Not long ago, Lori Lee from Love Your Story; helped us to understand the power of using stories to help inspire our team members. It can be so challenging to create the energy, enthusiasm and commitment to move forward with a project. After all, YOUR project is not the only project people are working on
And why should YOUR project be the reason that they miss another family dinner or evening out with friends?
While Lori reminds us that storytelling is an ancient craft, it is just as powerful today as it was so long ago. I will always remember one of my favorite people. A well-seasoned Information Technology guy who had done it all and seen it all. He was unimpressed by MOST of the people and projects around him. Yet one day, he came to me excited about a new project. This was very unusual. He proceeded to tell me all about the kick-off meeting. Now, that was funny, he HATED ALL MEETINGS.
But at this meeting, the project sponsor attended and told the team the story of how the idea for this project came about. He told the story of what would be different when this project would be completed. He showed pictures of the new product that customers would fall in love with. And with that, my well-seasoned IT guy fell in love with the project.
Today, with special thanks to Lori, I would like to share with you my guest appearance on her Love Your Story podcast. Where she graciously allowed me to share my story of learning how to tell stories. At first, I was definitely NOT a natural.
Listen now by visiting
And to revisit Lori’s guest blog post on pmStudent, please visit: www.pmstudent.com/upon-time-not-just-kids-anymore
Wishing you all interesting stories!