Use of stories in a training is very effective and leaves a great impact on the audience. Stories provide a different feel to the training in a very successful way. Narration of stories just like examples gives great imagination to training. Stories should always be in conjunction to the training scenario and should relate with the minds of the audience.
Story telling – An Art
Story telling is actually an art in itself, choosing the right story delivering it to the audience and creating an impact is the objective and requires practice and experience. There are different kinds of stories and their selection should be according to the suitability with the audience and the type of training conducted. Stories generally help in creating Humour, Motivation and Inspiration and story delivery should be in a way that it connects the audience and makes them feel in the same position as the character of the story. This makes a great impact and helps in the success of training.
Important points to deliver an impactful story
While delivering a story the most important part is to feel what you deliver. The story must be impactful enough that it first touches your mind and heart and creates unforgettable impression on your mind. Now the same impressions have to be delivered on the audience for which the body language of the trainer and delivery is very important.
Timing is another important factor, when and where including a story would be apt for training is the key. Length of the story should also be considered. If a story is too lengthy it creates a bad tempo which makes less interesting for the audience.
Story telling if correctly done directly connects the audience with the story of the character which ultimately motivates them and makes the audience think how they would place themselves in the place of character and this creates a lasting impression on their mind.