I’d just finished work on a cold wintry evening and was looking forward to getting home.
And then I noticed that my car had 4 flat tyres. Yes, 4!
I was working with juvenile offenders at the time and they’d taken the set of darts from our centre and put them through my tyre walls – just for fun.’
I’d forgotten about this story until a conversation with a colleague who had also worked with young offenders and shared a similar story, triggering my memory of mine.
With that shared experience on the table, our conversation picked up pace because we’d found a connection.
So 2 good reasons for sharing stories:
1. One person’s story triggers another
2. Shared stories increase rapport.
So when can you get together with someone for a conversation? The stories will probably come naturally and remember to make a note of them.
If you need help to reconnect with those stories, download my FREE pdf 7 Simple Story Prompts https://www.rachelmaunder.com/free-resources
You can also book a call with me now to see how I can help.
Rachel Maunder is a communication skills and speaker coach and professional speaker.
She has been in the world of competent communication, in different guises, for more than 30 years so has a wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise to pass on to her clients, both through her signature programmes and her own presentations.