Training and Education

Those who tell the stories rule the world

Storytelling

 

The tradition of storytelling is an old one, but it is by no means an outdated one, and still has immense value in a number of ways in today’s world of work. Despite the huge leaps that humanity has taken, we are still, at our core, a social species, and we still connect and engage through the medium of story, just like we always have.

”Stories constitute the single most powerful tool in a leader’s arsenal”

Who :

For anyone who, in the course of their work, will *present an idea *seek to persuade, motivate, inspire others *create and embed culture and values *connect people to their work through a shared narrative

Why :

People want to know your story. It helps to build trust. Crucial for leaders to convey, for clients and customers to feel, and for team members to create. Research shows that we remember information 22 times more if it is conveyed to us with story as well as facts. Imagine the potential for your presentation / pitch / inspirational talk in terms of its impact to persuade, motivate, move people to action? 

Storytelling is a powerful strategic tool, and those who utilise the power of the narrative will have greater impact. 

How :

A highly interactive, engaging full day session. 

We will combine the most up to date research with the timeless wisdom of the greats to develop a comprehensive understanding of the elements of storytelling, the neuroscience behind impactful storytelling, and the values and uses of story for business. 

We will use tools such as storyboarding to construct ideas, and narrative structures to craft with flow. We will practise writing techniques to improve the quality and economy of our words, for maximum impact.  

Own the narrative

Story, as it turns out, was crucial to our evolution – more so than opposable thumbs. Opposable thumbs let us hang on; story told us what to hang on to

Resources

Business book review : Right kind of wrong by Amy Edmondson

Business book review : Right kind of wrong by Amy Edmondson

I think there are two types of business books ; those that are a slog, full of jargon and information that you would nearly need to put a pair of wellies on to trudge through, and those that are page turners, weaving information, research and data through a narrative...

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Why the grown ups should make time for play

Why the grown ups should make time for play

To say play has been absent this past year is perhaps an understatement. Nothing like a raging pandemic to quash the playfulness out of even the most joyous being. But the weather is getting better, there’s a grand stretch in the days, and optimism and hope are...

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Resilience is .. getting others to paddle with you

Resilience is .. getting others to paddle with you

We live in societal times that promote the notion that ‘paddling your own canoe’ is a good idea. ‘If it’s meant to be, it’s up to me’, we positively affirm to ourselves. Resilient people, however, understand the power of asking for help. It is an act of courage, not...

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