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The most powerful way to communicate is to tell stories. This has been true since humans first developed language, and it remains true for professional communicators, especially corporate trainers and instructional designers. Learning design and development expert Hadiya Nuriddin shows corporate educators how to discover, structure and tell the stories that will best capture and nourish the attention of their audiences. Nuriddin’s versatile, clear manual explains different models of storytelling and how best to apply them. Tapping into the foundational principles of story planning, creative writing and film production, Nuriddin includes useful checklists, helpful tips, story timeline diagrams and proven story models to help you become an expert storyteller. This comprehensive presentation will serve corporate trainers, educational facilitators and all those who would like to improve their communication skills.  

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to use storytelling as a beneficial, effective teaching technique;
  • What are the main elements of a story, the story timeline and the “hero’s journey”;
  • How to use the five steps of the “story process.”
 

About the Author

Hadiya Nuriddin owns Focus Learning Solutions, an organizational learning design and development firm that provides technical and professional development courses.

 

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The Power of Storytelling

Telling stories is one of the most effective ways for corporate trainers to connect with their students and the content they want to convey. The purpose of this connection is to help students gain the knowledge to become more productive and to bring about purposeful change. Stories relate experiences. They help students identify with a situation and learn from it.


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