Distinguish the role of the challenge, the conflict, and the resolution of a story. Learn the questions that each part of the story needs to answer, and how to craft those answers.
- Now that your audience knows the setting of the story…and who your main character is,…it's time to get that character…into an interesting situation…and see what happens to them.…So, let's talk about the next three parts of a story,…the challenge, conflict, and resolution.…First, let's look at the challenge,…which answers the question,…what was the problem or opportunity…the main character ran into?…It's often called the complication or the catalyst…because it's that moment that a monkey wrench…gets thrown into the hero's original plans…and sets off the entire series of events in the story.…
In other words, this is where the hero meets the villain.…It's usually very short, perhaps a few sentences.…In the pig island story,…the challenge was when the artist said,…"but as you can see in the picture,…"there's not much more than cactus on the island…"for the pigs to eat,…"and pigs don't much like cactus,…"so they weren't doing very well."…If you removed the challenge,…nothing of interest would happen in the rest of the story.…
- What is a sales story?
- Why tell sales stories?
- The 25 sales stories you need
- How to get buyers to tell their stories
- What makes a great story great?
- Choosing the right story to tell
- Finding great stories
- Story structures
- Challenge, conflict, and resolution
- Delivering stories verbally and in writing
- The ethics of storytelling