Bo Eason started his NFL career as a top pick for the Houston Oilers, continuing with the San Francisco 49ers during his 5 year career, Bo competed besides and against some of the greatest players of his generation. In 2009, he wrote and perform his one-man play “Runt of the Litter,” which opened in NY to rave reviews. Bo is dedicated to helping others tap to the power of personal story and become an effective persuasive communicators.
Here are his tips on Mastering Storytelling:
- Have a mindset of being the best – If you have the time, you can actually be the best at something.
- Surround yourself with the people who are best in what you want to do best – they will train you and teach you how to do it because you have the same principle of attempting how to be the best
- We all think that our own life is mundane even though every person has very dramatic, unique story because nobody has walk in their shoes – If you have the ability to express that defining moment that define you who are for the rest of the days, there is no occupation you can’t have.
- Finding your signature story – think of your defining moment, the time when someone told you that you can’t do something. It’s that moment whether you decide that you believe in that person or you’re gonna fight for your ability.
- We love stories and we love stories we already know – don’t ever get bored with your story, recreate it in real time for people. It will create real human bond.
- On Social Media, leave your audience hanging that people would want to know what’s going to be next.
- Personal equals universal – you want to make your stories as personal to you as possible because the more it means to you, the more it means to your audience.
- All the work is done backstage, get yourself ready, training, your voice, notes and activate your body to be free to express yourself on stage. Like in your social media, get yourself activated and then do it.
- There are two types of ending a story:
* You know it’s uplifting that they are going to clap for.
* Look at them at say, “Thanks for having me today.” – people love to know when they’re done.