How to be a good Storyteller?

by ACN Editor
Crafting great stories is how companies convince thoughtful, information-overloaded clients that there is something worth their time & concern. Whether a company’s stories connect, edify, or amuse, they give confidence to a customer to pause, albeit for a short period of time. But still there is a question how these companies tell stories to their customers? 

Everyone is a Storyteller
All organizations can be storytellers and all of them have a good story to put in the picture. As humans, we always narrate stories to our kids, all through the sales presentations, in the dressing room after playing a match, at some point in dinner parties, and at coffee meetings. Storytelling is an essential part of how we all live & connect with other people. This takes in marketers, who are required to tell stories regarding their company’s history, development, products or services, workforce, marketplace, etc.
What are your objectives? How do you connect with people? What are the biggest mistakes you have made and biggest lessons you have learned? And how difficult did you find it to be an industrialist? Here, you may find these questions very simple, but certainly people like to hear personal stories on an industrialist’s objectives, challenges, and success as well. Telling stories is like meeting somebody at a party. In a lot of cases, people have appealing stories to tell; you just need to ask them questions. Crafting stories is a matter of acting in response to questions, observing things, and the people you meet up along the way.

Be Client-centric
You just need to mull over the requirements and interests of your target readers (the folks who will, expectantly, be reading your stories). Just think of what type of stories they would like to hear rather than the stories you wish to tell them? As a storyteller, your key aim should be to connect with the readers, so it is good that you make stories about them and their requirements together with interests. Don’t forget to ask yourself this question, “Will this story be appealing to my readers?” So, we can say that you have to take a client-centric approach to storytelling, rather than a product-centric approach.

Craft a Mainstay Story
Always try to create a mainstay story on what your brand does, the worth its products bring, and your target readers. Undoubtedly, this is an exercise that entails the recognition of things that make you exclusive, poles apart, or attractive. This way, you can establish a well-built competitive framework. Formation of a mainstay story is the groundwork for narrating stories to various users in different places.

Seek Stories Far & Wide
It is important that you start gathering story ideas regarding your product, customers, opponents, and the marketplace. Look for the stories that are new, attractive, captivating, different, or challenging. Keep in mind that not every idea will turn out to be a story, but getting hold of many ideas makes it easier for good stories to come out. In line with the experts, storytelling is a way of thinking and being aware of that storytelling opportunities are the world over. Also, it is advised to stay open to new story ideas as they come out.

Take the Plunge
Just start to craft stories. As a point of fact one of the leading challenges in starting to tell stories is taking the first jump.  Many content creators find it a scary task in the beginning, but once the process begins; it is very simple to get drive. It is more vital to build drive so the storytelling process can be set up. And when you start telling stories, you just need to keep going. For your knowledge, it could be modest activity (one blog a week), but it works on condition that you are regular with it. Here, one imperative thing about storytelling is that obstacles to entry are originality, quickness, dedication, and being opportunistic. And of course, storytelling turns out to be successful only when it becomes an essential part of the brand DNA.