Podcast Movement…a 3 year old conference for podcasters that drew 1600 people to Chicago a couple weeks ago. I am so glad I was able to be there. I went in fully prepared to learn things that I didn’t know I didn’t know. Even though we’ve been doing this for the last 68 weeks, Mitch and I both admit to doing a lot of “making stuff up as we go along.” Right away I realized that not only was I going to learn a lot about what we need to do to create a better podcast, but there were so many principles that translate into other areas of life and business.
Glynn Washington, host of Snap Judgment, was the opening keynote and he talked about the power of storytelling. “The best stories come from simple events.” We don’t have to wait to do something extraordinary to have a story to share. We just have to look for the extraordinary in the ordinary.
My favorite example that he shared was a powerful story told by Josh Healey. He could have said, “It was really hot so I took my nephew to the water park.” But he didn’t. Watch him tell this story. Take the journey with him. Go places emotionally you wouldn’t expect to go.
Want to hear another amazing Snap Judgment story told by Sonya Renee? It’s about hair.
“Story has the power to change.” How can remembering this help us in life and in business? Whether I am recording a podcast, MCing a wedding, leading a workshop, giving a seminar, or trying to teach my kids something important, being able to tell a compelling story can have a HUGE impact on what the audience hears…and whether or not any change takes place in their lives.
What stories do you have to share? Whose lives might you change with your story?