Teaching

Storytelling: how to make your lessons stick?

INFORMATION

Course code

STT_1610

Time and Place

Wednesday 7 December 

UT

Trainer

Elsemiek Meijs
Spark
www.sparkyourstory.nu

Course materials

A short video to watch in advance and a short instruction for the preparation of the workshop.

FOR WHOM?

Lecturers, (assistant) professors, PhD candidates and others who teach or speak in public.

RESULT

You will learn how to use everyday stories, including personal ones, in your lessons or presentations, to make your ideas and messages stick. Sticky lessons will lead to more connection with your students and other listeners. They will become more engaged and will more easily remember the content.
This will make your lectures have more impact.

CONTENT

We will work on the following aspects:

  • Why simple and concrete stories work
  • How to create a good story with the basic story elements
  • How to make your listeners feel something (instead of targeting their brain with facts and figures only)
  • How to connect stories to your main message or idea
  • How to spot good stories that life generates everyday
  • Your personal who-am-I and why-am-I-here story
  • How to use stories when you think you’re not a natural storyteller

Organisation

This is a course with both a theoretical (show and tell) and a practical (experience) approach. Experiencing will be done in the form of storytelling exercises in smaller groups.
Prior to the course we ask you to watch a video and prepare a main message or idea for a lesson that you would like to use in the story exercises.

DURATION AND TIME INVESTMENT

4 hours + 20-30 minutes preparation

ADMISSION CRITERIA

n/a

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