Storytelling – Part 4

The goal of stories is to connect with an audience emotionally in order to entertain, build personal relationships, illustrate a point, relay information, or move someone to action. Rance Greene In my previous post in this series on storytelling, I attempted to simplify the process of writing a story that could potentially be powerful inContinue reading “Storytelling – Part 4”

Storytelling – Part 3

In my previous posts in this series, I covered my interest in using storytelling for training, briefly explored what storytelling actually is, and presented my list of guidelines for what I believe a great story must have. In this post, I’m going to further explore the power of storytelling and attempt to simplify my processContinue reading “Storytelling – Part 3”

Storytelling – Part 2

In my first post in this series, I briefly explored the neuroscience behind storytelling and shared why I think we should be using storytelling for training. In this second post, I continue to explore exactly what storytelling is and share my guidelines around what a great story must have, as I believe these may applyContinue reading “Storytelling – Part 2”

Storytelling – Part 1

Someone asked me recently where I seek inspiration for my e-Learning designs from. My answer was ‘everywhere’. It’s true! With my ‘Design Ideas’ and ‘WIP’ folders on my hard drive chocked full of stuff I can’t wait to get to, I often wish there were more hours in the day for me to see thisContinue reading “Storytelling – Part 1”

Do You Have an Instructional Design Portfolio?

In a recent guest blog post I wrote for Brian Batt, eLearning Freak, I explain why you need an instructional design portfolio and how to develop one. Check out this fantastic WordPress plugin Brian has developed that every instructional designer or eLearning developer should know about.

The Power of Empathy

Brene Brown would have to be one of my all-time favourite TED talk speakers.  Her TED talk on “The Power of Vulnerability” inspired me to purchase her book of the same name, alongside her other best selling book, “Daring Greatly” – I find her messages  very powerful. This animated RSA short is not only visually engaging,Continue reading “The Power of Empathy”

Introverts and leadership

I loved the enthusiastic approach of the voice-over person in this video I came across on YouTube.  I found this very engaging, although if the video had been longer than the 5 minutes it is, this may have become a little annoying. From a design perspective, I thought the dynamic content and mixture of visuals andContinue reading “Introverts and leadership”

Digital Storytelling

Whilst looking for information and examples of digital storytelling, I came across this compellingly descriptive story told by a boy who struggled with learning difficulties. I found this short digital story truly inspirational. The words he uses to tell his story really paint a vivid picture of his experience.  He talks about “wanting to be smartContinue reading “Digital Storytelling”