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.


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