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How to inspire with your story

On April 14, I had the pleasure of chatting with my friend, Brian Carter about his journey from having social anxiety and being highly introverted to becoming a well-known speaker. Along the way, we chat about how to inspire with your story – where is the line between being the focus and being self-indulgent. I think when you tell your story with humility and humor and allow your audience to see themselves in it – the “that happened to me, too” effect – then I think you have struck a great balance.

What do you think?

You have to show adversity, what made you want to do it (how I asked it here – it’s the everybody wants something. What did you want and what made you want to do something no matter what someone said), and show how the situation made you feel. As Brian says – and I agree – it’s not about the facts.

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How do you inspire with your story? Let me know in the comments below?

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