Six word stories can say lots.
Sometimes when I go out and talk about the ideas in AWNM, I have time do some exercises with the audience. And one of my new favorites is the six-word memoir,which helps demonstrate and hone the power of story. The idea comes from the endlessly entertaining book, Not Quite What I Was Planning, in which people famous and not write their autobiographies in just six words.
For example, Stephen Colbert’s six-word memoir is “Well, I thought it was funny.” Another: “Found true love, married someone else.” There were several gems ones at the business conference I attended today. Here are a few of my favorites (all penned by people who had about five minutes to think and write.)
* Navy blue is my favorite color. * Did what I was supposed to. * Happy, sad, angry, confident, really happy. * Unsure, but you would never know.
* Did what I was supposed to.
* Happy, sad, angry, confident, really happy.
* Unsure, but you would never know.