Today I was lucky to attend a workshop on storytelling held by Matt.

In two short hours, we did various thought exercises, shared our tips on telling good stories, and were asked to write and tell various stories - both factual and fictional.

At the end, we each explained what we'd learned.

My favourite take-away was that it's useful to include things in your story that are important to the people listening. This helps engage them. Some of these might be:

Some other things I learned about are that:

Storytelling is an incredibly powerful tool in the web developer's arsenal. It can help us build better relationships with clients, staff, friends, and family. It can help us better understand ourselves. As a communication tool it can be used as an icebreaker and a point of reference. I think it's in the interest of anyone and everyone to practice telling stories. It is a tried and tested medium for better understanding of ourselves and others. Go tell!