701 Story on a Shoestring—You Had Me at Story
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Thursday, April 23
According to a study, 65% of our daily conversations are based on storytelling. Research also shows that not only is the brain different under the influence of a well-told story, stimulating stories tend to keep regions of our brain activated for several days. This makes story a powerful means of communication to help people learn. It's also an inexpensive way to help your projects succeed, as we can leverage storytelling regardless of our budget. All we need is a bit of creativity and resourcefulness.
In this session you'll learn how to use stories as an instructional strategy to help learning and as a business strategy to build buy-in for your projects. You'll discover how to immerse learning content in narratives that fuel curiosity and keep people engaged. You'll also get advice on how to craft stories that influence key stakeholders to break with the status quo.
In this session, you'll explore:
President and CEO
The Optimal Performance Group
Karen Davis, president and CEO of The Optimal Performance Group, has been designing and facilitating training programs for almost twenty years. As an instructional designer for both eLearning courses and virtual instructor-led training programs, Karen understands the challenge of creating performance- driven content that is interactive and engaging. She has been an online producer since 2007, including for The eLearning Guild’s Online Forums, and has coached many speakers on how to create a virtual space of optimal learning for their audiences.