5-Telling a story
We are emotional creatures and we react to stories that have a deep emotional impact.
Dwayne is a master of storytelling and captivating his listeners.
To captivate your listeners, build anticipation. Before the rock answers a question he makes sure you want it to listen.
He playfully draws it out until people really crave to listen to his answer.
He uses expressions like: “They don’t want to hear me”, or “It is a little info I’ll share with you guys that I’ve never shared with anyone. “Here is something I have never told to anybody “, “Oh, wow it is a great story”.
It is an expression that instantly gets your attention. No one wants to miss something interesting or a great story, right?
Also, try to begin your story with: “You will love this”, “Oh, it was awesome”, “That moment changed my life”, “I like that person, and I’ll tell you why”.
It makes people stop and listen.
When someone asks you a personal question, you can answer it by giving a fact and telling a short story related to that topic.
For example, if someone asks you, “Where are you from?”
They aren’t asking just to know your origin. They want to hear your story and what is something interesting about you.
Of course, you don’t have to answer every time with a story. But, when the conversation is becoming a little boring it will make you leave a more memorable impression.
How to make a story interesting to listen?
The whole purpose of a story is to create strong feelings to another person.
The Rock has two ways to create strong emotions: He strongly feels it himself and he expresses those feelings.