6 Tips to Help You Craft Great Opening Lines That Hook Your Audience the Moment You Begin Your Story

The opening line to your story can be simple, eloquent, informative, contradictory, startling, thrilling, curious, suspenseful … But it should propose a contract to your audience: If you keep listening, I’ll tell you a certain kind of story.


Three Ways To Create Suspense in Your Storytelling

Your job as a storyteller is to get your character from point A to point B. Your character doesn’t have to be saving the world, but you have to get them there in the most interesting way possible. If you get them there by a straight line, that’s a pretty boring story. If you get them there by putting obstacles in the way, that requires going down unknown paths, which requires some bravery, then your story becomes more interesting … that’s Suspense …

The Longest Way Round is the Shortest Way Home

The wisdom he had taken from the book gave Tom the courage to move away from the straight and narrow path of auditions to explore new pathways in pursuit of his artistic goals. It gave him an inner strength to believe in himself and served as a reminder not to compromise but to stay truthful to what he wanted to explore. 

6 Heartfelt Stories of Acts of Kindness That Led to a Community of Caring and Connectivity

There is a need to ask different questions to get to new places. Questions to help people see themselves in a new light, to tell their story, to help them pivot.

4 Powerful Steps to Help You Communicate Your Big Picture and Grassroots Story

Become a collector of stories. Other people’s and your own. This will help you find, develop and tell the right story at the right time in all WorkLife situations.

1 Effective Strategy to Help You Think About Your Most Important Values 

Our work really does need to sit well with our values along with our skills, interests, attributes and motivated abilities. Ted’s WorkLife coach took him through a Values Assignment to understand what all of this meant to him in considering a WorkLife change. He was at the point where he knew a change in his WorkLife was necessary to allow him to feel more satisfaction in his work and to have a job that he was proud of.

1 Simple Way to Effectively Plan your WorkLife Learning and Development 

Aisling was already planning her next quarterly personal off-site, and until then she had her Joie De Vivre List of Places To Go, People To Be With, and Things To Do, to work (and play) through, to help her live her life to the full in the short-term, in the knowledge that these actions would help her, in time, to achieve her long-term dreams and aspirations.

4 Time Travel Powers and the Power of Book Wisdom to Navigate Difficult Times

Along the path of Aisling’s learning, she discovered the concept of mastering the art of time travel, specifically mental time travel. Through the powers of self-awareness and observation, recognising and acknowledging what was happening in the present – this is what led Aisling to begin her daily journaling practice. Fast forwarding to think about the future, rewinding to think about the past, and using counter-factual thinking to transport herself to an alternative timeline. All of this had given Aisling the capacity to find meaning in the mundane and happiness in the midst of sadness, and make time pass faster or slower at will.