There are a few ways to delve into a story. Some are better than others.
For example, you could ask permission, like saying, “If you’ll indulge me, I’d like to tell you a story…”, which comes off not so confidently.
I’m all about you looking sexy confident on that stage, so I don’t suggest you do that one. I give you permission to tell stories, so don’t ask for it. Tell lots and lots of stories!
Watch the video to see one of my favourite story starters. Go ahead and use it any time. Just don’t use it every time.
P.S. If you’re not telling stories, you’re not going to impact people the way you want to. I know if can feel like a leap to tell stories, which is why coaching is a great option for you. I hold your hand, and we jump together.