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4 Simple Steps to Effective Story Telling

Wow what a week!!

The ice was pretty on the trees; however, it sure made for an interesting couple of days- closed all the schools Thursday, followed by an ice covered city with several fallen trees and no power all day Friday.

Neil Dunsmore and I have identified 4 simple steps to effective story telling:

i. Identify the real message you want your? audience to learn??Find the most suitable story or anecdotes to demonstrate this learning

ii. Structure (catchy opening, body with 3 anecdotes and conclusion) Share your personal stories.

iii. Allow your story come to life using??Dr. Harvey’s S.C.R.E.A.M., meaningful gestures, vocal variety and humour. Appeal to people?s emotions and senses.

iv. Link your story to the training/ ?Call to action? – At the end of your story, what would you like the audience to do with the information after leaving?

To learn why stories enhance learning and brain activity, read my previous post entitled ?Story Telling Enhances Learning and Activates our Brains??https://innovativewellness.ca/2013/03/31/story-telling-enhances-learning-and-activates-our-brains/

How can we help you write and tell effective stories?

Neil and I offer coaching, a variety of workshops, and inspirational talks.

We look forward to hearing how we can help you.