Humans are born with a lot of skills.
And we can learn a lot of skills as well.
William James, an philosopher and psychologist from a hundred years ago, said we have both tons of instincts and tons of learning ability.
A lot of these have a lot of overlap.
Take music, for example.
Anthropologists have found some form of music in every single culture.
So chances are, way back in the day BEFORE the discovery of agriculture, music, or song, was one way to express ourselves.
Today, there are TONS of ways to express music.
Different instruments, modern software, all kinds of advances in music theory, etc.
Even the ancient cult of Pythagoras (those triangle guys) were experimenting with basic ideas of harmony.
Another instinct that is infinitely improvable is storytelling.
Just like music, we’ve been telling stories since the dawn of time.
But unlike music, most of us are consumers, rather than producers.
Most everybody sings in one form of another.
Along with songs on the radio, at church, at school, in baseball games.
But very few of us tell stories, except when we have to.
At least we don’t think we do.
But every time you relate an experience to somebody, you’re telling a story.
Most of us think of this in terms of simply “having a conversation.”
But what is a conversation?
A sharing of memories and anecdotes and observations.
When it comes to music this is clearly something that exists in the category of practicing to get better.
But few people ever think of “storytelling” as a skill.
If they do, they tend to think in terms of characters, character arcs, themes, metaphors, etc.
But there are plenty of ways to “improve” your storytelling.
In ways that will have a profound impact on your listeners.
One is to keep a “library” in your brain of short, 1-2 minute stories.
Interesting things that happened to a friend, or a friend of a friend.
And you can tell these based on what your conversation partner says.
This way, they’ll be much more organic.
Even better if you can use “storytelling technology” within these 1-2 minute stories.
To tell them with a bit more emotion.
To use hypnotic techniques like embedded commands, and the quotes technique.
And because you’ll always be “bouncing” these off whatever THEY said, they will believe YOU are the most profound conversationalist they’ve ever met.
This does take practice, as does any valuable skill.
But you’ll able to slide these stories into any conversation you like.
As well as all the hypnotic techniques within these small stories.
Mind Persuasion has plenty of books and courses to teach you how to speak hypnotically and persuasively.