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12 things to say when you need to tell your story (article)

1. Say only what you want.
2. Be honest about where you are in your journey.
3. Be real. You can actually inspire someone.
4. You don't have to go in great details. You can keep it short.
5. Connect with a listener's own story.
6. Share why you are where you are right now and what that means for your future.
7. Share your vision for the light at the end of the tunnel. And if you can't find it, ask for help.
8. Know that it is preferable to be human than perfect.
9. Give hope and truth, usually together is best.
10. Empower others to tell their story. Make it a point to remind others that their story matters.
11. Talk about others who have helped you and what that means to you.
12. Ask to learn more about your listener and vocalize opportunities for collaboration and mutual support.

Could you share your story in the comment section below, if you are ready to do so?
Thank you for your time and leadership.

By the way, this quote from Maya Angelou is the best summary of the twelve tips:

"I have learned that people will forget was you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

Have you read: What to do when others make you feel small?


"If I push you fall, if I inspire you fly, you are loved as you are, you don't need to try." Book #2