Best “Article” I’ve Read This Week: Crushing Your Comfort Zone

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Till talks about how he overcame many of his own fears and how everybody can step out of their comfort zone. It all started with Till lying down on the floor in a public place. And it resulted into a world wide movement called “Comfort Zone Crusher”. Till explains his psychological concept of comfort zone crushing and how it helps so many people to tackle their fears.

“Till H. Groß … wildly crushes comfort zones.

As soon as Till finished high-school he took his education in his own hands. After reading the whole psychology section of the small town library in his city, he set out to personally meet the authors of the books that thrilled him. In 2011 he started to consciously seek out the best psychologists, therapists and coaches all over Europe in order to learn from them. Having the best teachers possible enabled him to give talks throughout Germany at the age of 19, hold a guest lecture at the University of Vienna at age 20 and conduct his own seminars, found a startup and work as a coach at the age of 21. Now he’s helping hundreds of people all over the world to tackle their fears and step out of their comfort zone.”

Looking to Engage an Audience? Tell a Story…using Levers

Daniel Goleman shares some insight on storytelling using different levers depending on your audience.  For those of in the communications and litigation worlds, the use of the redescription lever is the most notable and something that we should implement everyday, whether we are talking with our clients, jurors, judges or bosses.  While implementing this lever, be wary of what Goleman calls resistances, as I have clients spend countless hours developing presentations, only to fall flat on delivery, because they didn’t wholly consider their audience’s needs.

Enjoy!

Levers of storytelling

One of the ways in which innovative stories seem crucial is when a business is changing direction. Or when you need to mobilize people when things go wrong. Or when you need to reinvigorate a team due to low morale. Which begs the question: What are the kinds of levers that a leader can use to create an effective storytelling strategy to move people in the right direction?

First, it depends on who you are dealing with…

More here:

http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20121206172801-117825785-strategic-storytelling?trk=eml-mktg-condig-118-p1
By:

Daniel Goleman

Co-Director of Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations

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