I know you have heard it. The speaker finishes his “opening story” then says: “I am not sure why I even tell that story. It has nothing to do with what I have to say. Perhaps you’ve found it funny or at least entertaining.”
NOPE - NONE OF THE ABOVE
I found it to be distracting. Annoying perhaps. At minimum a waste of my valuable time which I can never recover.
The only greater offense IMHO is the speaker or preacher who tells someone else’s story and forgets the punch line - or halfway through you realize they are telling a story you have heard before... IN FIRST PERSON - when you know it did not happen to them.
Storytelling is both an art form and a skill to be mastered. It should not be taken so lightly or flippantly.
If you are willing to invest in learning how to select the right story and when to tell it PM me to learn more about the #StoryPower Workshop coming up June 7th in Dallas, Tx.