Why are you telling me you're "just" the manager of a bank when really hearing in a casual conversation how you did CPR on a customer, saved their life, it gave the bank great press and you got a promotion, would be so much more fun and interesting (you may embellish a little).
NOW, I want to talk to you. I might even want to know you. I kinda like you already. Trust is left and it's got a better chance of happening at this point, from that second, underlined response.
It's not "so canned", you are seen as personable, so people want more of you. Well...
... tell us how you really got the job.
That's one of the things we're after when playing the Fun Story Short game.
Have you ever been on a date with a person you really liked? At a convention where you've bumped into your mentor? How about you're giving a talk on your expertise AND then have that feeling of, "I blew it!" OR "URGH! I'm SO stupid!" after telling your rambling, boring story with the phrase,
"Long Story Short" in it?
"KNOW THY FUN SELF!" ~Socrates (kind of)
Calling ALL Professional Misfits!
with a "convoluted", "afraid you might be boring" story to tell...
(Launching Fall 2017)
Listen to the "Nobody's Listening Show" and be a guest too & play our new GAME:
Mondays, 8:30pm EST;
Only email list members get the link.
Phone number will be available for listening only. (# will be posted here when we launch, soon)
Like I said earlier, we encourage that nobody listens, so giving up something & effort is involved to see us and to get the recording(s).
And here's the best part!
This is the Nobody's Listening Show so if
There are NO WORRIES, because nobody's listening anyway.
We have created a "safe place" for Professional Misfits (PM), like you, to be "you" in a webinar format. You will be allowed to "test" promote your "other" self without seriously being "labeled" by your co-workers or colleagues. You will be seen as fun and interesting.
Here’s my Fun Story Short:
(This is NOT an "elevator talk" or "30-second intro". I rarely say this verbatim. I have it memorized, so I have the freedom to say what works best in any particular situation. I use parts of it, never all of it at once.)
As soon as I graduated from college in the 1980's, I did stand-up comedy for 3 years. I can't tell you how proud my parents were when I went on the road, lived out of my car and slept wherever I could, (sometimes with whomever I could), all to get laughs from drunken strangers in dark, smoke-filled comedy clubs along the East Coast. Why did I stop? Well, I got pregnant before I got famous. Still... I tried to put comedy/humor in everything I did. Like becoming a single mother on welfare, with a college degree, a competitive body builder, then becoming Nurse Narcissist... now that's funny; how about being in a beauty pageant?... I know... hilarious! Let me tell you... it was my Mom's dry humor that always shined through.
Trouble is... 10 years ago, my mom “dropped-dead” on a treadmill. I’ve been living a Zombie ever since… Well, until I got truth-slapped… twice. Before the slap, I was "½ alive" and doing what I needed to survive (doing work I hated exposed my biggest fear, "Who will wipe my butt in my later years?") AND I was always trying "to get". When I finally accepted I don't like kids, then embraced & grew my "menopause afro", I started to live; I soon found the common denominator in all I do well for people, I truly started "to give"...
Today, after the truth-slap, in my work & play, I consider myself a Heretic and I hang with other Professional Misfits (PM). I make their thighs thinner for life, make them laugh (at themselves; but me mostly) and I am offensive (to some). Through listening to their story & using a fun, short process, I help these Professional Misfits go from "LONG story short" to FUN Story Short, engage people, leave them smiling and wanting more. I can help you stop saying "Long Story Short" & get YOUR fun story straight, so you don’t put others to sleep when you start talking. (end of story)
Once I say a part of my FSS, my next question is almost always, "What's a Professional Misfit?" I tell them. Then I ask if they have a social media account and if we can connect there and/or I give them my website/blog (which talks all about what a PM is & does) and/or I just straight up ask for their email if that looks good.
Do you consider yourself a Professional Misfit? If so, please consider joining us and developing more of your natural charm. I help you smile about yourself. Study of your self is the best education.
I can help you “Get YOUR fun story straight”, so you don’t become the ultimate cure for insomnia when you start talking.
Know Thy Fun Self,
~Lori 'Minky' Radcliffe
How the game is played:
#2: Menopause Afro
#3: Irrational Want
#4: Biggest Fear
#5: Animals or Children?
#6: Common Denominator
These 6 categories are areas we look over when we speak about ourselves; but they are in our subconscious mind all the time, driving us, often in the wrong, dry direction or they are holding us back.
#2 Menopause Afro
After listening to your story,
the objective of Fun Story Short:
is to find and reframe a "critical part" of your original story, probably the boring part, and make it inviting to get people to smile, even laugh in a short amount of time... Then they listen... It works!
#5 Animals OR Children?
#6 Common Denominator
#3 Irrational Want
Fun Story Short is NOT a 30-second intro nor an elevator pitch. When you see my Fun Story Short it's not something I repeat verbatim. But rather, since I have it memorized & organized (it's my life), if I want to elaborate on one or two points, I can. Depending on who I am talking to, where I am speaking, depends on which part of my Fun Story Short I mention or not. NO MORE FUMBLING ABOUT WHAT TO SAY EVER! I always leave people smiling and wanting more!
#4 Biggest Fear
Take a listen how it sounds and get more laughs by clicking the link below:
The "fun, yet may be tough" questions come from several FSS categories above. Minky & crew use the answers to prior questions from the contestant's application & original story. This is done behind the scenes to prepare for the show.
Then when we go live, we will help contestants come up with fun answers and anecdotes to ease that particular "perceived" mess in their story into a fun message! We use word games, simile, fill in the blank, segue, rhyme, illiteration, examples, mnemonics and sometimes slang and even vulgarity.
It will be a timed event. (Still working on the game rules)
Laughs are expected. Contestants sign releases. Some prizes are awarded.
Mondays, 8:30pm EST; (425) 440-5100; code: 529861# (Coming Fall 2017!)
The Nobody's Listening Show
Featuring: "Fun Story Short" game show
A Sloppy Unfocused Mess Production
Your Host of The Nobody's Listening Show & Fun Story Short game:
(According to the great Jim Rohn, I would, should have a "Fab 5", but I could only afford to pay these 2 people (below) to be here. I have no friends "for free". Jim Rohn had more money than I do.)
Minky talks about some of this in the "10 lbs. in a 5 lb. Bag" segment of the NL Show. How to make your thighs thinner & getting rid of the FUPWA! (Also other pertinent topics)
But Minky (me), can't do it alone. Other people have specialties too. They contribute to the show & help me. And I think they are great & have much to offer. I want you to say hello to my Fab 2...
Heretic, Storylistener & Comedian, Lover of Exercise too.
Minky And PangPang...
Why are we the best solution to you NOT putting people to sleep when you start talking?...
We know a lot about stimulants and stimulating people from our past years of dealing with nearly dead people and bringing them back to life. (were former nurses)
Really awesome people.
Me & my 2 other Professional Misfits...
We've seen/done it all (most)...
We've laughed about food, dogs, social media, death, beauty, aging, working, herpes, ex's and exercise & Donald Trump AND Hillary Clinton.
Bitch, Jackie &
Tarsha's Taste of Transformation &
Are you a (closet) Professional Misfit? Do you want to be guest & play our game & make your Long Story Short=>> Fun Story Short?
Your answer submitted to this question gives us some basic info about you being a "guest". We will contact you within 48 hours by the email you submit. (You are NOT automatically put on my email list with this submission.)
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