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Powerful Stories and Your Message
Episode 11223rd March 2022 • The Visual Lounge • TechSmith Corporation
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Storytelling can be a powerful tool in the L&D community.

But, as it is with most tools, you need to know how to use it to get the desired end result. That’s what Hadiya Nuriddin, Learning Strategist, speaker, and CEO of Duets Learning, explores on this episode of The Visual Lounge.

Hadiya doesn’t just have a wealth of experience developing and delivering both technical and professional development courses, she’s an advocate for storytelling. She believes that the right stories can deliver context, spur empathy, and inspire people to take “expected” actions.

As Hadiya explains, there’s always a story. It’s up to us to figure out how and when to use it. Listen to this episode of The Visual Lounge to learn how to leverage the power of storytelling for everything from compliance training to customer service training.

Learning points from the episode include:

  • Why Hadiya is keen on taking a cinematic approach to L&D
  • How stories add context and breed empathy
  • Why intent is important when telling stories
  • The role of emotions in storytelling
  • What formula makes up a good story
  • Why “change’ is vital in storytelling
  • The difference between a story and an anecdote
  • What level of vulnerability is necessary for storytelling
  • How to get different viewpoints using the perspective circle
  • Lessons from storytelling in TV and movies

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