If you are one of those lucky people who had the privilege of listening to grandfather’s stories, than you might know that there is more to storytelling. It is not just storytelling but it is more of an art. The way the characters are described, their emotions are expressed, all this engrosses the listeners and teleports them to literally another world. A world of fantasy and imagination! The way imagination is triggered is so powerful that a good storyteller can literally make his listener believe the things which may not be true in reality.
Moreover, if your business is related to sales and marketing then my friend, one quality you should seriously develop is storytelling. Becoming a good storyteller can take your business to new heights, and no, we are not lying. There are various ways in which becoming a good storyteller can help flourish your business.
A Good Storyteller is a Good Mind Reader
When you have a proper hold on your storytelling abilities, you can instantly decode what is going on in the listener’s mind. As a great salesperson you can engage your listener in such a way that his mind is forced to believe in the goodness of your product. It’s more like a psychological power of good storytelling.
Explain things in a lucrative way, so that the listener bounds to imagine only the good.
Emotions Connect Listeners
As a good storyteller and a business person; decide which emotion you want to trigger in the minds of your listeners. It can be love, mystery, thrill, comedy, tragedy, anything. Anything that can connect your product, your business with the story, is enough to start the imagination wheel.
If you can hit the right string of emotions, it is going to become one of the most terrific moves for your business.
Manipulate But Don’t Cheat
There is a thin line of difference between manipulation and lying. Storytelling is a talent by which you can manipulate the listeners. But as a good businessman never lose track of your ethics. Use your storytelling abilities to make listeners believe in your product. But never use this talent to fool them into something which is not really true.
If you abide by this one ethic, then trust us, storytelling can really take your business to places. Using great stories to sell your business or product is like serving a food dish. You take basic ingredients, add spices, and garnish it for a tempting outcome. So folks, your business is like an ingredient that you can spice up and garnish with your storytelling abilities.