Telling stories is a powerful way to engage your listeners' senses and emotions. Yet, for years, I hesitated to tell many of my own stories. I questioned whether it was the best use of my audience's time. I wasn't sure that any of my experiences were momentous enough (I haven't scaled Everest or survived dire poverty, etc.) But I began to notice that other people's stories always drew me in, even if they weren't startling. Perhaps it is the everyday stories that are easiest for listeners to relate to. So here's one of my everyday stories.
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Anne Beninghof is passionate about teaching and learning.
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