Informing Through Storytelling

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  • 1. Office of the Chief Operating Officer 1Jennifer M. Webster
  • 2. At the end of this course, you should be able to:  Learn how to create a powerful and compelling case for a variety of situations.  Effectively analyze any level of data and make a compelling case based on what the data is telling you.  Identify your communication style and be able to adjust for your audience.  Identify types of visual aids to enhance your case.  Learn how to effectively document your compelling case. 2Jennifer M. Webster
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  • 4.  layer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=458 3249&m=4585427 4Jennifer M. Webster
  • 5.  List below some of the compelling cases or stories you tell most often.  List below some of the compelling cases or stories that are frequently told by a friend or partner.  What do you do (or does your friend or partner do) specifically to engage your audience as you are telling sharing your compelling cases or stories? 5Jennifer M. Webster
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  • 8.  Storytelling is an interactive performance art form.  Storytelling is, by design, a co-creative process.  Storytelling is, by its nature, personal, interpretive, and uniquely human.  Storytelling is a process, a medium for sharing, interpreting, offering the content and meaning of a story to an audience. 8Jennifer M. Webster
  • 9.  First-Person Narration  Dear Diary  Frametale  Dialogue  Interview  Television or Theater Script  Poetry / Ballad  Dialect  Modernization / Change Setting  The “Twist"  Sequel / Prequel 9Jennifer M. Webster
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  • 11.  A Map is just like an outline to a paper – it starts to “frame” the story and gets the energy and information captured  Narrow your focus and strategy  Review the story telling steps  Pick at least one of the storytelling techniques  Present your story back to everyone 11Jennifer M. Webster
  • 12.  Once upon a time  And every day  And then one day  Because of that  Because of that  Until finally  From that day forward… 12Jennifer M. Webster
  • 13.  Now – stories of fact…captures the current reality of aligned behaviors  Now – stories of contradiction…reveals inconsistencies and failings  Future – stories of possibility and the revolution…imagines new ideas, actions, changes, bo th big and small (ask what if…)  Future – stories of anxiety…reveals fears and worries 13Jennifer M. Webster
  • 14.  vFdE 14Jennifer M. Webster
  • 15. 1. Passive 2. Assertive 3. Aggressive 15Jennifer M. Webster
  • 16. Direct Spirited Considerate Systematic 16Jennifer M. Webster
  • 17. 1. What is my most preferred style of communication? 2. What are my strengths as a communicator? 3. What are some areas for development? 4. What should I be careful about as I present to others based on my style? 5. What will I specifically do to make sure I am better matching my communication style with the audience I am communicating to? 17Jennifer M. Webster
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  • 20.  Choose a theme  Decide on what elements convey the theme  Create a feeling of movement or “something happening”  Share the story in whatever way feels right to you  Recognize that learning storytelling techniques and developing your skill – whether in visual storytelling or some other form of storytelling – is a journey 20Jennifer M. Webster
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  • 23.  Take a few minutes to identify 2-3 actions you will implement based on what we have discussed today. 23Jennifer M. Webster