Storytelling is a very useful skill when it comes to communicating ideas.
It was great to hear Bill McGowan's contribution to this rich vein of advice. For him, every story should have three components: the setup, the build, and the reveal. He explained to me that this structure needs to be flexible, so that you can respond to your audience's reaction as your story unfolds.
Question: Do you use stories to get your meaning across? Do you like it when other people do?
For a long-lasting, fulfilling experience at work, it pays to think carefully before applying for a job.
"The best leaders, the ones who make the most change, know that communications is not a soft skill but a rock-hard competency." -Sally Susman
"He’d also just talk over people, including me. And my reaction was not me at my best. I just sat there in a passive-aggressive huff. " - Simon Bell