Story of self is a technique used by community organizers to build rapport and mobilize others to join their cause by sharing their personal story of what inspired them to take action.

Organizing? First build trust by sharing your story.

Good organizers build trust before asking others for their support. How? Personal storytelling. Organizers share their own personal stories to quickly establish rapport and mobilize others to support their cause. “Their story presents a specific challenge they faced, the choice they made about how to deal with the challenge, and the outcome. The story invites …

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