StoryTraining Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-03-20
  • Publisher: Association for Talent Development
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As a trainer, you try to facilitate connections for learners, knowing you must first make connections for yourself. One way to do that is to be a storyteller. But how do you tell stories? How do you find stories to tell? StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect explores how to find your stories and deliver them for learners, ultimately strengthening the storyteller you already are.
The challenge with storytelling, according to author Hadiya Nuriddin, is in finding a story to tell. This book focuses on that elusive part of storytelling—finding the stories lurking everywhere and telling them. Hadiya shows you how by pulling from other disciplines, especially literature and creative writing, to help you select, structure, shape, and tell stories that can facilitate connections between you, your learners, and the material. You'll learn about the characteristics of stories that are most useful for facilitating learning, and understand what each looks like in practice. StoryTraining also includes helpful checklists as well as the author's sure-fire tips and diagrams for story timelining and her favorite story building blocks models.
Given the push to make training more relevant, storytelling ability will continue to be in high demand. If you yearn to find your own stories—and to successfully engage with learners and others—this is the facilitation book you have been waiting for.

Author Biography

Hadiya Nuriddin specializes in instructional design and development for both corporate and academic environments and has nearly 20 years' experience in all levels of learning and development. She is the owner of Focus Learning Solutions. With a bachelor's degree in English, Hadiya also has advanced degrees in both curriculum design and writing. She holds the CPLP and PHR and is MBTI certified. Throughout her career, Hadiya has also earned several technical certifications, including Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Office Master Instructor.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Part 1: How Stories Facilitate Learning 13
Chapter 1: The Story 15
Chapter 2: Storytelling and facilitating Performance 32
Chapter 3: Shaping Your Stories 46
Part 2: Selecting and shaping stories that teach 60
Chapter 4: Stories That Connect 61
Chapter 5: Stories That Show Change 70
Chapter 6: Stories that are Relevant 82
Chapter 7: Stories that entertain 91
Part 3: Telling stories that teach 106
Chapter 8: Storytellers who reveal themselves 108
Chapter 9: Storytellers who Invite Listeners in 120
Chapter 10: Storytellers who use body language as a tool 130
Chapter 11: Storytellers who show and tell 142
Chapter 12: The Facilitating with Story Process 154

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