Do you tell your audience stories about your life? Struggles, accomplishments, fears? If you don't, you should!
The human brain is HARDWIRED to respond to stories not only is it 22x more likely to remember a story, but the hearing/reading a story activates part of the brain that allows the person listening to it to turn the story into their own ideas and experience making them feel more connected to you!
So, when it comes to telling stories, here's how to know which ones to tell:
1.) Make a list of life experiences that you've gone through and the key lessons you've learned as a result.
2) Think about how that story will connect with and help your audience.
For example, I once told my audience a story about how one of my daughters got a medal in gymnastics and the other didn't. To photographers I talked about perfection, to my mom audience I talked about comparison! The same story can be told in different ways to meet the needs of your audience.
Now, you try it! Share it! Take that risk! I promise that if you step outside of your comfort zone and do this, it'll be worth it!