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  • Esther Choy

Know Your Purpose & Tell Your Story



Do you have to know your purpose in life so you can tell good stories? This is one question Valder Beebe asked Esther on a recent episode of her radio show.

Esther’s advice? Don’t wait until you are absolutely sure of your purpose to get out there and start telling stories, but... when you do know your purpose and truly believe in it, that belief is contagious. In fact, your voice changes and how you connect with others changes!

Even when we do know our purpose, we don’t have to make every networking opportunity all about us. We all want to impress others, stand out and be memorable, but Esther emphasized that most of us spend too much time worrying about how to impress others. Instead, she advised, try to create a platform for others to impress you. When others have the opportunity to shine, they feel good about themselves and then they feel good about you, too!

Listen to the radio episode here.

If you’re looking for more help telling memorable stories, give us a shout! Leadership Story Lab trains and coaches managers in storytelling techniques to help them become more engaging and persuasive communicators. Whether you would like to stand out in the interview process, add punch to a presentation, or make a compelling case for a new initiative, we can help. Schedule a complimentary session with us today!

Esther’s new book, Let the Story Do the Work (published by AMACOM BOOKS), is now available!

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