Feeling lost in the crowd? As if you’re shouting into the wind when you talk about your business?
OK. First of all, I need to tell you something about you that is very near and dear to my heart.
Your voice may be a drop of water in a sea of businesses, but it’s YOUR VOICE. And you have something to say.
You have a vision that could change lives. Now, that’s no small potatoes. Someone needs what you’re offering.
So, you, my friend, must be heard above the noise. And do it In a way that ignites your passion and makes you smile.
You can find all of this in the power of telling a story.
(FYI - I have a workshop about this to help you do exactly what I’m talking about here, so keep that in mind.)
Ready for a few ideas about how to use storytelling to be heard?
Stand Strong and Don’t Give Up
Yes, in today's digital world, standing out is tougher than ever.
With millions of messages bombarding us every day, it's easy for your voice to get lost. You're not just fighting for attention; you're fighting for a moment, a glance, a thought.
But the key is never to lose heart. Instead, find another way to put your heart out there.
And, while you’re doing that, have some fun with it.
Try the secret strategy that sets the world on fire - storytelling. I love it. It puts the heart back into any message. We’re made for stories.
“And while they're being told, stories create the energy that makes this world go. They keep our stars in place. They make our grass grow.”
― Melissa Albert, The Hazel Wood
Let’s take a peek into your own story, the one where you’re the hero walking the path that’s your life - in that story, your business is one of your greatest means to do good in the world.
So never give up.
What if Neo had given up in The Matrix?
What if Samwise Gamgee had given up and abandoned Frodo in Lord of the Rings? Instead, he believed, "They kept going because they were holding on to something".
Frodo asks what they had to hang on to. And his good friend replies, "That there's some good in this world...and it's worth fighting for."
YOUR STORY is about never giving up on what you’re called to do. Even if it’s equipping cars with the safest tires out there or finding the absolute best home for the family you’re helping.
The story of never giving up until you found what you needed is the one your person is longing to hear.
Use the Power of a Good Story
Storytelling. Reach for the heart of your person.
Don’t talk about your own story. Not about how fantastic your business is, not about how many rewards you’ve won and how many incredible people are on your team.
That’s not what your person wants to hear.
You are amazing (of course you are), but the stories you need to tell are stories that shine a light out there in the world to draw in the person walking in the dark where you used to walk.
Talk about the pain they’re feeling.
Catch their attention by saying what they’re thinking and what they’re feeling.
A problem is annoying them or breaking their hearts or keeping them from living the life they want.
They’re the hero who doesn’t know how to win - yet. What they’re looking for is a Guide.
You see them. You hear them. You reveal the stepping stones you’ve laid down across the roaring river.
You’ve been there, felt that pain deeply, in your soul, in the dead of the night, but you found the way through it.
Now you’re guiding others. Want to know the difference between being seen and being remembered?
Become the fairy godmother who leads Cinderella to make her dream come true.
Be their Dumbledore who empowers their inner Harry Potter to discover all he’s meant to be.
Give them wings.
(The workshop coming up will show you how.)
Never underestimate how powerful storytelling is.
Storytelling Lights Up Your Brand
The irrefutable, proven facts. Storytelling works because it creates:
Emotional Connection: People buy from brands they feel connected to. Stories create emotional ties, making your brand not just seen but felt.
Memorability: In a world of endless scrolling, stories stick. What’s your favourite movie? Why do you remember it? In some way, the story within that movie struck a deep cord with you.
Differentiation: Your story is yours alone—no one else can claim it. This uniqueness is what will set you apart in a saturated market. The best way to highlight that is to tell a story about how someone came to you and found the solution to their pain.
In our workshop, “Master the Power of Storytelling in Your Marketing,” you'll learn:
The essential elements of a compelling story.
You'll discover how to weave your brand's values, mission, and vision into narratives that speak directly to your audience's hearts.
I'll guide you through identifying your brand's hero (your person), the challenges they face, and how your product or service offers the solution they've been searching for.
Take the workshop right here.
Never give up. Your brand has the potential to shine bright.
It's time to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight. You got this!
Join our workshop and unlock the power of storytelling. Stand tall, stand out, and let your brand be the lighthouse it was meant to be.
Take these things away with you right now:
Stand Out: Learn how to use storytelling to differentiate your brand and stand out in a sea of voices.
Engage and Connect: Master the art of creating emotional connections with your people, making your brand more relatable and memorable.
Turn Your Business Into A Story: Focus on your customer as a hero who has a problem. On their journey, they come across you, the Guide, who has the solution.