This story serves four purposes:
- It illustrates how to use a story to end off a presentation.
- It illustrates how, if you pay attention to your life, you can find stories everywhere.
- It illustrates how you can find stories to use in presentations by noticing when you are surprised, amused, or intrigued and ask: “Hmmm…how might I use this experience as a teaching story, or as a metaphor to explain a concept or make a teaching point more memorable?”
- The story itself might be just the medicine you need if you’re feeling stuck or if some goal you want so badly seems unattainable.
The story is from a presentation I gave, titled, Tell a Better Story. Become More Interesting. Grow Your Business, as a partner event during Maine Startup and Create Week in 2015