Why You Need To Use Storytelling For Learning
SumoMe I’m sure you’ve heard by now that storytelling can make learning more effective. Stories help us process and remember information. Perhaps they even touch a part of our consciousness associated with the magic and creativity of childhood. In my desire to become a better storyteller, I attended a session on the subject while at the Presentation Summit, a conference where the topics overlap surprisingly well with the interests of training professionals and learning specialists. Here are the key points I gathered from a session titled, The Art of Storytelling, presented by Jon Thomas. 1. Much of what people remember from a learning experience are the feelings of the underlying message rather than a multitude of small facts (which are better reserved for job aids). 2. Any kind of presentation—whether it be online training or a live presentation—will benefit from a story construction. 3. When we watch or read about a superhero, we always remember the person’s origins. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.
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