(NB: This is an AI generated image!)
I listened to a fascinating keynote talk about AI recently and the speaker opened with the question:
What is easier? Opening a door or winning a game of chess?
(As a side note this is a great way to start a talk!)
Naturally we would think that opening a door would be easier, and the point the speaker was making is that for humans, it is.
A computer (Or AI as he was specifically referring to) has no problem understanding the logic required to win a game of chess, but when it comes to a simple task such as opening a door, technology still falls short. This is because humans have millions of years of evolution behind us that enables us to scan and assess our environment, we have also passed down through our genes the ability to do things such as open doors without a second thought.
Another thing firmly rooted in our DNA is the ability to tell stories.
We have been telling stories even before we could speak them, on the walls of caves through pictures. When our speech developed we shared stories to create meaning and a sense of belonging within our early communities. Stories still have the ability to connect us, because it is part of our human experience.
Why am I telling you this?
Because you may have doubts about being an impactful speaker. You may think that it’s not a natural skill for you, that you don’t have what it takes to make an impact.
You do! The ability to tell stories is hard wired. It’s part of who you are and what your ancestors have passed down. You just have to tap into it!
I’d love to help you do that on my three day masterclass series for coaches, consultants and entrepreneurs who want to become experts in their niche through public speaking.
I’ll be covering the innate skill of storytelling and how you can use it to really show up, share your stories, make money and change lives.
You can sign up here for free. I’m really excited about sharing this with you and helping you tap into your gold.