Course Description

1-Day Design Thinking Effective Storytelling Course

The secret to persuasion, influence, and motivation is a formula deeply grounded in storytelling. This one-day exploration and activation into the craft of storytelling offers a deeper understanding of why story matters, what it means to ‘think in story’ and how to apply storytelling to influence an audience.

Is the message you communicate about your product, service or idea presented in a way that is memorable and impactful? Do you understand your audience so that you are able to connect to your customers or stakeholders needs and share their story? Are you willing to take bigger risks in the way you make creatives choices about your story delivery?

Please note that the prices may vary per country. For more specific information regarding the prices of this training, please scroll down and choose your location.

THEORY

A short and interactive introduction into Storytelling and its application in the business environment. What are the origins of storytelling and what is its scientific foundation. How storytelling can be used to manage conflicts, interpret the past and to shape the future.

LEARNING-BY-DOING

Story is one of the primary mediums through which humans communicate and make sense of the world. In an increasingly automated world, the power of story offers the opportunity to communicate meaning and create emotional connections with your audience. Additionally, through story you begin to humanize your message and gain trust in your audience. Based on this understanding, by creating and telling stories, we begin to re-imagine and co-create the future.

During this course you will experience first hand techniques related to the following:

How design thinking, innovation and story converge to design customer-centered opportunities; The performance of storytelling; The science of story and the technical considerations for crafting a story, including story structure and the types of stories you might choose to tell;
Practical tools to support an innovative and collaborative mind-set, by drawing on a range of creative techniques and practices;
How to apply story to improve your presentations, speeches or sales pitches;
How to apply story to the way you speak about yourself and the brand you represent.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE TRAINING

Learn why story matters, what it means to ‘think in story’ and how to apply it in practice in your own work context;
Experience story harvesting techniques, role play, improvisation and other creative techniques to tell stories that resonate;
Experience a collaborative dynamic with other professionals from diverse contexts;
The day is a blend of story conversations, experiences and activations.

FOR WHOM?

Brand owners who are looking for fresh and innovative ways to communicate their messages

Design Thinking practitioners who want to use storytelling to research and design new prototypes

Customer Experience Designers, User Experience Designers and Service Designers who want to use storytelling to design new products, services and experiences

Anyone interested in the creative practice of personal and business transformation

FACILITATORS

Jeroen van der Weide is a Partner and a creative-minded Senior Facilitator at DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam. He has an MA in Dutch Theatre, Film & Communications. Facilitating teams, designing creative processes as well as brainstorming and positioning sessions are his strengths.

Marcello Risolo is an Italian and Swedish Service Designer and Facilitator at the DesignThinkers Academy Amsterdam team. He focuses on the visual aspects of our offering.

Yuen Yen Tsai is Senior Facilitator with extensive experience in helping ‘fixed’ mindsets in organizations become ‘growth’ mindsets using playfulness and creativity.

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

Get to understand how to ‘think in story’ and why storytelling is fast becoming an essential skill set for anyone wanting to influence an audience in some way;
Our main objective is to provide you with hands-on tools that you can use immediately the next day in your working environment.

COVID-19 PROTOCOL

What is the current protocol given the ever-developing COVID-19 situation? We look forward to welcoming you to our Studio in Amsterdam where we have ensured to take all necessary precautions regarding the COVID-19 measures. Seeing as we are carefully monitoring the developments on a daily basis, the circumstances can also change.
We redesigned our program in order to provide you with the most valuable experience which is what you can expect from our 1-Day Design Thinking Effective Storytelling Course. It goes without saying that no concessions have been made on quality, fun factor, dynamics and learning outcomes which DesignThinkers Academy stands for.

Will a more ‘static’ way of working influence your learning experience?
No, it will not. We have redesigned and prototyped countless scenarios as to how we can still provide you with a ‘learning-by-doing’, high energy and in-depth program.

We can also offer you a tailor-made coaching program designed around your specific team objectives to guide you through the DT process.

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Storytelling

Our main objective is to provide you with hands-on tools that you can use immediately the next day in your working environment.

Besides the training program you will be handed out a toolkit, certificate and access to the DT Academy Network virtual environment.

Furthermore, the end result aims at a transformation of the participants, knowledge of tools and methods, a deep understanding of the value of design, and professional & personal growth.

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