Monday, October 16, 2006

Creating Your Signature Story

Last week I co-hosted the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce's second "Breakfast Club" meeting, along with Scott Ingram from The interactive networking education forum was hosted by Rio Grande Restaurant in downtown Austin.

The restaurant is famous, as it used to be the "house" that was home to MTV's The Real World - Austin. The place has been fully remodeled to accommodate the upscale Mexican restaurant (good food, I might add!)....but they did leave the indoor swimming pool (just not as deep for liability now it is a wishing fountain). I never saw much of the Real World, but I do know that the pool was clothing optional during much of that season,.... but I digress.

The event was titled "Creating Your Signature Story". The concept being that while much is given to preparing an "Elevator Pitch", the reality is that many such statements are as stale as a talking brochure. We all have stories, and it is stories that engage the interest of other people. It is a signature story that is remembered and retold to others.

Over 60 people participated in the program, and in small groups they tackled the task of sculpting their stories. Scott does a great job of giving the details on his blog.

Thank you to all who attended, and to the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce and Rio Grande Restaurant.

Have A Great Day.


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