I realized the power of storytelling way before I knew the meaning of this word.
It was the summer of 1996 when I arrived with my mom in Russia without any language skills or understanding of how to live in my new reality. This reality turned out to be cruel, full of abuse and violence.
For years, I was struggling to survive. There were moments of despair when I was feeling on the edge in these moments I started to write. I was writing short novels and essays, releasing my inner unexpressed pain on paper. I was trying to give sense to what I was experiencing by putting it into words.
Life is a constant process of creating, re-creating, and deconstructing the stories that surround us. Some people get sucked in a certain narrative and can not find the way back to themselves. So people use the narrative to justify their acts.
There are different types of narrative:
- we tell a story to ourselves about who we are and where we are coming from
- we tell stories about others
- we are told stories about the world, ourselves, and others
From these intertwined narratives, we create our reality. The good news is, we can change the narrative that creates a new reality.
For the last five years, I teach people and organizations to tell effective stories. To understand the value of storytelling and use this power to empower themselves, young people, employees, and so on. Storytelling is a powerful transformative tool. Storytelling is a versatile tool that you can use in many aspects of your life. Storytelling is about creating a strong emotional bond with your" audience ".
So if you want to develop storytelling skills I invite you to join my "Art of storytelling 101" course now.