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The Mood of Your Listener will Determine which Story to Tell

Yes, knowing how to tell a story will increase your ability to influence others. Stories build trust, emotional resonance and encourage people to come to their own conclusions. When you have the intuitive sense to know when to tell which story it gets even better. Preparing yourself with several well-developed personal stories, you’ll be able to connect your listeners with the appropriate message at the right time.

Today's Tough Economy May Open a New Door to Planned Gifts

By Lorri Greif

Many nonprofits are seeing their revenues down considerably; even the most loyal supporters are cutting back on charitable giving. If a long-time supporter tells you that they are not able to make a donation this year, this may present the opportunity to finally sit down with them to talk about planned giving opportunities.

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