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Random Act of Kindness

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A Random Act of Kindness

A second year university student had reluctantly taken a part time job selling door to door to make ends meet. He didn’t like the job but the pay was good and he certainly needed the money.

One afternoon while selling in a nice middle class neighborhood he decided to forget his pride and ask the person in the next house if they could spare a bite to eat.
When the door opened he quickly decided against it and just asked for a glass of water.
The woman of the house smiled and disappeared into the kitchen returning within seconds with a plate of freshly made chocolate chip cookies and a glass of milk.
When the young man asked what he owed her for the wonderful snack she said, ” We don’t charge for kindness in this house.”

Years later this same woman became very ill and had to be taken to the hospital for treatment. When the specialist entered the Emergency room to examine her he recognized her immediately. She was the milk and cookies lady from his days as a salesman.

The treatment he prescribed was effective and within a couple of days she was ready to return home. Her only worry now was how she was going to pay the hospital bill .
Before leaving she went to the Billing office to find out the damage and discuss payment options. When she got there she was handed a note and told that the bill had been paid in full with a glass of milk and a plate of cookies.

When she opened the note it read, ” I don’t charge for kindness.” It was signed A Hungry College Student from your past.

Stories inform, entertain, make us laugh, make us cry and reinforce our values. We all love stories and can’t get enough of them.

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Ten Ways to Become a Captivating Storyteller

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Ten Ways to Become a Captivating Storyteller By Mike Moore

People love to be told stories but are easily turned off when they are told poorly. Here are ten effective tips to make sure your stories are told well and captivate your listeners.

1. Be on the lookout for stories throughout your day. Stories are everywhere so carry a notepad with you and jot the story-line down in point form. Flesh it out later.

2. Know the story you are going to tell.

3. Keep it short, crisp and flowing.

4. Don’t be afraid to make it your own.

5. Tell the story don’t read it. Anyone can read a story not everyone can tell a story well.

6. Use your voice for dramatic effect.

7. Never let a story drag on and on.

8. Don’t get bogged down with detail.

9. Insert stories into general conversation whenever you get the chance. I heard the other day… I read in the paper recently about… I saw a man/woman in the coffee shop and….
These are just a few of the many ways to insert your story into conversation.

10. Never explain your story to your listeners. Let the story speak for itself.

Here are 30 FREE Life Lesson  stories from my extensive collection. Get to know them and start using them in your education as a storyteller.

The Teaching Power of Stories

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When telling a story we must resist the temptation to explain its message and lessons. With this in mind I offer this relevant story for your consideration. What does it say to you?

An Angelic Visit  with a Twist

In an ancient and far away city there lived two successful and very competitive merchants who hated one another and were constantly trying to better the other.
One night a messenger from God visited one of the merchants and told him that he was instructed to grant him one wish and one wish only.
There was only one condition attached to the granting of the wish. Whatever the merchant wished for, the other merchant would receive double his wish.
The merchant pondered his decision while the angel waited patiently.
After a short time the merchant looked at the angel with a slight smile on his face and said, ” Make me blind in one eye.”

 

The Power of Attitude

Two women turned seventy about the same time and were both engaged in deciding how they would spend their remaining years.
One decided to prepare for death and started selling her belongings just keeping what she absolutely needed. She sold her house and moved into a condo and just started to take life easy.
The other woman named Hulda Crooks took a path less traveled. She started training in preparation for a grand adventure.
Where did her path take her?
Hulda Crooks became the first 70 year old woman to successfully climb Mount Fuji in Japan.

 

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Tell Me a Story ( 30 Life Lesson Stories}

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Tell Me a Story ( 30 Life Lesson Stories)

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When you order your copy of ” Tell Me a Story” ( 30 Life Lesson Stories for Teachers, Speakers, Parents and trainers  you will receive a BONUS copy of my audio MP3  Art of Magnetic Storytelling

 

Let’s face it…We all love to tell and be told stories at every age. Some say that we listen to over 100,000 stories a year and that is considered a conservative estimate. To help you get started as a magnetic storyteller I am offering 30 stories from my vast collection of over 700. I know you will enjoy them and find them helpful.

 

Sample…

Leader or Follower? by Mike Moore

A father wanted to enroll his son in a popular private academy to ensure a quality education. He proceeded to complete the application and when he came to the question, ” Is your son a leader or a follower?” he immediately wrote down…A FOLLOWER.

The next day he sent the completed application by mail to the school officials.
Within one week the father received a phone call from the registrar saying that his son had been accepted.
When the happy father asked why his son had been accepted so quickly the registrar said, ” Out of the 100 applications we received your son was the only follower. The rest were leaders. This guaranteed him a position.

When you order your copy of ” Tell Me a Story” ( 30 Life Lesson Stories for Teachers, Speakers, Parents)  you will receive a BONUS copy of my audio MP3  Art of Magnetic Storytelling

 

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Sample…

Just You Wait   (Attributed to Leo Buscaglia)    Theme:Positive Thinking

On my way home one day, I stopped to
watch a Little League base ball game that was being played in a
park near my home. As I sat down behind the bench on the first-
base line, I asked one of the boys what the score was
‘We’re behind 14 to nothing,’ he answered
With a smile.
‘Really,’ I said. ‘I have to say you
don’t look very discouraged.’
‘Discouraged?’, the boy asked with a
Puzzled look on his face…
‘Why should we be discouraged? We haven’t
Been up to bat yet.’