CliftonStrengths®: Communication® – The Storyteller

by | Feb 17, 2019 | Strengths

Gallup® define this theme as people who “find it easy to put their thoughts into words. They are good conversationalists and presenters.”

You’re a natural storyteller

Words are gold that you weave into captivating stories. It comes easily to you to craft and express yourself with words, and you are on a constant hunt for the perfect phrase.

Powerful phrases and dramatic words intrigue you, and people are often captivated and listen to what you have to say.

You love to offer up a story to illustrate or answer a question that helps others understand things more easily.

You bring attention to messages that must stand out

Like crafting a headline that stands out so much that you can’t ignore it. Or writing a book, blogging, or vlogging with captivating stories engages others.

You express yourself easily and connect with words you tend to process out loud as you speak while bringing attention to messages that you feel need to be heard.

You’re vivid in your expression and often animated in your body language.

You love to talk

Sharing your message with people, whether as a presenter in front of a crowd or audience, in a webinar, or publication, is a natural expression for you.

You’re verbally expressive and connect with people through words, continually fine-tuning your stories, and need an audience and sounding board to talk things through.

With your natural ability to connect with people through storytelling, you can take people on an engaging journey.

Stay connected to your audience

When you present, tap into your audience and see how they react to each segment and adjust as needed. Identify the parts that captivated the audience.

Help others express their ideas and feelings, get them talking and help them put their words into action in captivating ways.

Bringing up current events and weaving entertaining stories around them into conversations that engage people could be fun for you.

Words matter

Expressing yourself with the correct words that evoke the desired emotions is an art form.

Sharing stories that effectively communicate the punchline is something you have the ability to do.

Asking your audience questions and engaging them in sharing their stories and opinions can inspire action and open up the space for conversations that previously weren’t possible.

Words have the ability to move us and ultimately change the world. One word, one story at a time.


Do you have Communication® as one of your dominant talents? What is your favorite story to share? Please comment below; I’d love to know.

Are you curious about what your talents might be? CLICK HERE for more information about the CliftonStrengths® Assessment or HERE for the BP10™ Assessment.

Lastly, visit Gallup’s YouTube channel for more information on the CliftonStrengths® theme of Communication® HERE.

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