What’s a story?
A story is a connected series of events or sequence of events. It’s a journey of the protagonist towards his dream or goal in which he comes across obstacles, and a good story always has an element of magic or unbelievability and upholds a value, wrapped up in an important message for the audience.
Story Build empathy and creates bonds, it is the most powerful tool to build human connection with ideas and brands. Stories are like fuel that re-energizes the mind & heart.
Everyone has a story to tell. We all remember stories from our childhood. We know real life stories from our friends and families. We read great books and saw memorable movies that moved us, drove us to tears, or made us laugh out loud. Our organizations are full of stories if you look closely. Stories are all around us. Our lives are a collection of stories.
What is storytelling?
Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today. – Robert McKee
Storytelling is an ancient craft, its power is timeless because good stories will always captivate audiences, touches their soul.
Storytelling is the art to tell stories in order to engage an audience. The storyteller conveys a message, information and knowledge, in an entertaining way. There are essential tools & techniques of storytelling which makes the story narrative more interesting and powerful.
No doubt about it, the best speakers are good storytellers. The best writers are good storytellers. The best leaders are good storytellers. The best teachers and trainers and coaches are good storytellers. It might even be argued that the best parents are good storytellers.
The most powerful person in the world is a storyteller. The storyteller sets the vision, values and agenda of an entire generation that is to come. – Steve Jobs
( Storyteller & story coach I Founder of Katha Pachisi – The story Bank I
Co-founder – ASTA Academy of Storytelling & Theatre Arts )
Ms. Monika Tandon is a Business Story Coach & corporate trainer and founder of Katha Pachisi – The story Bank and Co-Founder of Academy of Storytelling and Theatre Arts. Katha Pachisi is a story consulting company which help organizations, business leaders and educators to leverage the power of storytelling. ASTA – Academy of Storytelling and Theatre Arts is first of kind virtual academy presenting an innovatively curated curricula for professional Storytelling and Theatre Arts to empower learners to be powerful speakers, confident performers, fearless professionals & much more.
She is a firm believer in power of stories & in the world of business, storytelling has emerged as a vital skill for every leader and manager as companies encourages to leverage the power of storytelling to sell ideas, communicate a vision, deliver a feedback, to communicate a change and inspire commitment. Monika trains corporate professionals on business communication using storytelling as training methodology. She also trains educators on how to use storytelling as a teaching tool. Katha Pachisi also organizes storytelling sessions & art of storytelling workshops for Government agencies and various educational institutions – Delhi Police, educators, school children & NGO’s and oxford bookstore. She has conducted corporate trainings based on storytelling methodology with Delhi Police, Bhaichung Bhutia Football academy, Story Pack – Berlin, Tavant Technologies, Goods and services tax department (GSTN), IBM, Hero Moto Corp and in educational sectors – Ryan group of International schools, Vega, Manav Rachna International group, GD Goenka schools, Suncity school.
Academically Ms. Tandon is a post graduate in HR with over 11 years work experience in the corporate sector with companies like Honda motors, Agilent technologies, EMC data storage systems. She is a Japanese & Swedish language expert and is associated with The Times group as freelance workshop consultant for conducting sessions/workshops on art of storytelling.
Herok Pal is a Certified Storyteller, Tedx Performer, Performed in Kalamanthan Literature Festival and was a part of Storytelling Television show “Kahaniwala and Sons”. He believes that Stories can be used as a magic spell. He brings every character alive by his words, whether it is from Panchatantra or a character from literature.
Deepti Agarwal is a certified storyteller, a published poet and writer, she weaves magic into words with the spools of imagination. An experienced educator with a deep rooted flair for writing from a young age, enhanced with learning and experience in the professional field, passionate about sharing her expertise on creative writing.