3 Techniques To Use Metaphors to Make Your Stories More Personable, More Memorable and More Intriguing … 

From the Beginning, Through to the Middle and Onto the End of Your Stories

INTRODUCTION

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Metaphor is a figure of speech in which something is regarded as representative or symbolic of something else. 

WorkLife is a highway. Carmel O’ Reilly

Through Jason’s story (the protagonist in the story/case study in this lesson), you will learn how to use the #3TECHNIQUES To Develop Great Stories to Make Your Stories More Personable, More Memorable and More Intriguing From The Beginning, Through to the Middle and Onto The End of Your Stories.

THE #3TECHNIQUES TO DEVELOP GREAT METAPHORS

#TECHNIQUE1 Make Your Story More Personable: You can add an extra dose of personality by focusing your metaphors on one or two topics that are close to your heart. And by using your personal experiences to tell your story.

#TECHNIQUE2 Make Your Story More Memorable: Imagery is the core of metaphoric language. You can make your story more memorable by creating vidid images in the minds of your audience. 

TECHNIQUE3 Make Your StoryMore Intriguing: You will take leaps naturally if you follow your thoughts because the mind spontaneously takes great leaps. This will help you intrigue your audience in a way that a mere explanation will not.

LECTURE

Your choice of metaphors provides a simple way to connect with your audience. They provide a glimpse into your WorkLife and help people connect to you. 

Developing your metaphors from personal interests hint at who you are. 

Developing themes from personal experiences allow you to go deeper with your stories, bringing about a deeper connection with your audience. 

When you find one way to associate your personal interests and experiences with your topic, you will discover many more metaphors and many more personal stories.

Words of Wisdom

Metaphors release the cork from the bottle of your stories. Carmel O’ Reilly

END OF LECTURE 

METAPHOR TELLS THE STORY

In this lesson, you will learn how to use metaphor at the beginning, middle and end of your story by connecting two things that are important to you in your WorkLife to help you make your stories more personable, more memorable and more intriguing.

Let’s look at this in the context of Jasons Story:

LIFE IS A WALK IN THE PARK: METAPHOR TELLS THE STORY: A CASE STUDY:

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Carmel O’ Reilly: WorkLife Learning Practitioner & Writer Author of WorkLife Book Club, Your WorkLife Your Way and The School of WorkLife book series. Created to help you manage your WorkLife Learning. Blogger & Podcaster: Telling people’s powerful stories about WorkLife challenges & successes Founder of www.schoolofworklife.com My guiding statement is to help people pursue their WorkLives with greater clarity, passion, purpose and pride by creating continuous WorkLife learning programmes that are accessible to everyone.