To examine how to approach and create an effective digital story
to share experience and engage service users.
Many organisations are seeing the benefit of gathering
'real-life' stories from service users, staff and volunteers to
help improve their service delivery and demonstrate impact.. The
focus of this two day course is for the participants to leave
feeling confident that they could work with people one to one to
record an audio story, edit the audio recorded and know how to
illustrate the story visually. Participants will also gain an
understanding of the importance of respecting the authenticity of
the story as they make editorial decisions regarding another's
voice and also have their own story condensed and
edited. The course is aimed at those who have
previously attended Introduction
to storytelling in organisations.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Conduct an effective interview and ethical considerations
around dealing with the storyteller
- Use a digital audio recorder and have a basic technical
knowledge sufficient to record a good quality interview
- Structure an effective and engaging story
- Use audio editing software to edit a 10 minute (approx)
interview into an engaging 3 minute (approx) story
- Have ideas about how to illustrate the story including how that
might be achieved via an introduction to video and photo
editing software (Adobe Premiere and Adobe Photoshop)
- Use a Digital SLR to gather images to illustrate the story
Who is the course for?
The course is aimed at:
- Frontline staff and managers looking to gain the practical
tools to create digital stories in order to engage service users,
citizens and communities.
- Those who have some previous experiences of using storytelling
as an engagement tool.