The Power of Storytelling
Does your team leverage the power of storytelling? 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.
The Business Storytelling PLAYshop is the ultimate sales or 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: 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! (So let's use them more)
KEY SKILL 1:
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 2:
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 3:
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*: Storytimez - A 30-minute Experiential Activity to round out the PLAYshop!Each person will create their own ‘story’ using art & the tools we learned in the PLAYshop. Some people will share their engaging stories with the group.
Wrap Up: All Playshops include a Recap, Takeaways, and HomePlay!
* PLAYful Finales only available for PLAYshops longer than 3 hours
BonaVista Pools is a Pool Construction, Service and Maintenance company. We have a pretty big crew with a wide variety of personalities. You wouldn't be able to tell that though at the PLAYshop as everyone participated fully and with great enthusiasm. We have 2 more PLAYshops and I cant wait to see how they turn out.
Luis & team brought their A-game into our Teamwork PLAYshop! Their captivating facilitation effortlessly led our inter-departmental group of 25 to be open, engaged, and comfortably vulnerable with one another. Through PLAY and thoughtful discussion, we had the opportunity to connect and relate to one another on a level deeper than that which the workplace environment can normally offer. The interactive 4-hour engagement session enlightened the AEO Canada team with both theoretical and experiential understanding of the crucial role that POSITIVITY and TEAMWORK play in our achievement of organizational goals, as well as on an individual level within our personal lives.
The Fundamentals of Play team bring a great energy to each session. The way they communicate their message through activities and games makes the learning fun and engaging. I have liked the way the team connects prior to the planned session and will customize activities to relate to your work/role/environment. We have enjoyed both in person and virtual sessions. Looking for opportunities to work with Fundamentals of Play again! Thanks!!
Our team and our company as a whole has gone through a lot of changes and rapid growth. The Teamwork PLAYshop was a unique & AMAZING way to bring everyone together to learn and have fun as one team. We learned how to adapt to change, have a positive attitude & work better as a team. What a great program! Everyone had so much fun, it was so interactive and upbeat. I would recommend this to any business or team who wants to be more productive and cohesive at work, and many of the skills apply to personal lives as well. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience and would definitely book them again!
Luis worked with me on a short timeline to deliver an excellent Storytelling PLAYshop that was extremely well received. It is evident that Luis is a well organized, client focused and engaging facilitator. The session was fun and interactive and encouraged everyone to participate. We challenged each other & did so in a way that promoted positive reinforcement and growth. The amazing insights that result benefit the group and enhance team outcomes. I would highly recommend working with Luis with a small and large groups alike!
Luis’s PLAYshop had our whole team interacting and bonding in the most fun ways possible! The valuable information on innovation through the lens of play and mindfulness is already paying dividends for our marketing team! PLAYshops push you to grow as a team & have a great effect on team morale and the workplace environment. Highly recommended!
Groups up to 20 People +$40/additional Person
- 5- 7 Group Games
- 1 Standard Theme
Groups up to 20 People +$45/additional Person
- 8 - 10 Group Games
- 1 Expanded Theme
- 1 PLAYful Finale
Groups up to 20 People +$50/additional Person
- 10 - 12 Group Games
- 1 Robust Theme
- 1 Robust PLAYful Finale
*Discounts 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 are available at $1000/hr.