Storytelling—An Effective Training Method


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Today, a story could be oral, written or digital. Stories help us relate personally to universal truths and add an emotional connection. Stories are an inseparable part of growing up. It is definitely an experience that most of us have gone through. Here is presentation that highlights on why people are more influenced by storytelling approach of teaching.

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Storytelling—An Effective Training Method

  1. 1. Storytelling methods can ensure a captive audience.
  2. 2. Effective method to communicate important messages to people as they can be fun and interesting.
  3. 3. The shortest distance from the head to the heart is a story.
  4. 4. A story explains the theory of constraints better than any classroom lecture.
  5. 5. Audience moves from listening to visualization due to the relevance of the story.
  6. 6. Enables and allows comment and connection and promotes discussion.
  7. 7. The listener responds with deep concentration, enthralled by the experience.
  8. 8. A story enhances the brain function outside the brain.
  9. 9. “If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life.” — Siberian Elder
  10. 10. How does the participant retain the story?
  11. 11. Trainers who have successfully used storytelling techniques in their training sessions will vouch for their effectiveness as a teaching or training tool.
  12. 12. Aspects of learning:  Concrete or measurable  Abstract or those that cannot be measured
  13. 13. A story, when used as a study or learning technique, is a chain or thread that can be used to link different facts, whether related or unrelated.
  14. 14. Storytelling techniques, when incorporated into training sessions, make the session effective and engaging.
  15. 15. A calculated use of storytelling can include reflections of past experiences, understanding and conveying the meaning.
  16. 16. Using one’s life experiences can be a sure- shot success strategy for your training session.
  17. 17. A story could be oral, written or digital.
  18. 18. Public Opinions on Storytelling
  19. 19. Stories help us relate personally to universal truths.
  20. 20. Stories make points more memorable.
  21. 21. It is all about connecting new material to old material and establishing relevance.
  22. 22. It brings about change in behavior, habits and attitudes, and simplifies complex concepts.
  23. 23. Stories are remembered easily while lectures are not...WHY?
  24. 24. Storytelling maintains the focus of users by using narrative structures, well-known themes, point-of-no-return, etc.
  25. 25. Connecting new material to old material and establishing relevance.
  26. 26. Brings changes in behavior, habits and attitudes, and simplifies complex concepts
  27. 27. It is impactful and revealing.
  28. 28. Stories provoke, engage and awaken!
  29. 29. Storytelling is the oldest known form of human communication.
  30. 30. Stories provide both a touchstone and a shortcut to whole group understanding.
  31. 31. “Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today.” -- Robert McAfee
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