The Power of Storytelling
Looking for FUN yet impactful virtual team building? Our Storytelling PLAYshop helps teams enhance communication through powerful & relevant stories. Smiles are included!
Too often we focus on convincing instead of connecting. Storytelling is a universal language that can turn boring professional messages into emotionally engaging experiences that will boost credibility.
Our virtual Business Storytelling PLAYshop is the ultimate 'modern marketing' training! Through it's immersive games and content, teams will learn the power of storytelling & how to add it into their everyday communication. Participants will learn the skills and strategies to exert authentic influence, motivation and engagement with all key stakeholders.
Objective: The science behind telling better stories to connect and engage more effectively with others.
For Teams That Are
- Client - facing (sales, etc) or leadership-driven
- Reliant on effective communication
- Sell aspirational products/services or are in a high-relationship business
Skills Used For
- Enhancing sales/marketing through relationship building & storytelling
- Getting clear & concise on important messages or complex ideas
- Creating emotional engagement & buy-in with key stakeholders
Storytelling PLAYshop Outline
Intro: Guess That Tune (Pre-Game), FOP Intro, How We’ll Learn, Aha’s Woohoo’s & Huh’s.
Opening Activity: A Story. Broken Stories (Story Swap). Why Is Storytelling Important?
Big Idea: Stories are universally impactful!
KEY SKILL 1:
Positivity for Possibility
Content: Benefits - broader perspective, challenges, contagion (Why) . Negativity Bias and Positivity Ratios. (How)
Sample Games: How can you apply the positivity ratios to prime your audience into a positive mindset?
Discussion: How can you apply the positivity ratios to prime your audience into a positive mindset?
KEY SKILL 2:
Thinking About the Audience
Content: Identifying the CCI’s (capacities, concerns and interests) of your audience, & how those are different from the speaker’s CCI’s
Sample Games: Changing Places/Near-Far, Interesting Email, My Story, Quintriplets (common/differences)
Discussion: If I were them…(If you were your audience, what would be your capacities, concerns, and interests?). Relevant stories?
KEY SKILL 3:
Getting Audience to Listen
Content: Framing: Tell people why and how they should listen to what you’re about to say. Uncertainty makes it difficult/impossible to focus.
Sample Games: Story Half Life, Headlines, Swedish Storytelling, The Translator, Snapshotz, Improv PPT
Discussion: Framing/Doorbell Tool. What is your story’s ‘Why’ or headline? Listener's barriers to remove?
KEY SKILL 4:
Helping Audience Understand
Content: Speaker brain vs audience brain. How to make it “real” for the audience using sense experience and relevant examples
Sample Games: 3 Corner Story, Show & Tell, WGAA (TV Informercials), Rumors
Discussion: ‘Wish You Were Here’ - Describe your sense experience/relevant examples. Where/when can you use storytelling @ work?
Playful Finale: Epic Storytelling Speech
Wrap Up: All Playshops include a Recap, Takeaways, and HomePlay!
Thank you Luis and Phillip for your fun and interactive sessions with our Team! Not only did we have a great time, the feedback has been that everyone learnt something new that they will incorporate into their daily outlook moving forward. Finding great ways to connect in this new virtual world can be challenging and the FUNdamentals team did a great job of facilitating and showing us that this could be done!
We used PLAYshop for our virtual conference as an element for team building and it was AWESOME! As much as you can get engagement in virtual environment, these folks will achieve it! It was so much fun and wonderfully facilitated! Would most definitely recommend!
This was absolutely what I was looking for as a tool to use with my team! So much fun, very interactive and great energy. Amazing takeaways and learning while also team building and having a riot. Highly recommend!
The FUNdamental Virtual PLAYshop was a great way for our department to re-connect as we have been working from home since March. It really exceeded our expectations! The technology aspect was seamless with lots of breakout groups and was really well organized. The games were fun and interactive, even though it was virtual. Many of the staff are commenting on how much fun they had & how nice it was to be able to interact with their co-workers after such a long time without seeing anyone. Luis was very energetic, knowledgeable and made us all feel comfortable to push outside our comfort zone to really have fun with it. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is looking to learn and have fun too!
Luis and the team at FUNdamentals did an amazing job. The virtual event was super easy to coordinate, there was flexibility in tailoring the event to our specific needs and the FUNdamental's team communicated very well throughout the process. Our session definitely met our team building needs with a number of highly engaging & fun activities that made the time fly by.....lots of laughs, smiles and fun had by all. Highly highly recommend!
Virtual PLAYshops are a wonderful format for groups to connect and to add a twist to monotonous communications we have on a day to day basis. Whether you are looking for a breather or a gig to re-energize the team, this is the best thing you can do for your team!
The staff at FUNdamentals absolutely EXCEEDED my expectations - they were engaging from the start! From their excellent taste in music, to their upbeat personalities our virtual event with them was FUN FUN FUN! They were flexible with our group size, and made this virtual experience really feel like we were able to connect with our employees. I would definitely recommend them to work places who are looking to forget about what's due next week and want to sit back and be able to play again!
1 Hour (Recess Only)
Groups up to 50 People +$25/additional Person
- Applicable to Recess Only
- PLAYful Finale!
Groups up to 50 People +$30/additional Person
- 1 Condensed Theme
- 4-6 Group Games
- 1 PLAYful Finale
Groups up to 50 People +$40-50/additional Person
- 1 Standard/Robust Theme
- 7-10 Group Games
- 1 PLAYful Finale
*Discount for large groups (100+), startups, schools, social enterprises, and non-profits. Let's chat and figure out your needs.
**Customization, travel costs, or location rentals are extra. Reinforcement programs available at $1000/hr.