The Power Of Sharing Stories

Story-telling is part of what it means to be human.

This “The Power Of Sharing Stories” session will focus on how using appropriate stories with positive intent can help managers build connection with their teams, and help your team listen, understand and remember key leadership and organisational messages.

Course Content

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

  • A check as to whether your story is inclusive
  • Emotional triggers for self and others
  • Does it do what you intended it to do?

Course Approach


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?

Embedding Success

Post programme activities to support the transfer of learning and building of habits.


Dip into The Moth ( 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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