From ancient times, storytelling has been a primary means of sharing and preserving cultural history across generations.
Storytellers’ narratives served many purposes: transmit knowledge, preserve traditions, inculcate morals and values, or simply, to entertain. Through the use of compelling words, gestures, movement and visual images, storytellers evoke emotion and inspire action.
It is incumbent upon graduate students and postdocs to share research findings with both scholarly and lay audiences. Storytelling techniques will help you develop a speaking style that will ensure that you capture – and hold – your audience’s attention. Further, you increase the likelihood that the audience with remember your key points because you successfully engaged them in a remarkable learning journey.
Presented by Dr. Milbre Burch