Be a Master Storyteller:
Boost Learners' Performance
Plus: Take the Master Storyteller Self-Reflection Profile About Yourself
Speaker: Ray Jimenez, Ph.D., Chief Learning Architect of Vignettes for Training, Inc.
Date: Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Time: 10:00AM Pacific / 1:00PM Eastern (60 Minute Session)
Whether you are doing classroom training, eLearning or on-the-job (OJT) training, storytelling has a significant role. You may have the fanciest, newest and coolest gadgets like the iPad, iPhone, videos or great classroom games - but stories are still the easiest and most effective way to help learners learn.
Many thought leaders in learning believe that the more we adopt technologies, the more we need to use storytelling. "It is not about tools, but people sharing and telling stories."
In this webinar you will learn how to rekindle the "storyteller" in you and use the skills in boosting the performance of learners.
Topics to cover:
What is your Master Storyteller self-reflection profile? Take the profile and learn about yourself.
Where are the greatest opportunities to boost learning with storytelling?
How to find stories from all types of content - from technical to people skills learning?
What scientists and executives alike say about storytelling?
What are the steps to use story forms --- narrative, metaphors, symbolism, conversations, etc.?
How to add life to your programs with simple and effective storytelling techniques?
How to embed stories in technology supported learning like mLearning, eLearning, social learning?
What systems will help scale storytelling to as many learners, as fast as possible?
How do you nourish your storytelling skills and become a master storyteller?
About Ray Jimenez
Ray Jimenez is the Chief Learning Architect and Founder of Vignettes Learning and Vignettes for Training, Inc., a systems development and consulting company specializing in e-Learning and Performance Systems, eLearning course development and interactive tools and VFTNetworks, a social learning community platform.
Ray has over twenty years experience in the consulting and training industry. He started his career as management consultant for Coopers and Lybrand in the areas of information management systems and management training. He has delivered lectures and workshops and consulted with clients in the United States, Asia and Europe. Ray has designed the architecture of several e-learning and e-performance software and management systems.
Ray is the author of "3-Minute e-Learning", "Scenario-Based e-Learning", "Do-It-Yourself eLearning, "Micro-Learning Impacts Report", and soon to be released books on "Micro-Learning Worlds" and "Story-Based eLearning Design." Among his clients are Booz Allen Hamilton, Ernst & Young, Psychological Associates, Transamerica Financials, Boeing Company, Ryland Homes, Countrywide Home Loans, Oracle Corporation, U.S. Air Force, Oakwood Worldwide, Aramark, Chipotle Restaurants and National Aeronautic Space Administration (NASA). Ray has presented to several associations and business organizations including American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), Training Magazine Events, and e-Learning Guild. Ray is an adviser to eLearning programs for University of California, Irvine, University of Texas, Southwestern Medical Center and Assumption University, Bangkok. He completed his PhD from St. Peter's College and Studies in Interactive Media from University of California, Los Angeles.
Workshop and briefing participants describe Ray as "fun", "engaging", "technically savvy", "has depth in e-learning experience", "balances theory and hands-on experience" and "inspiring".
Visit Ray's blog: http://vignettestraining.blogspot.com/