Facilitator Masterclass Training 4
"Tell me a fact and I'll listen. Tell me a truth and I'll learn. But tell me a story, and it will live in my heart forever." — Native American Wisdom
How to Be A Dynamic Storyteller
Description: When you facilitate, nearly everything you say will be communicated in the form of a story. In this masterclass, you will learn the art of delivering dynamic, inspiring, and captivating stories. Learn the performance techniques of top entertainers and facilitators to ensure you always attract and hold the attention of the room. We’ll look at the major elements of a story and the explore 5 types of stories you might use in your facilitation. In addition we’ll go over the 4 elements that create a WOW story and the 6 major reasons stories often fall flat.
Examples of Dynamic Stories
The Big Secret Nobody Wants to Tell, Bruce Muzik TEDx
Bruce Muzik presents a riveting talk about the devastating impact that withholding secrets can have on our lives and what to do about it. You'll see the elements of tension and release..the title is mysterious and makes you wonder what the big secret is that nobody wants you to know. There's emotional appeal and a counterintuitive but very wise lesson. Enjoy!
Start this video at 2:30 where Brendan Burchard tells you the story of what led to his awakening and ultimately him following his current passion. Notice the emotional appeal of his story where he recovered from a traumatic experience.
Sheila Kelley, Let's Get Naked
Sheila Kelley, founder of S-Factor begins this talk with a dynamic and touching story of her childhood when she first discovered the shame inherent in our culture around a women's body. There exists in every woman an Erotic Creature. When Sheila Kelley discovered this sleeping giant, her life changed irrevocably. She had stumbled upon what women were missing and launched it into a worldwide sensation, ushering in the 4th wave of feminism by teaching women to own their sexuality. Let's Get Naked is about exposing the truth and the Erotic Creature, both of which rest just beneath the surface.
In this short video with Tony Robbins he tells a funny and engaging story of someone inspired by his work...there's a good twist! Enjoy. He's expressive, he's engaging, and he's funny. Enjoy.
Implementation ExercisesThe key to getting value from any endeavor resides in your willingness to integrate what you are learning and implement it in your life. All new thought and new ideas are useless unless we act upon them. The same is true in this course.
If your goal is to be the kind of person that catalyzes change for others it will require you to step just outside of what’s known and what’s comfortable to act as you breathe and accept the challenges that lie before you.
“You can’t cross a sea by merely staring into the water.” — Rabindranath TagoreAs you begin to create your content for a group facilitated experience, you’ll need to begin with determining which clear story you plan on presenting and then adding engaging and transformational elements to that clear story. Complete the exercises below to create your content for a group facilitation. If you are using RECODE content to become a RECODE FACILITATOR then much of this work is done for you and it’s a matter of learning and practicing it. You’ll find that information in the RECODE WORKBOOK.Please note as a professional if you end up using our RECODE content in your non RECODE events please attribute us and this program. Do not replicate our material without attribution.1) Start by choosing the PURPOSE of your story. Is it to teach something? Establish your credibility? Make people feel good about their situation? Invite people to take a strong directed action?2) Then pick the specific INDICATED ACTION or EMOTION that you want the audience to do, believe, or feel after hearing the story.3) Chose an event in your life where you either A) had a bad outcome because you didn’t take the indicated action (dunce story) or B) had a great outcome because you chose the indicated action (hero story), even though most other people might not have.
4) Write down the essentials to the following elements: Characters, Setting, Plot, Conflict. Theme/lesson (list the basic one and then you will make it more powerful in the next step)
5) Chose one element from each of the 4 domains of the WOW Story telling tool box: Tension and Release, Emotional Appeal, Expressive Infusion, Compelling Lesson
6) Fill in the content using these factors from Step 4 and 5
7) Deliver it 5 times to people in different situations calibrating for what changes are necessary (where is it too long, boring, not powerful enough, etc)
8) Calibrate. To calibrate – look at the eyes and face of your audience. Are they engaged? distracted? do they want to interrupt? Are they shifting their weight or tapping their hands/feet? These are all signs that you’ve lost a part of their attention and that part of the story is either unneccessary or off base.
Reflections exercises are one or more questions that we’d like you to be in deep consideration of for the entire week. These are meant to be shared with your family, friends, and community so that they can offer you a more complete 360 view of yourself, your identity, and your reality.
Everyone has blind spots. These are areas where we are less developed that are outside our view. Getting reflections will point out things that you might not ever know yourself.
In addition, the more you consider these reflection questions the more likely you’ll be able to break through your current level of thinking and use the exercises to leap frog into a new level of consciousness.
Here is this weeks self reflection question.
1) What did you notice about your own relationship to the listener as you told a WOW story? How did the quality of your interaction change?
2) What did you experience about your relationship to your own ability to engage and influence others when using the WOW story telling techniques?
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