Feedback to a told story

Feedback to a told story

  1. Tell a story. Tell a story to one listener, max. 5 minute. The purpose is to get feedback. It could be any kind of story, fairytale, personal, business, a story you have created yourself.
  2. The clearest image in the story told. The listener gives feedback by telling the storyteller what the clearest image that the listener saw during the telling. By doing that, it shows that the story had an impact on the listener. It is a positive way of starting the feedback, it tells that the storyteller had created a bond between the storyteller and the listener.
  3. Way it was told. Say something positive about the way the story was told. Make the feedback specific, was it the voice? the use of the hands? the sparkling eyes? What was it, that the storyteller did well?
  4. What was the story about? The listener tell what the listener heard the story was about, what was the theme of the story? A lot of storytelling feedback doesn´t work, because the listener and the teller think that they heard and understood the same thing, when the storyteller told the story. There are always two ways a story is heard: The way the storyteller thinks the listener should hear it and the way the listener actually hears it.
  5.  What now? Conversation: What now? What does this means for the storytellers work with the story?

An edited version of the book Tell a Story – Create Interaction is due to be published October 2019. Stay tuned!

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