Why Do Our Minds Love A Good Story?
Storytelling is commonly used at events to share an experience, deliver a presentation and also forms part of our everyday life. From telling friends and family stories of what just happened, to movies and television and now to social media, this is all storytelling at its best, and it continues to captivate the human race. Harvard Business refers to it as ‘One of the most powerful means that leaders have to influence, teach and inspire.’ But why is that so?
What is it about storytelling that captures us and can completely change the message we are either delivering or receiving? What is the relationship between storytelling and our mind?
When we tell or are being told a story, our subconscious mind is triggered, bringing with it access to all of our emotions. The impact doesn’t stop there.
Here are 5 key reasons why stories are so effective between people and our minds:
Knowing the impacts of great storytelling and what the relationship is with our mind is the first step. It’s now time to take this information and becoming a great storyteller for others.
The key to delivering a great story is to tick as many of the 5 areas listed above as possible.
In order to do this:
A common saying of ‘don’t let the truth get in the way of a good story’ make reference to the story being about the emotion experienced than necessarily the facts. While honesty and transparency are high on my most important skills to have, I really do love a good story!
There is nothing better than getting swept into the story line, feeling like I am there and letting my emotions and subconscious mind ride the roller coaster rather than trying to predict when and how the ride will finish.
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