Ever been spellbound when someone spun you a great yarn? Storytelling connects folks with your message and makes them care about it. In Agile contexts, where we care deeply about effective communication, story-telling is a super power for aligning folks on a vision, and bringing them on the change journey. Lean how to use this skill in all sorts of contexts, from being heard in meetings, to job interviews or presenting at events.

This learning by doing workshop guides you through how to get started – from devising your message, crafting your first line, to engaging your audience.

The workshop uses a fun step-by-step approach, that does not require any skill whatsoever as a writer, just the openness to give it a go!

If you are up for some laughter and to push your boundaries trying something new, come along and learn how to tell your story with impact.


Outline/Structure of the Skills Workshop

This is an active learning by doing workshop where we’ll run through various activities to get you crafting a story.

5 mins – Fun intro to the framework for a story

15 mins – Activity 1: First lines

15 mins – Activity 2: Story in three sentences 

15 mins – Activity 3: Sight, smell, sound

15 mins – Activity 4: Finish the sentence

15 mins – Activity 5: Share your story idea

Learning Outcome

Learn how to craft a story for any context by:

  • Understanding the framework of a good story
  • Engaging the audience with your story
  • Leaving the audience with your powerful message

Step by step instructions will be provided to folks after the workshop, so that you can reuse this approach.

Target Audience

Anyone eager to learn how to connect with others through telling a story.

Prerequisites for Attendees

There are no prerequisites. You don’t need to be a good writer. You don’t need to be confident in written English. Just bring your unique self, a pen and paper (or digital equivalent) and your openness to have some fun.

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