Did you know that stories are a very powerful way to bring people together? Storytelling is a unique tool to convince, inspire and connect.
Stories tell us about life, about ourselves and about others. Stories touch our emotions. Researchers have discovered that the human brain has a natural affinity for stories. With a good story you get the feeling that you’ve personally lived, seen or experienced something. It deepens your understanding, respect and appreciation for someone. It helps you see the world through someone else’s eyes and provokes your curiosity. If the story is good, you really want to know how it ends. But storytelling is not just about telling stories. It’s also about listening. When people feel heard, their self-respect increases.
So you might imagine how storytelling can be a powerful tool to improve intercultural communication and learn how to address cultural differences.
Ever heard of the quote “The enemy is the one whose story you do not know” by Gene Knudsen Hoffman (writer and peace activist)? Nuff said!
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