“What makes most speakers memorable is their ability to tell stories,” Wali Shah told Career Buzz listeners (March, 16, 2016). “One of the things I feel I am able to do well is tell stories.”
One of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20, Wali Shah is a South Asian speaker, poet, and advocate for Bullying Prevention and Mental Wellness through Bell Let’s Talk. Listen to the podcast for Wali’s inspiring story, and storytelling.
How it applies to you. Storytelling doesn’t have to be from the stage. You can emphasize your message in work meetings or friendly conversations by sharing a story. You get good at storytelling by “storylistening.” Over the next 2 days, listen for other people’s stories of things that happened. Then, use 1 of your own stories to help you make a point.
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