I am still catching up on Netflix with the NCIS series. NCIS does it. They give a flash picture of how a sequence is going to end up. The viewer finds themselves watching in anticipation for when that flashed scene will appear. I do.
Other programs will open up with a scene … then stop and show “24 hours earlier.”
The viewer watches engaged wondering all along how all the pieces are going to add up to that end result. And wonder as well, if that is really the end. Did he really die?
Let me tell you a story about an incredibly stupid dad that I knew when I was in Japan. I know it’s true about this guy because I knew him. I was there.
I then go back to the beginning of the ‘episode’ and tell the story , all the while throwing in pieces of information to support the premise – this guy was really stupid.
Along the story road, it begins to dawn on the listeners that I am the dad I am talking about and the story is recounting something I did that would cause any parent to shake their head in wonder … or would it? If they knew what came after.
Tell stories with the end in mind and you will be a more engaging speaker.
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