513 The Power of Story in Podcasting
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Thursday, October 26
Video & Media
Stories have the power to move people. They allow the storyteller to forge a personal connection with the audience and create a situation where promoting learning and inspiration becomes infinitely easier. At their core, stories create a world where learners are interested, are engaged, and want to learn, which leads to higher retention of information and better understanding of concepts and ideas. But how do you design a good story?
This session will focus on how to create engaging stories for the purpose of podcasting, and how to use narrative podcasting techniques to teach learners information that is often viewed as technical or boring. The session will focus on how you can create audio stories that pull in learners’ attention and present information in a way that is entertaining, effective, and memorable.
In this session, you will learn:
- The basics of storytelling structure
- How to craft engaging narratives
- Storytelling techniques for both fiction and nonfiction podcasts
- How to use music and sound effects to drive a narrative
- Audio production tricks to strengthen the quality of a narrative podcast
- Storytelling techniques used by some of the most respected and successful modern podcasts
Novice to advanced designers and developers.
discussed in this session:
Podcasting, and audio recording and editing software.
Chief Digital Learning Architect
Jeff D’Anza is the chief digital learning architect for Nationwide Insurance, focusing on enterprise-level digital learning strategy and learning technology sourcing and integration. He has been a member of the adult learning community for over 15 years, with experience in facilitation, instructional design, multimedia development, and learning program management. Jeff’s pet passion is the use of narrative podcasting as a training tool, and he has spoken and written about the topic for various learning conferences and publications for the past seven years. Jeff holds a BA in History, an MA in organizational management, an MBA, and is currently pursuing a doctorate in instructional design leadership from Franklin University in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio.
Consultant, Digital Learning
Joe Meyer is currently a creative consultant in digital learning for Nationwide. For the past 15 years, he has created innovative and award-winning learning solutions and multimedia for multiple Fortune 500 companies. A frequent speaker and published author within the greater learning community, Joe favors the use of storytelling through various forms of multimedia to achieve outstanding results. He is a master’s candidate in educational technology at Louisiana State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in electronic media production from Kent State University.