Stories can act as powerful motivators and students can greatly benefit from them. Apart from keeping my storytelling sessions lively and interactive, I often attempt to use these tales as tools of motivation and to help the students communicate ideas, develop their listening and presentation skills, and overall build their self-confidence and leadership. In this capacity, I have been leading a course at the Chennai Business School on personal storytelling and leadership.
Storytelling is a great medium of expression to communicate ideas compellingly. In my interactions with teachers, theatre practitioners and working professionals as an instructor, I have often realised that stories help them open their minds to imaginations that are not constrained or contained. I help them explore their imaginations, build a narrative, establish a connection with the audience and use these stories as mediums of innovation.
The session was pleasant and friendly. It was a nice experience and your interaction was lively. The participants saw some interesting takeaways from the session and a few of them are mentioned below:
General overall feedback on the session collected from the participants
The videos shown as an example for the things were good.
Visual and lively examples, interactive session.
Few interesting things which they learned were:
Ownership, problem-solving, and Listening
Should take ownership, read and re-read content before taking action, time is much important
Listening skill, Leadership quality, To be Responsible, Not to be procrastinated
~ Archana Sreeram, Manager, HR