It's a challenge to offer a
diverse audience a message that will resonate. Here's an example
of a storied approach to this challenge. A collage of stories is
used to offer students three gifts for their journey (judgment,
compassion, and mercy).
Storytelling is a safe space for creative thinking, negotiating differences, and establishing commonality. Storytelling empowers the speaker and improves communication through speaking and listening. Stories are the most efficient way of storing, retrieving, and conveying information. Since story hearing requires active participation on the part of the listener, stories are the most profoundly social form of communication.