How do you decide whether to tell a deeply personal story in public, such as at work?
In this 4-minute video, Kindra Hall gives you 3 ways to help you choose whether (and how) to share a tricky story like that:
Recently, I came across Kindra’s work online, and I love it! She shares some great advice, and the topic she’s passionate about is storytelling.
In this video, her 3 main points are:
- You can choose which parts of your story to tell.
- Decide whether you’re happy for your story to be public forever.
- Remember, your story of survival will help other people.
On that last point, I picked out two killer quotes from what she said:
“For the people who need it most,
your story of struggle is a gift”
Kindra Hall (at 2:20)
“There are people out there who need your story –
so they can finish their own”
Kindra Hall (at 2:41)
If you’d like to learn more, professional speakers Craig Valentine, Denise Graveline and Kelly Vandever also offer great advice on sharing difficult stories.
And if your deeply personal story might even make you cry, check out Kindra Hall’s related video (plus my perspective) on whether it’s OK to cry on stage.
Over to you
What resources or advice do you rely on when you want to tell a personal story?
I’d love to hear in the comments below.
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Great advice I heard from Patricia Fripp: if you tell a personal story, be sure you’ve properly processed it first so you’re not overwhelmed by emotion on stage.
That’s great advice alright – thanks for sharing, Rob!