#STORYPOWER MEETS PAPER TIGERS!! WHY!? By J Loren Norris

 

#STORYPOWER MEETS PAPER TIGERS!! WHY!? By J Loren Norris

 

https://www.jlorennorris.com/podcast/storypower-meets-paper-tigers-why?ct=t(BLOG_feed_to_ell)&mc_cid=9183b651ce&mc_eid=39cb1b893f

 

    “It is a strange psychological phenomenon! That’s what makes a well constructed paper tiger so dangerous. From a distance, it looks real! The light is just right. The sounds are perfectly in tune. The expectations of the threat so well articulated, even if the tiger never moves... WE ALL JUMP with just the right nudge.” J Loren Norris

 

#STORYPOWER AND PAPER TIGERS:

 

- WHY WOULD A STORY TELLER INVOLVE PAPER TIGERS?

 

- WHAT IS THE BENEFIT OF A PAPER TIGER?

 

- CAN YOU GIVE ME AN ILLUSTRATION OF HOW A COMMUNICATOR MIGHT USE A PAPER TIGER? (Watch the video)

 

Paper tigers are tools for rhetoric, tools for persuasion, tools for control. A good leader or communicator will have more effective, IMHO more ethical tools.

 

A weak or intentionally misleading communicator or leader relies on the use of paper tigers to “puff up” the veracity and validity of their argument. Action they want or need you to take, behavior they need you to conform to, ideas they need to you carry forward, movements they need you to buy into, all of these are reinforced with a solidly constructed paper tiger.

 

Like any other ruse, camouflage, misdirection or boogeyman, the more convincing the threat, the greater the harm, the bigger the lie, the more likely the masses will believe it and buy in.

 

It is a strange psychological phenomenon! That’s what makes a well constructed paper tiger so dangerous. From a distance, it looks real! The light is just right. The sounds are perfectly in tune. The expectations of the threat so well articulated, even if the tiger never moves... WE ALL JUMP with just the right nudge.

 

THAT’S THE REAL DANGER! ——- OVER REACTION.

 

When people are so tense with emotion that a sneeze will set them off into an anxiety attack or a panicked mob like response, those triggers are no different than yelling FIRE in a crowded theater. High strung, gullible, misled humans are a dangerous lot. (Add a touch of frequency disruption and you can turn a cluster of chai tea sipping soccer moms into a herd of raging wildebeests.)

 

#STORYPOWER will teach about the paper tiger effect and other tools of rhetorical communication like it. Just remember, as a Leadership and communications coach, I focus on preparing the speaker to be worthy of being heard, long before we prepare a speech worth hearing.

 

Watch the video #leadingleaderspodcast 4-10-20

 

WHAT IS A PAPER TIGER?! WHAT MAKES THEM SO DANGEROUS?!

 

https://www.jlorennorris.com/podcast/what-is-a-paper-tiger-what-makes-them-so-dangerous?ct=t(BLOG_feed_to_ell)&mc_cid=9183b651ce&mc_eid=39cb1b893f

 

The danger of the paper tiger is the loss of perspective, the conjured emotions, the manufactured fear, the intentional manipulation and the nefarious activity going just out of view.

 

The real risk is the danger lurking behind the tiger. Remember the inflatable tanks used during WW2? If not, do some homework! They changed the course of a WORLD WAR!! The ability to mislead, deceive, distract and redirect is a powerful tool for pushing an agenda, waging war and furthering a campaign of any magnitude.

 

Narcissists use paper tigers better than anyone! But governments and large, uncontrollable entities such as drug cartels, the mafia, big tobacco, big pharma and so on have used the same tactics to bend the will of the people for decades. The difference is, there is a certain level of trust embedded in the media at large which makes the tool of communication a paper tiger on its own - whether knowing co-conspirators of useful idiots, you be the judge.

 

When politics, money, power, control and long range plans are at stake, we humans are merely pawns in the game. Be vigilant. Be observant. Ask probing questions. Get uncomfortable with the incredible efforts to make you “comfortable.” Don’t be gullible. Be informed. Don’t be fearful. Be bold. Do not trade liberty for security. When you do, you lose both.

 

And for Heaven’s sake don’t use flame throwers to defeat paper tigers!!!

 

    After serving in the US Air Force as a Fire Fighter, Loren spent the next 20 years in advertising sales, corporate marketing communications and media serving, political candidates, start up companies and Fortune 50 Companies like; Lone Star Weekly, Winning Strategies, Verizon, Jobs.com, KHFD TV, IBN TV, OBBM Network and Faith & Family Magazine. 

 

    Loren has trained business leaders from Brazil, Central America, Ghana and The Congo and frequently trains Teachers and Pastors for Gateway Church, The Kings University, and The Entrepreneurial Leadership at Brookhaven College. He is a frequent guest on radio and television programs including “Time With Theresa”, “Matters of the Heart”, “Behind the Mask” and “Addiction Free TV”.

 

ARE YOU AWARE? AWARENESS IS THE KEY TO TRANSFORMATION!

 

https://www.jlorennorris.com/podcast/are-you-aware-awareness-is-the-key-to-transformation?ct=t(BLOG_feed_to_ell)&mc_cid=9183b651ce&mc_eid=39cb1b893f

 

 “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!!” This is a redneck philosophy which carries a ton of basic common sense. The balance against this philosophy is the idea of incremental improvement other wise known as consistent personal growth.

 

The challenge for the “don’t fix it crowd” is the threat of never improving, growing or addressing the issues which don’t appear broke.

 

The challenge for the”constant improvement crowd” is the threat of perpetual tweaking and the shiny object syndrome. These practices often lead to constant change but not allowing a process to play itself out and prove or disprove the success of the modification.

 

There really are cures which are worse than the illness they address. The are paper tiger slayers who are significantly more dangerous than the paper tiger!! AWARENESS IS THE KEY to transformation - sometimes awareness is required to PREVENT a transformation which is ultimately undesirable. IMHO - We don’t need flame throwers to defeat paper tigers!