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Dangers in Telling Stories in Sermons

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Any great pastor would agree that the power of storytelling in a sermon is unprecedented, but as you dive into the art of storytelling, there are some pitfalls that you must be aware of. One of the most crucial things to keep in mind is how your audience is perceiving your story. If your story is creating an awkward atmosphere in which people are uncomfortable, you are not achieving your goal. There are multiple areas that you must assess in terms of the perception of an audience when it comes to your stories. This video will point you towards those areas, and help you understand what to look for.

Often times, the way a story is perceived has nothing to do with the actual content of the story, rather there are other aspects that contribute to the perception of the audience. Finding a balance between how many stories you are telling, when you are telling them, and how much repetition you should be using is key. This will allow you to make sure that your stories are being perceived in a way that is powerful and productive towards the goal of your message.

Modern culture has created an epidemic of storytellers who follow in the footsteps of communicators who are not achieving their goals when it comes to storytelling. It is imperative that you are asking yourself why you are telling a story, rather than why someone else is telling a story. Your storytelling should be unique to you. Once you understand the purpose as to why you are delivering a story in your message, you will be able avoid certain pitfalls.

In this video, you will learn about nine pitfalls of storytelling and how you can avoid them. Avoiding these pitfalls will not only help you take your storytelling to the next level, they will allow you to evade negative outcomes. Utilize these tips as you are analyzing how you tell stories in your messages.

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