How to Take Your Storytelling Skills to the Next Level

  • Tuesday, November 16, 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Zoom!


  • Members of other (not Maine) New England ATD chapters are welcome to join our monthly programs for free. Email for a registration code.

Date: Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Time: 8:00 – 9:30 AM 
Location: ONLINE!   Registrants will receive a Zoom link
Register by: Monday noon, November 15, 2021

How to Take Your Storytelling Skills to the Next Level


You probably already know that stories make your presentations and training programs more compelling and your key points more understandable and memorable.

Stories also enable you to challenge people without being confrontational.

However, while most people in the L&D field know the importance of storytelling as a communication modality, most people aren’t aware of the intricacies of storytelling which can make a huge difference in their ability to come up with the right story for the right situation, and telling the story in a way that makes the most powerful impact.

In this interactive presentation, we’ll explore how to take your storytelling skills to the next level by adding greater precision and intentionality to how you select, use, and tell stories.

We will explore how to use stories to:

1.  Make key teaching points more understandable and memorable, and presentations more engaging

2. Shift a person or group to a more empowered, energized emotional state

3. Challenge someone’s limiting beliefs without being confrontational

4. Open someone’s mind to a new perspective without triggering resistance

5.  Facilitate self-reflection and examination of counterproductive behavior  in an emotionally safe way that doesn’t  trigger defensiveness

6.  Provide “virtual reality training videos” in the listener’s mind that foster skill development

    ATD Capability Model

    How to Take Your Storytelling Skills to the Next Level touches upon - Building Personal Capability - Communication. Communication is about connecting with others. Effectively communicating requires a knowledge of communication principles and techniques that allows a person to articulate the appropriate message for a particular audience. It requires active listening, facilitating dialogue, and the ability to express thoughts, feelings, and ideas clearly, concisely, and compellingly.


    David Lee, M.Ed

    David Lee, M.Ed, the founder of HumanNature@Work, has been using and teaching storytelling as a change catalyst tool to audiences of therapists, coaches, educators, and leaders for 30 years. Prior to his work managing a training department in the corporate world, he practiced and taught hypnosis and therapeutic storytelling throughout North America. He is the author of Powerful Storytelling Techniques (ATD Press), as well as numerous articles on the topic. The third edition of The Talent Handbook includes a chapter of his on using storytelling to make onboarding more effective. 

    Cancellation Policy: A full refund will be issued if the cancellation request is made on or before 5 calendar days before the scheduled program. Please email with your inquiries.

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