Story Telling

Stephen Harlow: Stories

“The key to leadership is effective communication of Stories” (Peter Senge)
“Story telling is probably a brain obsession” (Antonio Demazzio) (We all do it)
“Everything I can remember from school was wrapped around a story” (Stephen H)
Story: “Crisis, climax, relief” ( – the male orgasm curve – Douglas Rushkoff)
Steve Denning: “A story is fact wrapped in emotion” (Don’t give detail, let the hearer fil it in for themselves and they then own the story)

“Reason without emotion is neurologically impossible”

Steve Denning: “A story is fact wrapped in emotion” (Don’t give detail, let the hearer fill it in for themselves and they then own the story)

We tell stories to make meaning from experiences. Like we chat after a conference talk. Stories are the product of reflection.

“Portfolios tell a story. It is the story of knowing. . . . knowing oneself”
Helen Barrett – putting the people into portfolios
“The portfolio is a laboratory where students construct meaning from accmulated experience” – [Paulson, P. & Paulson, F.L. (1991)] ref

A book: Learning through Storytelling in Higher Education – Janice McDrury and Maxine Alterio – Kogan Page 2002 A review

“A good sense of identity enables a person to feel good in their skin” (SH)

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