As many of you know, I officially launched my website earlier this week after months of slowly learning about the backend to my website, how to write code and more importantly, how to ask for help. As a result of this launch, I was humbled and relieved to read the encouraging email responses. One of my favorite responses came in from my father-in-law, Rob, and I’ve decided to share it because it illustrates, yet again, the importance of a good story.
In the late 1980′s Connecticut State Parks hired a consultant to do a master plan for the proposed Rapids Exhibit Center at Windsor Locks Canal. On the team was a high paid national consultant that we would get for half a day, when she flew into town. She consulted with museums across the country giving them advice about the latest trends and technologies. The meeting with her lasted almost three hours but I hadn’t gotten anything substantial. In a desparate act I asked her one final question, “New England is blessed with hundreds of museums. What separates those that make it, from those that …. don’t?”
She thought for a moment and said three words ……….. “A good story”.
And that is a true story.