ThiyaguaHello Dinesh Sir,
Am big fan of you and I never miss to read your post. Your knowledge and experience, they way you write is really awesome and makes me read again.
I admire few other members also in this forum, keep writing all. Meanwhile, I tried my best as below.
Q. 1 Is Story telling an art?
Reply: - Yes, it is. In general, people love to listen stories. The key here is, one has to be well equipped in story telling as it attracts and motivate the listeners/audience. Few leaders in corporate knew the strength of story telling and they use the story telling style while highlighting how the company achieved success in tough times and any key growth in particular domain or business.
The story thus, reaches employees so they knew the right details of the company. The difference is, almost all employees listen to stories so, you cannot see even few employees inactive participation in meetings. If the meetings are lengthy and have just details about company, some employees may sleep also.
Story telling plays a vital role in HR Analytics too, HR shouldn't stop with just gathering reports and publishing it, making stories with strong action plans would reach management.
Q. 2 Does story telling help to solve problems of employees?
Reply: - Through story telling, problems, root cause for the problems and solutions to fix the problem can be made possible. As you listen the stories deeply, it's possible to imagine what's wrong and how to fix it.
Q. 3 Do the examples cited while narrating story create an impact on the minds of employees to transform themselves in their personal as well as Professional life?
Reply: - Every story will have at least a moral that's being conveyed. It's like lot of training materials that you listen or read to upgrade oneself, the key is if you take at least the point that touched you in the story and attempt to apply in your personal or professional life will have huge impact.
For story telling, know your content and audience and their diversity (age, gender, generation and so on) do homework on what you want to convey in a better way provided the key skill of strong communication is already in place.
From India, Bengaluru
Arif ur RehmanDear All:
Ever watched speakers / presenters on Ted Talks!
9/10 of these talks come in the shape of stories. What makes story-telling compelling, is the chiseling for a better appreciation of the goal / message of the talk in that the 'story' touches our subliminal and sub-conscious levels intricately interwoven with our conscious level of acceptance / rejection of the message. The NVC cues also add to heighten the interest / marketability of the idea / thought / message.
Do they help solve problems? as one contributor asked. Involving oneself in another's problem, and then responding in a fairy-like tale with passion, compassion, creating a majestic aura of the exchange environment, do help solve problems socially and professionally.
Arif ur Rehman
From Pakistan, Karachi
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