Conversation Starters, Storytelling & Listening Skills

May 25, 2023 / Mom &… Podcast Episode 121 / Guest: Whitney Myers

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Show Summary:

Our guest this week is a mom who pivoted into a career that suits her skill-set and personality perfectly. Whitney Myers, owner and founder of Sacred Stories, spent many years working in roles that had one thing in common: they were all relational. These days, she has the coolest job, helping people tell their stories and making mini-documentaries for families. We got to talk about being better listeners, and better conversation starters, as well as how to go about turning a passion into a business.

Topics From This Episode:

  • Asking people about themselves
  • Conversation starters
  • Click here for Whitney’s convo starters
  • Click here some Summer Specific starters from Whitney
  • Check out our episode with Kat Vellos for more about starting conversations
  • Being a better listener
  • Listening skills
  • Relational work
  • Leadership
  • Ways to engage kids in sharing, talking
  • Storytelling
  • Volunteerism
  • Making connections with people
  • Starting a business

Look, Listen, Learns




More About Whitney Myers:

Whitney is a mom and… owner and founder of Sacred Stories, an Austin, TX-based company specializing in video biographies. Sacred Stories uses interviews, photographs, and more to create mini-documentaries for families. She has her graduate certificate from the University of Connecticut in Life Story Practice and Research, and is a member of the International Center for Life Story Innovations and Practice (ICLIP). Whitney also enjoys speaking with groups about the art and science of reminiscence, different methods for sharing your story, and the important work of listening.

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Musical Notes

Our delightfully happy intro and outro theme music, “We Will Get Through This” is performed by Young Presidents, and used under license from Shutterstock.

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