StoryLab Self-Paced Objectives
The self-paced intensive serves as a guide to help you:
• Create space to get to know you on your own time
• Understand the purpose and power of your story
• Uncover your personal values
• Understand and connect with your audience
• Gain a framework that will help you develop, structure, and focus your story
• Develop a stronger sense of self
• Increase your ability to engage and inspire others
• Give you a better understanding of the story of self, us, and now
Module 1: Welcome & Choose Your Story
In Module 1, we'll set goals for ourselves as we prepare to journey through our stories, emotions, and experiences. You'll choose a moment in your life to work through as your story and will mentally prepare ourselves to be vulnerable, intentional, fully open, and authentic. You'll learn about the different types of stories, why they matter, and then use these elements to build on your own story.
Module 2: Set Your Intentions
Module 2 is about being firm and confident in your why. Why you are choosing to craft and share your story is key. It grounds you and creates purpose. We'll dig deep to identify, clarify, and pinpoint your why in this section.
Module 3: Diving Into Your Values & Purpose
We all have purpose and value. In Module 3, you'll clearly define the values that shape you as a human being. This is your space and time to name your values and align them to who you are and who you want to become.
Module 4: Understanding Your Audience
Our stories have more power than we give them credit for. In Module 4, we'll touch on who you want to hear your story and who should hear your story. You'll begin to better understand your audience and discover the impact your story can have when it reaches the right ears and hearts!
Module 5: Crafting Your Story
In our last module, you'll piece it all together! Developing a framework is key to helping you clearly articulate who you are to the world. From video platforms to written form to presentations and talks, we'll cover the different ways to share your story and create your outlined script to best share your message!
Bonus Lesson #1: Building Empathy
This talk is about taking the time to see, hear, and understand the next person. Learn how to build empathy, unite communities, uncover personal value, and dismantle racism — all through personal storytelling. Delve into the idea that empathy can empower and learn how personal and the collective growth can build authentic communities.
Bonus Lesson #2: Nonprofit & Business Storytelling
Empathy is at the heart of so many mission driven businesses but sometimes we forget our why and what motivated us to begin working for or with a nonprofit or socially conscious business in the first place. Our why is our story and when we know how to develop and clearly share our stories, we're more likely to remember why we show up and do the work each day. Our stories fuel (and refuel) our passion and help us to connect with community members, loved ones, and even strangers (aka new friends!).
Bonus Lesson #3: Storytelling as a Tool for Relationship Building
This talk addresses the concept of human being versus human doing. It helps you understand who you are, clarifies the power of being authentic and vulnerable, and helps you explore your connections to and with others.Join the storylab intensive!