Why use story-telling in the workplace?
Clarify what we mean by “story” in a workplace context.
Key behaviours of effective story-telling
Including a hook, vivid descriptors and demonstrating authenticity.
Where do I get my stories from?
Sharing ideas as to where to source your own stories.
Crafting a story and practising it
The importance of preparation, and the story arc.
Why feedback on your story matters
Pre-conceptions about the use of story in a professional context.
New behaviours to introduce story easily into the day-to-day.
Your mind-set about using story – what’s the worst that could happen?
Post programme activities to support the transfer of learning and building of habits.
Dip into The Moth (www.themoth.org) and listen to a random selection of stories.
Read Annette Simmons, the Story Factor, Inspiration, Influence and Persuasion through the Art of Storytelling (2019).
Select three or four episodes from your own life. How might you turn these into stories to help others’ learning?
How you listen to others. Actively listen to tune in to others’ underlying stories. What questions can you ask to draw out more of the story?
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