In ten years since I've been a community builder, I notice that there's too little talk about the power of stories to gather people and empower them to work together.
Often, professionals use storytelling as a magic ingredient that either sounds good in their communication efforts or they use it interchangeably with marketing.
I've always been putting authentic narratives at the forefront of my community efforts (especially within communities of interest), and it paid off every single time.
I wrote an essay about it, and I would love to keep the conversation going: https://www.monicamoldovan.com/post/guest-post-communities-get-stronger-one-story-at-a-time
So, what's your take on storytelling when it comes to community building? How do you use stories to nurture a tribe?