application development company for your needs. Businesses these days are heavily dependent on sophisticated tools and user interfaces to engage the modern customers. Therefore most businesses are these days getting sophisticated applications developed to support the…
By: John Hrq in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Jun 07, 2016  
0
  Likes: 1

Creating The Right Online Marketing Strategy
People that own a website are often quite anxious about their needs for reaching out to consumers. Owners are continually faced with a unique base of challenges when trying to remain competitive with comparable pages in their niche while also considering their budgetary constraints which can seem counter intuitive on…
  Likes: 1

How to Boost Targeted Traffic With Good Content?
Search Engine Optimization is important for optimizing your website’s content for search engines. SEO services can be used to optimize your website and the content for the search engine to index your content, categorize each of your pages based on the information they contain, and then serve those pages up…
By: Nofrillseo in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   Jun 04, 2016  
1
  Likes: 3

How to Maintain Your Online Website Reputation?
A good online reputation is every important for any business. Creating unique fresh content and sharing them on the social media helps in website promotion. Answering to conversations started by other people through comments can also create a strong online presence. It will positively affect the website visibility in the…
0
  Likes: 0

How to Maintain Your Online Website Reputation?
A good online reputation is every important for any business. Creating unique fresh content and sharing them on the social media helps in website promotion. Answering to conversations started by other people through comments can also create a strong online presence. It will positively affect the website visibility in the…
1
  Likes: 1

Procure Digital Marketing Experts
Deciding showcasing technique for an effective business is a troublesome choice. While a few organizations have cheerfully grasped the most recent techniques, numerous are as yet attempting to stay aware of patterns. Computerized advertising can overpower, accordingly one needs to completely comprehend the dangers and complex difficulties. Computerized counseling firms…
0
  Likes: 0

The Email Marketing Guide For Artists
How often have you had somebody let you know that they "cherish your work however can't purchase it at this moment?" What do you typically do? Remove a bit of paper and give them your email address and telephone number? Give them a flyer or a business card? Do you…
By: showflipper in  Internet and Businesses Online  >  Internet Marketing   May 19, 2016  
1
  Likes: 2

Article Views: 1543    Report this Article