Have you ever watched an episode of The Blacklist?
Raymond Reddington (“Red”), the main character played by James Spader, is a terrific storyteller.
You know he’s about the kill someone the moment he begins one of his elaborate stories.
I’m on the fence as to whether I still like this show or not — the writing is starting to feel gimmicky and a bit desperate. But I look forward to Red’s stories in each episode.
Watch two or three episodes of The Blacklist. And study Red’s storytelling.
Then, when you hear yourself starting to convince or persuade someone to do something, stop.
Ask yourself: “What would Red do?”
In almost every case, when he most wants to make a point, Red would tell a story.
You should too.