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StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect by Hadiya Nuriddin

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Storytellers Who Use Body Language as a Tool

Perhaps Kim and Lee did not know how drastically their styles differed before they team-taught a course in persuasion. Lee was my co-worker and had been a trainer for his entire career. Kim worked in marketing and dabbled in training. Lee intended to interview her as a subject matter expert and then work with me, an instructional designer, to build a class based on Kim’s experiences using persuasion techniques in marketing. But Kim took over the project and decided that she wanted to facilitate, too. Instead of discouraging her, Lee asked our manager if I could observe the class to see whether together they had made a masterpiece or a mess. I am sure Lee’s ideal outcome was that I would get Kim ...

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