Monday 3rd Feb, 2:15 pm
Visualising our world
Stories are how we make sense of the world. This session is about oral storytelling in a work setting. We all do it but most of us are unaware of our storytelling skills. And when we become aware and build our skills we can increase our ability to influence, engage and inspire the people around us.
In this session you will learn the following:
- how to spot oral stories. Amazingly we see people talking about stories but not actually telling stories. This is a fundamental skill because you don’t get the benefits of storytelling unless you are telling stories
- how to find stories to tell and ways to manage your story collection
- how to use stories to make a connection and build a relationship with an audience or one-on-one
- the features of oral stories and what makes them so memorable, engaging and why they can inspire action.
And because storytelling is a skill there will be plenty of opportunity for the participants to try out the techniques. The major outcome from the session is that participants will return to work with the enthusiasm to find and tell stories, the confidence to give it a go and help others give it a go, and the knowledge that it’s an effective way to communicate face to face.
This session is based on Anecdote’s storytelling for leaders program.