As a writer, I am always fascinated by the different ways other writers combine words, tone, and cadence to tell their stories. This is true whether the story is a biography or nail-biting thriller, an historical account or far-reaching fiction. The details they use to describe people and relationships, time and places, challenges and victories create a conceptual picture that either engages me to want to read on or not. It’s the same in business - resumes, reports, emails, presentations – they all tell a story. So, what’s your story and how well are you telling it?
As a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program – Tory Burch Foundation cohort of women CEOs, I had the privilege of being invited to attend the first White House Summit on the United State of Women (#StateOfWomen) held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. on June 15, 2016.
Ever hear of the photographic storytelling blog, Humans of New York? It’s a collection of photographs and stories of individuals randomly selected by photographer, Brandon Stanton. He started this “project” in 2010, after losing his job in Chicago. But rather than sulk about it, Stanton decided to pool two of his obsessions together, New York City and photography, to take portraits of total strangers on the street and share their stories online.