In episode twenty-seven of the Power of Bold podcast, Adam Pascarella and I talk about storytelling and how to become better listeners by connecting with your audience on August 6, 2018.

About Adam Pascarella: Adam Pascarella is originally from the south suburbs of Chicago. He attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he studied political science. While at Michigan, he was a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity and a writer at The Michigan Review, a campus newspaper. He started the Review’s first podcast where he interviewed public figures like Senator Joe Lieberman and Bob Lutz. He rose to become the Review’s editor-in-chief from 2009-2010.

Adam graduated phi beta kappa from Michigan in 2010. Just one month after graduation, Adam traveled to Cairo, Egypt to study Arabic through the U.S. State Department’s Critical Language Scholarship Program. After three months of exploring Cairo and the Middle East, Adam came back to the States, settling in New York City to work in cable news.

He worked in the cable news industry for almost a year before moving to enroll at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Adam graduated with his juris doctor in 2014 and obtained a certificate in management from the Wharton School.

He moved back to New York City and began working as a litigation associate for Baker McKenzie LLP. After nearly two-and-a-half years of practice, Adam took a leap of faith, leaving the firm to start a startup in New York.

For more about Adam, you can visit his personal website. Adam tweets at @apascar and frequently writes on Medium and Quora.

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Key points:

 There is one thing that all of us can leave behind and that is a story. Murray Nossel (10:15)

Paying attention to the audience and putting them in the forefront of mind is critical in the storytelling we do at work and in our personal lives. Adam Pascarella (22:09)

 A story told in the sensory method where you just simply say what happened is like evidence. You cannot argue with it because it happened. Murray Nossel (38:15)

Is there a certain way to start a story? Adam Pascarella (40:59)

You’re telling a story in a business context for a reason. Stories are the most powerful way that human beings communicate with one another. Murray Nossel (42:38)

Read the dialogue below:

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Murray Nossel, Ph.D., is a lifelong storyteller and passionate advocate for storytelling in work and personal life. He envisions a world connected by people listening and telling personal stories. His next storytelling adventure is the World Mother Storytelling Project.

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