Storytelling 202

Telling your story is getting complicated.  You have to interconnect now.  Connecting is dead.

everyone has a storyMost of you storytellers already know this.  No new news newsworthy here 🙂  You are already changing the rules.  I see it.  Congrats!  Here’s my top 4 tips and techniques you may find useful. . .

  1. Be creative!  Your story is your story.  Your audience is interconnected with YOU.  However your audience has ADD.  Their attention span is 3 seconds now.  it was 4, 5, 6, 7.  but it’s 3 now!  and dropping.  Design your story to get above the cosmic background radiation.
  2. Be bold!  We all have a boss, a wife, children, parents, aunts, ministers and business partners in our lives.  Tell your story.  Figure out a way to make it work.
  3. Be brave!  If you live in fear, your story is meaningless and very quickly dismissed.
  4. Be social!  Many of you advanced storytellers forgot to LISTEN.  Your audience has a story.  You must LISTEN.  You must participate, integrate and commune.  Otherwise your story looses it life.  Your story is beautiful.  But in 2015 and beyond, it’s only beautiful when its interconnected.

WE (all of us) are interconnected.  Everyone has a story.  Your audience appreciates your story.  But if you don’t participate in their story, they will abandon you.  Eventually.


Author: John Rector

John Rector is an AI Futurist who predicted the next word in business™, starting with his notable paper from 2015, "Mommy, What's a Cashier?" Drawing upon 40 years of experience in the practical applications of high technology, he assists clients in converting uncertainty into strategic advantages within a one-to-six-year framework. With leadership roles including IBM executive and co-founder of e2open, he has a diverse and impactful background. In the AI sector, he has set benchmarks through his contributions to Mind Media Group and Florrol, pioneering AI-based services and content generation. His investment initiative, Waterway Ventures, is committed to advancing promising AI startups. His creative ventures include founding Bodaro and graphic design studio Palm ❤️. In education, he has launched Nextyrn, which uses AI for personalized learning experiences, and in art, he leads Potyn, an initiative using AI to create bespoke pieces. His ever-expanding portfolio features companies like Nozeus, Infinia, Blacc Ink, and Maibly. Operating from Charleston, SC, his current focus involves partnering with individuals and enterprises to develop innovative business models and processes for the rapidly approaching age of AGI.

1 thought on “Storytelling 202

  1. Kelly Lea Lowery says:

    Great succinct way to share your story and true with our increased ADD. SOcial distortion. . Thank you.

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