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Discover Your CEO Brand by Suzanne Bates

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STEP 3: ANALYZE THE STORY

Again, what you have just read is not one story but a compilation of several stories that have led Hessan to become the leader she is today. I wanted to weave them together so that you could see some larger lesson and themes.

Now we’ll take part of her story and analyze it using the Bates Six-Part Story Structure (see Figure 3.1). This model is inspired by the great work of a number of influential speakers and storytellers I know. First and foremost, I am influenced by the work of Doug Stevenson, a member of the National Speakers Association. Although I have not taken Stevenson’s storytelling course, his work on story structure has influenced my work and inspired this model. Over the years, in coaching leaders, I have ...

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