Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Storytelling - 1,2,3,4

Liked this. [I use it often at work. Honestly, many people don't read/listen but those who do are influenced to a certain extent] :-)

1. Introduce the characters. Stories involve people so describe them.

2. Set the scene. This often involves some challenge or difficulty that has to be overcome.

3. Explain what happened next and how the situation resolved itself.

4. Draw out any conclusions or lessons learnt.


Atul said...

Not sure whether drawing out the conclusions is something which should be done, or left to the audience ... i myself am usually not clear about conclusions unless told specifically, but then, maybe left to the audience, one could get a richer set of conclusions which could come out of this? I remember a play we had done during college ... Night of January 16th ... by Ayn Rand ... basically, a whodunit, but the verdict left to the audience.

Nimmy said...

Brilliant idea, Atul! I love it! Conclusions may invite counter ideas and complementary thoughts but an "incomplete" story may invite many more sub-conversations and many more ideas! Thanks for sharing this with me. Night of Jan 16th by Ayn Rand??? Not heard of it!! Should look it up....