“It is a strange psychological phenomenon! That’s what makes a well constructed paper tiger so dangerous. From a distance, it looks real! The light is just right. The sounds are perfectly in tune. The expectations of the threat so well articulated, even if the tiger never moves... WE ALL JUMP with just the right nudge.” J Loren Norris
#STORYPOWER AND PAPER TIGERS:
- WHY WOULD A STORY TELLER INVOLVE PAPER TIGERS?
- WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF A PAPER TIGER?
- CAN YOU GIVE ME AN ILLUSTRATION OF HOW A COMMUNICATOR MIGHT USE A PAPER TIGER? (Watch the video)
Paper tigers are tools for rhetoric, tools for persuasion, tools for control. A good leader or communicator will have more effective, IMHO more ethical tools.
A weak or intentionally misleading communicator or leader relies on the use of paper tigers to “puff up” the veracity and validity of their argument. Action they want or need you to take, behavior they need you to conform to, ideas they need to you carry forward, movements they need you to buy into, all of these are reinforced with a solidly constructed paper tiger.
Like any other ruse, camouflage, misdirection or boogeyman, the more convincing the threat, the greater the harm, the bigger the lie, the more likely the masses will believe it and buy in.
It is a strange psychological phenomenon! That’s what makes a well constructed paper tiger so dangerous. From a distance, it looks real! The light is just right. The sounds are perfectly in tune. The expectations of the threat so well articulated, even if the tiger never moves... WE ALL JUMP with just the right nudge.
THAT’S THE REAL DANGER! ——- OVER REACTION.
When people are so tense with emotion that a sneeze will set them off into an anxiety attack or a panicked mob like response, those triggers are no different than yelling FIRE in a crowded theater. High strung, gullible, misled humans are a dangerous lot. (Add a touch of frequency disruption and you can turn a cluster of chai tea sipping soccer moms into a herd of raging wildebeests.)
#STORYPOWER will teach about the paper tiger effect and other tools of rhetorical communication like it. Just remember, as a Leadership and communications coach, I focus on preparing the speaker to be worthy of being heard, long before we prepare a speech worth hearing.
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Learn To ROAR Communication Audio Download Course
LEARN TO ROAR COMMUNICATION - 4 downloadable audio files.
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J Loren Norris demonstrates how story telling has a direct relationship to public speaking and is also a preparatory method for speech writing and rehearsing.
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Learn To ROAR Communication has been presented as a 20 to 30 minute keynote address as well as an eight hour interactive seminar or three week/ six hour in depth training course for organization leaders and professional speakers. Transforming Stories. Transforming Lives is the core long term coaching program of Tell It Like It Is.
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download
Insuperable Vision Workshop - Audio Download with worksheets
Day after day I meet people who are struggling just to make ends meet. They are adrift in this vast sea of humanity holding on to their job, their family, their home, and their car with all they've got. They see their life experiences and education as the last hope to find their purpose and identity. They gather, fill and stuff all the money they can into every opportune investment. Yet they are empty, frustrated, angry and just plain fed up.
We have all experienced that moment; when we find yourself stuck in traffic, yelling at random strangers to do what they wish they could... but can't... GO!
The idea that life can be better than it is today is like the flame of a candle fighting for all its worth to stand against the tempest.
We all want a better life.
Even when life is good, we want more.
That idea, that flame, is the hope that lives in the hearts and minds of all of us. Should that flame be extinguished, hope itself may well go with it. It is the rut of hopelessness that traps many would be shining stars and buries that glow from the sight of the world. It is the rut of hopelessness that extinguishes that flame.
Lives that would have been a beacon to the wandering are lost at sea themselves. Inspirations of success that would have been the voices crying out to all who suffer are hidden away in their own stale lives, they cannot share who they are or what the world needs from them.
It is my passion to help you find your purpose. I want to see you become successful, but more than that to be free!
Without vision people perish.
Without vision, we seem to be lost, mind numb robots following the herd into the abyss that is everyday life. We do not live intentionally without a vision for our future. We do not live passionately without a vision for our future. We do not live productively without a vision for our future. We certainly cannot lead without a vision for our future and a vision for the future of those we lead.
This audio course will inspire and instruct you to create a vision which will become a significant driving force in your life.