Sunday, February 19, 2006

Feedback on Storytelling workshop, February 18.


The Mix. The email update, reminder over time. Information e.g. who had RSVPs and the outline of the book you used helped me get ready better for the meeting. I THINK THE BEST IS THROUGH THE SAFE PLACE YOU MAKE AND THE DIFFERENT PEOPLE YOU DRAW


Very interesting. Learning from everyone present. This incited a deeper thought process into my own stories. Nice learning environment.

Excellent presentation and helpful format. Stirred an increasing interest in stories and storytelling - and will certainly help me in my journey.

Meaning of stories. Required reflection. Like the use of stages for story research. Listening to others’s stories.

Structured casualness of the format. Small groups and background mix of the group. Others’ stories that help me remember my own stories. The textbook used. The perfect environment for a workshop. Techniques used to help use probe memory deeper.

Reflection, digging deeper. Small groups allows insight. Communication. Enjoy hearing other stories, learning from others experiences. Need and appreciate feedback. Excellent learning experience.

A. Provide different weather! Actually I love the snow today, but I am sorry it made driving difficult for some.

How to recognize a story, how to draw a story out of past experience. I am sure I have lots of stories but how to remember them, recognize and related them to others.

Maybe more technique tips?

Have continuing sessions? Nor criticisms of workshop as is.

Maybe choose two or three participants and encourage telling to a group (however this is threatening to me) Thanks for a great day!

Get text to participants ahead of time. Work on timing per exercise. How much time individually needed to write down our thoughts . How much is needed by the group to share and discuss individual results. Some need more or less of the other, and it varies.

I sense there was more to cover. Perhaps start earlier or extend by an hour.
Hope you offer more workshops.

Paschal: With several inches of snow, the roads were terrible and so some of those registered did not come, (including two from Louisville). but 8/15 showed up, and I am pleased with the outcomes as reported. I am encouraged to do this again in the spring, maybe April or May. If interestted let me know.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Last Call, Feb. 18 Saturday Workshop on Storytelling

Last call. Free offering of the SGN of Kentucky. Room for one more as of 2/14 (Lovers only)
February 18, Saturday, 10-3, Paschal’s conference room, Winchester Road
Primary source: Annette Simmons: The Story Factor: influence, inspiration and persuasion through the art of storytelling. Forward Doug Lipman, Basic Books, 2001.

1. Six stories you need to know how to tell
Who am I
Why am I here
The Vision Story
Teaching stories
Values in Action
I know what you are thinking

2. What is Story?
Naked Truth vs Parable; Story creates power, a form of mental imprint that simplifies our world into something we can understand. Basically Story is a narrative account of an event or events-true or fictional. Stories are more true than facts because stories are multi-dimensional. It makes sense of chaos and gives people a plot

3. What story does that facts or reason can’t do.
People do not need more facts. They need help in finding their wisdom. People are not essentially rational: feelings of all sorts hijack their brains to the short cut, taking care of number one, etc.
Ten Situations where facts are inferior to story.

4. How to Tell a Good Story: a few tips

5. The Psychology of Story’s Influence.

PRACTICE (We may not cover the rest of this in this workshop)

6. Sound Bite or Epic?

7. Influencing the Unwilling, Unconcerned or Unmotivated

8, Story listening as a tool of influence.

9. Storyteller Dos and Don’ts.

10 The Life of a Storyteller (“Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes along” - Samuel Butler )
Culture Keeper, Types of Cultures, Blame Cultures, Shadow Side of Story, Spin Stories, The Truth, Living YOUR STORY.

RSVP by Wednesday, Feb. 15, please: 859-293-5302. (Paschal’s Office)
We hope to establish an ongoing discussion group in the Bluegrass for use of stories and storytelling practice.

CHANGE: Brown bag it this time. Bring sack lunch. If you need directions, please ask.
Coffee and donuts available at 9:30 a.m.