Every day, Thiagi tweets ready-to-use pieces of practical advice on different topics such as facilitation, listening skills, communication, leadership, productivity, training, and management.
Here’s a list of recent tweets about storytelling techniques that were frequently retweeted:
- Incorporate storytelling techniques in all your explanations and presentations. Present your examples in the form of stories.
- No single story tells the whole story. Prevent listeners from overgeneralizing by warning them the story presents only partial truth.
- Rehearse repeatedly until you have the story under cruise control. Don’t read the story. Don’t refer to notes. Don’t use PowerPoint slides.
- Don’t meander to a whimpering end. End your story with a clear and strong conclusion.
- Make your story intellectually interactive. Don’t give all the details. Let the listeners guess, infer, extrapolate, and anticipate.
- Even if your story is not a joke, it must have a punch line. Every element of the story should lead to this punch line.
- Convert the takeaway message of your story to a crisp, memorable slogan. After ending the story, share this tagline.