There is no celebration too large or far-reaching which cannot be traced back to the tendrils of individual stories. Nujeen reminds us how powerful a story can be and enfleshes National Geographic’s exploratory, limitless vision.
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Whether making marketing decisions or sitting on a plastic porch chair with friends, we rely on stories for creating and cultivating meaningful connections. Stories provide us with sanctuary.
Regardless of the specific response a story evokes, the human brain cannot help but open its eyes and wake up. It cannot remain unaltered by stories. A well-crafted, honest, vulnerable story told to the right people at the right time is likely to be fringed with the divine and the sublime.
Because stories allow space for all seasons of life, they woo us in mysterious ways and we catch ourselves listening with held breath. Stories affirm the reality of the hard and fluctuating seasons we encounter. They encourage us to us to embrace our own seasons. They make us feel seen.
Lead with story and watch as people—consumers, donors, students—move in closer as they are inspired to unearth and begin unpacking boxes of their own.
When the power of visual storytelling is combined with individual relevance, a level of interest, engagement, and impression can be formed beyond that of any other means of communication.
Each story is like a tile in an infinitely expanding mosaic, every person contributing constantly as we engage in life and in simply being. When only certain mosaics are displayed, we lose the whole picture and deny others the right to their own stories.
Stories can be a powerful way to engage an audience. However, story alone may limit your ability to retain attention or generate engagement. Narrative, on the other hand, can be a more powerful vehicle to amplify impact. Through narrative you generate interest, retain attention, and spark engagement.
Babies have the potential to recognize a sense of connection and being wanted starting as early as seven months. From the get-go, we require connection. It is responsible for ordering how we will perceive and interpret our role in the world. This inclination or, rather, this need, is truly hardwired into us.
With many millions of social media followers and two published books, both of which made the New York Times Nonfiction Bestseller List, and the ability to raise $2.3 million in 96 hours, Brandon Stanton has discovered the power of storytelling.