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The Story is the Message

Don’t tell me, in the audience, that I’m wrong about the story you’re telling. If I can make the argument I’m making about what’s going on, and you think it’s wrong, that’s not my fault, that’s yours. You’re telling the story, and if I’m wrong, you’re not doing your job. 

If you don’t like what I see happening in your story, telling me I’m wrong isn’t going to help. You haven’t made a compelling enough argument to get me on board what a different perspective yet. You haven’t made your point. 

You’ve been ambiguous enough for my interpretation to exist. If you don’t like that perspective, if you really want to shut me up, write it out. You have all the power here. Don’t tell me I’m wrong; get the story to convince me.

Don’t blame me that my perspective is perfectly reasonable and arguable. You invented all the facts. 

The only true thing in the story. Everything else is jazz hands.