Lynda Silsbee

Lynda Silsbee

Lynda Silsbee, B.A., specializes in human performance improvement, leadership and team development, performance management systems, and process improvement. Her diverse industry experience includes 21 years working with companies like Nordstrom, Genie Industries, and Vulcan Northwest.

Lynda is on the board of the Society of Human Resource Management--Seattle, is a certified Senior Professional in Human Resources, and serves as an adjunct faculty member of Seattle Pacific University in the Human Performance Improvement program. She is a gifted and natural human developer who keeps an eye on the strategic mission of her clients, while empathizing with employee needs.

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Telling Compelling Stories

Everyone loves a great story. Stories help people learn, absorb, remember and share information and ideas. Stories motivate, persuade, inform and inspire. They help people make a personal connection to the learning experience they are on -- a connection that helps them remember what they learned long after the training session has concluded.

Stories are the original form of teaching – long before we had the written word, we had story circles, parables and fairy tales.  Stories give you a way of linking your lesson to memorable events or characters. There are basic elements of storytelling that we combine with specific details and personal flair to create lesson that stays with the audience. Start with these building blocks to tell your story well.

I use the STAR acronym to help me remember how to tell a good tale:

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