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Leveraging the Power of Storytelling

  • 18 Apr 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Larimer County Workforce Center at 200 West Oak, Fort Collins, CO 80521 First floor, Boyd Lake Room



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Leveraging the Power of Storytelling

Storytelling is an incredibly powerful tool to engage listeners, create an emotional response, persuade, and increase learning retention.

Join us for this session as we learn to leverage the power of storytelling to better communicate with learners, our peers and managers.

Storytelling is great for classroom and web-based training, but can also create more powerful presentations, conversations, marketing, written communication and staff meetings. 

In this fast-paced and dynamic workshop you will learn how to:

  • Create powerful stories 
  • Identify when a good story can be most effective
  • Incorporate the components of a good story, and avoid the three most common story-killers
  • Find sources for powerful stories
  • Identify at least one area where story telling could support your current work

Date: 4/18/2018

Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm


Larimer County Workforce Center

200 West Oak, 1st Floor, Boyd Lake Room.,

Fort Collins, CO 80521 

Speaker: Michael Rothschild

Speaker Bio

Michael Rothschild, M.Ed., has been a member of our chapter for three years, since moving from the D.C. area. While in DC, he helped develop the Leadership Special Interest Group (SIG) for the DC ATD chapter.  Michael has had either a long and diverse career, or a schizophrenic collection of mostly interesting jobs.

He has been involved with training design, development and facilitation since 1982, and has been an independent consultant since 1993. Dissatisfied with traditional storyboarding, Michael developed an innovative approach to instructional design based on visual thinking techniques and iterative prototyping.  Michael has worked on a wide range of L&D projects

Training subjects included sales and marketing, anti-terrorism, female reproductive surgery, disaster response, leadership, and financial literacy. In addition to training, he has worked in system analysis, programming, technical documentation and project management.

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