We have enough evidence to make clear that nothing connects people like personal stories shared. And connection is key to all manner of learning and performance, whether we're talking about people in workplaces, classrooms or neighborhoods. I'm suggesting that time is taken for people to share their stories of significant personal events they are willing to share. We're talking about births and deaths, graduations and achievements, engagements and weddings, travel and discoveries and the like. These create the space for the shared related stories of others. A very powerful opportunity for relationship building.