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Storytelling is one of the most powerful communication tools at the workplace. Recall convincing presentations that had strong narratives, or the times when your colleagues swayed your opinion using a simple anecdote. Communicating through stories makes people want to listen, believe and remember what you say.
This sharing session will introduce you to the concept of strategic business storytelling using real-life examples. There will be a hands-on segment where the speaker will take you through step-by-step to formulate simple stories and put theory into practice. Sharing of stories will be on a voluntary basis. At the end of this session, you will be able to:
- Understand the power of storytelling as a communication tool
- Identify when to use and when not to use storytelling at the workplace
- Know how to shape and tell a story in an organisational setting
- Put the storytelling principles we have covered into practice by crafting your own story
Handouts will be provided.
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Doctorate in Human Resource Development from The George Washington University, USA
Master in Education from Boston University, USA
Bachelor of Arts from National University of Singapore
Linda has over 30 years of experience as an educator, learning consultant and researcher. In her current capacity as an organisational consultant, she works with participants from diverse industries to enhance their business communication skills. Some of her clients include Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education, University of Social Sciences and Nanyang Technological University.
Beyond these professional experiences, Linda has also authored more than 20 scientific papers and presented in more than 30 international scientific conferences. She has also served in more than 5 globally recognized scientific committees around the world. Arising from her expertise, she has also been invited to teach specifically for some of the specialized modules at the Institute of Adult Learning in Singapore.