TBF043 – Storytelling Skill

Feed Image e43This entire episode looks at Doug Lipman’s book, Improving Your Stroytelling. He does a great job at providing techniques on how to get familiar with content. Along with creating (or discovering) story structure.

We touched on learner (listener) engagement as well.  This is getting a little more complicated as we incorporate technology but, it’s manageable.  I suppose that’s part of our job.  Thanks for listening!   -Dan


TBF030 – Comic Stories. For Serious.

This show explored a previous blog post about the lessons I’ve learned while trying to incorporate storytelling in training. Also, If anyone has any great resources on how to create a work book or a text book or something of the like, please let me know!

Thanks for listening!

“Organic Grunge”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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5 Things We Learned at The School of Rock


Since I’ve started the podcast and blog I’ve looked at many things through new eyes and looked for opportunities to learn everywhere.

I’ve talked about using stories as an opportunity to improve learning through observing the hero’s journey (Episode 13) and I’ve talked about enhancing the learning experience through the use of music (Episode 15).  I was sure if I was willing to blur the lines between education and entertainment  I would find something that mixed both.  I found The School of Rock.

Really, I found it again as it had been a while since I’d seen it and, granted, Jack Black can be very, well, Jack Black, sometimes I kind of like that.   Continue reading

TBF017 – ‘Made To Stick’ & Why it’s Awesome!

In this Episode we take a quick look at the book Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath.  This book explores why some ideas have staying power and others do not…AND IT IS AWESOME!  I would strongly recommend this book for anyone who is in marketing, training, or any sort of public speaking.  Both of the Heath brothers are well educated guys with a ton of research to demonstrate how things ‘stick’. Continue reading