We are meaning making beings and we tell stories to understand the world and connect to other people.
Using descriptive language is the most effective and enduring way to relate to other people, and it is a skill that can be easily developed. Through individual consultation, group workshops or event speaking, we will introduce and deepen the most effective educational, leadership and parenting skill ever known - storying.
Storytellers tell stories that are already created. When we "story" we create the stories while we tell them. Storytelling and Storying are both powerful skills, but they are distinct in their function and practice.
How can storytelling help you?
Learn to teach the way the brain was made to understand. No neuroscience necessary - we all love stories and attend to them naturally. Learn to teach everything from long division to microbiology with story.
Change undesirable behavior. Learn to find the source of challenging dynamics and use story to transform it. Essential at bedtime, in the classroom, or during the weekly staff meeting.
Find the courage to tell the truth. Whether you’re someone needing to have a challenging conversation with a loved one, or a manager delivering difficult news to the team, or a citizen meeting with a public official, stories can relate hard truths gently and deeply.
End tedious explanations and lecturing. Descriptive language engages the audience - from toddlers to staff to town meeting attendees. Learn to be compelling and engaging through stories.
Maximize recruitment and buy in. Stories are the quickest way to connect to people and get them invested in the mission. Use stories to grow your teams and communities and dial up enthusiasm to new levels.
Create empathetic interactions. Storytelling naturally builds connection and understanding - especially with challenging personalities and hot topics. Learn to genuinely connect with colleagues, neighbors and family in deep and peaceful ways.