Whether something brings them joy or pain, when people share and engage in communities, they form bonds and relationships with others who acknowledge their situation. – Liana Evans, from post on Search Engine Watch
Last week I shared the story behind co-hosting the #leadfromwithin Tweet Chat with Lolly Daskal and the role of social media.
The theme of our #leadfromwithin Tweet Chat is Your Story: Listen. Learn. Lead. If you have not participated in this social media platform I encourage you to explore.
How does the #leadfromwithin chat room work? Ten questions are tweeted during the hour; the community tweets and interacts. Lolly provides a full transcript (go here for Your Story: Listen. Learn. Lead.) for review.
Here are some of the Tweets others shared on my topic …
Q1: What is the power of “story”?
@scedmonds: Story is the weaving of our past with our potential future.
@emeliasam: Stories are formats that are universally understood…that is power.
@KamKansas: You can’t hate someone once you know their story.
@drbret: Stories are intimate, personal. Good stories connect on an intellectual, emotional, and spiritual level.
@Steve_Sass: Story provides examples of past experience to inspire future success.
@EdwardColozzi: Story is the way we humans strive to express, teach, learn, honor, and remember each other.
@juanortiztweets: Stories allow us to examine what we do with what has been done, and learn from the good and bad on both sides.
@CareerSpan: The narrator is the main character experiencing every emotion and thought.
@KateNasser: The power of story – it ignites more thoughts than the information delivered.
@gracinginginity: If you listen you may discover someone else’s nugget of gold.
@JesseLynStoner: Stories are how the ancient bards transmitted our culture.
@grit08: It lives and breathes your truth.
@LollyDaskal: Wherever I go, I find that my story has been there before me.
@StrategicMonk: Story is narrative; it is how we understand how our experiences fit together and shape who we have become up to now.
@OlliesLounge: Stories engage you, show you a new world.
@ThinDifference: Story is what people will say about you after the dust settles.
@John_Paul: Story has the power to capture our imagination and take us on adventures into new domains.
@LynnFishman: Stories speak to the dreamer in all of us.
@scedmonds: Stories connect the HEART with the HEAD and can inspire marvelous success.
@Josepf: Stories can also be FALSE, and when we tell them others can listen and help guide/point-out to then allow for renewal.
@Natasha_D_G: Story is powerful as it connects the dots transforming specks into a valuable picture.
@KateNasser: Stories used in teaching allow students to discover the truth vs. hear the truth.
@TerriKlass: Stories help us to define ourselves and understand where we need to go.
@emmakuhlpitts: People love hearing stories because it makes it personal.
@Versalytics: Stories provide a means to connect and paint pictures.
@JFeskorn: Our Story: where we’ve been, who we are becoming, and who we want to be.
@KamKansas: We are hard-wired for stories. We don’t put our kids to bed with PowerPoints of the Three Little Pigs.
@Cybuhr: A book must be open for the story to be read. We must be open to share our story.
@LollyDaskal: Tell your story, change the world.
@growinggold: Just off the phone w/my mother…today’s been an emotional day…hoping #leadfromwithin lifts my spirits; reminds me why I am here!
@soniafarace: Stories give us inspiration to move forward and believe that he impossible IS POSSIBLE
@scedmonds: The most inspired speakers connect us with ideas through stories. They make sense and provide meaning.
To read the tweets for the other nine questions go here for the transcript.
Q2: What happens when we pay attention to our story?
Q3: What are the benefits of embracing our story?
Q4: Why do we resist our story?
Q5: How does listening to our story accelerate personal growth?
Q6: How does story guide our future?
Q7: How do we use story telling in leadership?
Q8: How do we engage story to develop leaders?
Q9: What happens when you know someone’s story?
Q10: What have you learned from your own story?
How would you answer these questions? Which answers resonate with you?
When will you slip in the Tweet Chat room?
I hope you enjoy this story behind a Tweet Chat – Your Story: Listen. Learn. Lead. For more background you can read my post here.
Part of this story, for me, is the potential of social media.
- A connection is made through LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, etc.
- Then deepened…cultivated using the phone or in person
Lolly, please accept my gratitude for our new connection. Yes, for the privilege of being a part of your #leadfromwithin community of reflective, caring people.
Guess what? You may find a party…a fun place where you give more than you get. But what you get in return are lasting friendships.
So go ahead and join the party (social media). But think of it as just that – a fun place where you give more than you get. But what you get in return are lasting friendships, many which lead to business opportunities. – David Meerman Scott
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