Everybody and their dog says they have a selling story…

Cathy Goodwin
2 min readMar 30, 2023
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“Why should I come to your webinar, Cathy, let alone buy your course? After all, I can just google the term “stories that sell’ and a zillion articles come up.”

Good question. I’m glad you asked.

When I googled “stories that sell,” I got a lot of advice for telling stories in general.

For instance, one article identified 4 kinds of “selling stories:”

A news story that supports your sales position
A personal story of overcoming a problem
A historical or fictional story that can be a metaphor for the buyer’s experience
A case study of how you helped a client

These stories can be extremely helpful in your marketing. But they may or may not be stories that lead a prospect to buy.

Stories that command attention may not take the listener to the next step, which is to say, “I want that.”

Other advice includes, “Make an emotional connection.”

Excellent advice…if you understand that emotion happens naturally when the prospect connects with your story. You use important tools of storytelling — such as creating your characters…



Cathy Goodwin

Create a compelling marketing message that attracts your ideal clients through your unique selling story. http://cathygoodwin.com