It doesn’t matter whether you have a three year olds climbing on their seats or a class of businessmen fixated on their email. “I want to tell you a story” captures attention.
And if you then take a conspiratorial look over your shoulder, lean forward, curl your forefinger and say “C’m here”, they’ll all lean forward in their seats.
You’ve got ’em hooked.
So now what are you going to do?
It’s time to employ the ancient art of storytelling – an art that dates back to the ancient Greeks and beyond. So what makes a good story?
What elements does a story need to keep your students gripped?