Storytelling in the digital age
Understand the age-old power of stories, and how to practically harness their potential to persuade in all kinds of modern channels.
Plato said that storytellers rule the world. A lot has changed since his times, but a lot has stayed the same. Once upon a time, when planning a campaign or other communications, our choice for where to put our message was pretty limited. Today the opposite's true, and the range of channels through which we can reach our audiences has exploded. But a quantity of choice, has not been matched by a quality of message — and tried and tested principles are often overlooked. That includes the simplest and most effective technique of all — storytelling.
This session emphasises the effectiveness of storytelling through putting proven approaches into practice and seeing how they can help us better connect with people today — wherever they are.
What we'll cover:
• Understanding how stories work
• How to come up with stories that stick and adapting them for different platforms
• Economy with words and memorability
• Balancing the functional with the emotional
• The power of reframing
How the session will be structured:
We'll work through some principles that underpin all good storytelling, tackle a series of practical exercises and with plenty of time for discussion and reflection along the way.
Who the session's for:
Anyone interested in how the power of stories can be harnessed for better communication in the modern world.
Lots of energy, good exercises, a knowledgeable trainer and really effective delivery.