How mastering the art of storytelling can lead to your next great job
too!’ from the person listening.” and describe what you were about how! If and when they Q. From a storytelling perspective,
In her new book, “Let the dealing with and what you did. ask, that’s your cue to explain a how important is it to We all like to think that our Story Do the Work: The Art The ending ties it all together, little more fully. know something about a hiring decisions, especially in business, of Storytelling for Business and it’s what people usually Q. What if the story you want manager’s background before are based strictly on fact, not Success,” Choy explains how to remember best about any story. to tell has a lot of figures in it? an interview? emotion, but the truth is, emotion turn even the most boring situations So, in a job interview, you want Is there a secret to keeping it A. Very! Deciding what story, plays a key role in every into fabulous anecdotes. your ending to show why you’re interesting? or stories, you want to tell from choice we make. Monster recently spoke with the best candidate. A. There is! The secret is, your career is one of the best
That’s where storytelling Choy about how using storytelling Q. That sounds like a lot picture a seesaw — one end is reasons for researching your comes in, says Esther Choy, can help you get hired. to squeeze into an “elevator curiosity, the other is certainty. interviewer on Google, social whose Chicago firm, Leadership Q. You write in the book that pitch” at a networking event. If you must convey a lot of media, and the company website. Story Lab, coaches managers in every good story has a beginning, How do you decide what to numerical information in a job Try to find out enough storytelling techniques. Choy middle and an end. Could leave out? interview or any other setting, about them to make a reasonable says people often feel like they you tell us a bit about that? A. A good rule of thumb is, keep that seesaw going back guess as to which of your don’t have any interesting stories A. Yes, it’s really the same if you need to keep it short, tell and forth. Raise a question that own stories is likely to resonate. to tell. “But an effective structure that keeps us what you did and maybe why, piques your listener’s curiosity, Learning to draw your listener story isn’t really about you,” enthralled by a novel or a and leave out how. For instance, and, use numbers to answer in and create connection is as she says. “It’s about drawing movie. The beginning should let’s say you made a change that that question. Then, move on much a process as a destination. your listener in and creating be intriguing and arouse your cut your employer’s costs, or to your next point, and do the
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