Make Me Feel It

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”–Maya Angelou

Isis and I were perusing the choices in a video store last night. They essentially fell into 3 categories:

1) Never saw it

2) Saw it

3) Saw it and loved it!

Flipping through the catalogs, certain movies brought back pleasant memories.

will-smith-hancock“I liked ‘Hancock,’ I offered.”

“Yeah, that was a pretty good one,” my wife concurred.

We don’t remember any of the dialogue from that movie. We remember him flying around, and I think it had a happy ending, but we don’t recall much about what they said or did in Hancock to make it a good watch.

What we remember is the exhilaration, the defiance, the sense of duty, the feeling of helplessness, the sexual tension. We felt all of those things, and that’s what makes the movie memorable.

Whether you do sermons, stand up comedy, sales, community service, Powerpoint presentations for work or school, or even blogging, Maya Angelou’s quote carries a lot of weight. It almost doesn’t matter what you say. If you don’t say it with love, you’re just making noise.

Make us feel it!

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One response to “Make Me Feel It

  1. I knew this about storytelling. But I never thought about applying it to sales and service. Interesting. Origiinal. Nice.

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