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7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations

7 STORYTELLING STRUCTURES to Improve Your PRESENTATIONS In his book The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, Christopher Booker states that everything ever written boils down to seven basic plots. Using these story frames, you can share your life experiences to inspire your coworkers and bring your presentations to life. Trains for battle 3 Learns about Monster monster revealed 1 OVERCOMING A MONSTER START This is the typical heartwarming story of courage and bravery where the hero overcomes evil against all the odds. Defeats Losing the monster battle Tries different approach USE IT TO Showcase your problem solving skills. HOW TO USE IT: Tell a story about how you overcame a big problem at work and explain what you learned from trying a different approach.? 2 Receives call to leave Terrible Minor struggles early life and small successes 2 RAGS TO RICHES START The rags-to-riches structure tells a tale where our hero goes triumphantly from difficult circumstances to great success and wealth.4 Wins and Hits rock gets reward bottom 5 Defeats the crisis USE IT TO Show how you are able to use your vulnerabilities to achieve results at work. HOW TO USE IT: Tell a story about overcoming early struggles through taking risks and explain how you grew as a result.? 3 Transported to Explores new other world surroundings Living unadventurous Feels life uncomfortable VOYAGE AND RETURN START In this story our hero journeys to new lands, defeats darkness and returns home all the wiser.5 7 Confronted Returns home with darkness wiser Escapes and defeats evil USE IT TO Demonstrate that you are able to step out of your comfort zone in order to learn new things. HOW TO USE IT: Tell a story about a time you opened yourself up to new experiences and explain what you learned from leaving your comfort zone.? Smaller obstacles presented and overcome Final dangerous test revealed Team receives mission AAAAAAA 4 THE QUEST The moral of this story is START teamwork. A group sets off on a journey with a goal in mind and through working together they overcome all obstacles. Final test Team wins prize accomplished and travels home USE IT TO Present the importance of achieving goals through teamwork. HOW TO USE IT: Tell the story of a time you worked as part of a team and describe your journey together to achieve great results.? Outside forces Hero and heroine keep them apart Confusion, are destined for uncertainty and each other frustration occurs COMEDY START Comedy can be used to showcase your skills and inspire others. Particularly the classic comedy tale of a transition from state of confusion into one of enlightenment. Hero and Everyone entangled heroine get in an unresolvable together conflict Truth uncovered USE IT TO Show the importance of communication and openness to avoid confusion and unnecessary conflict. HOW TO USE IT: Share a story about a time when you had a disagreement on a project due to miscommunication. Explain how you resolved it and developed a better working relationship.? Sets out on path of destruction Commits dark acts that Finds goal to seal fate achieve TRAGEDY START This is the classic cautionary tale, in which we see the downfall of a villain who chooses the wrong path. R.I.P 4 Sees plan unravel Dies or is defeated USE IT TO Show that you can learn from mistakes to improve yourself and succeed next time. AAAAA HOW TO USE IT: Tell a story about a blunder you made due to bad choices and openly discuss the impact it had on your work.? 2 Things go well 3 Falls under shadow Imprisoned of a dark power by darkness 7 REBIRTH START Change is always possible, as shows this story of a villain who finds redemption and is reborn as a better person. 4 Hero is reborn Dark power as a better has seemingly person triumphed Redemption figure resolves situation USE IT TO Demonstrate that you are able to learn from others to make better choices. HOW TO USE IT: Tell a story about when you wanted to take ineffective shortcuts and how a colleague helped you get out of a tricky situation to get the outcome you needed.? Remember, your experiences can inspire others as well as showcase your skills. So next time you have to give a presentation, why not frame it with one of these stories? It will help your audience digest the information, while making you stand out from the pack. BROUGHT TO YOU BY: Quid Corner Your Financial Resource Centre SOURCES " Cuddy, Amy J. c. Glick, Peter. Beninger, Anna (2017). The Dynamics of Warmth and Competence Judgments, and their Outcomes in Organizations. people.hbs.edu 2 Ffion. Lindsay (2015). The 7 universal story plots that still entrance audiences. sparkol.com 3 Bureman, L. (2013). The 7 Types of Plots: Overcoming the Monster. thewritepractice.com * Bureman, L. (2013) The 7 Types of Plots: Rags to Riches. thewrite practice.com 5 Bureman, L. (2013) The 7 Types of Plots: Voyage and Return. thewritepractice.com * Bureman, L. (2013) The 7 Types of Plots: The Quest. thewritepractice.com 7 Bureman, L. (2013) The 7 Types of Plots: Comedy. thew ritepractice.com * Bureman, L. (2013) The 7 Types of Plots: Tragedy. thewritepractice.com • Bureman, L. (2013) The 7 Types of Plots: Rebirth. thewritepractice.com Booker, C. (2004) The Seven Basic Plots: Why we tell stories. A&C Black This image is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International License - www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0 BY SA

7 Storytelling Structures to Improve Your Presentations

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In his book The Seven Basic Plots: Why We Tell Stories, Christopher Booker states that everything ever written boils down to seven basic plots. Using these story frames, you can share your life experi...

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