My husband and I just returned from a fantastic trip to Colorado. We packed up our puppy dog (her very first trip in the motorhome) and set out to visit with friends and family. Although the changing leaves and majestic mountains created a beyond-beautiful scenery, and although we saw moose, deer, and even a lynx, the very best part of the trip had to be the stories shared. While sitting by the fire, my husband’s aunt and uncle began to recount unbelievable tales of their adventures. From wrestling a deer to watching the Jeep they were pulling fly past them on the highway, we laughed until we were crying. Their stories reminded us of our stories, and we spent the evening just sharing stories. Stories are how we connect to each other … stories are how we explain things… stories are how we reflect. etc Strategies believes that when training and communicating, stories can make all of the difference. Use personal stories to connect, explain, and reflect. Stories can be the very best part of a communicating experience.