Leaders That Listen Public Speaking Curriculum
This toolkit contains guiding principles for storytelling, background reading on how storytelling can foster inclusion and equity, storytelling templates, storytelling practice activities, activity and project ideas involving stories, storytelling project planner and rubric, and how to start a podcast. Hope these resources inspire you and others to tell more stories!
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Speech Template w/ Video
This essay provides an overview of the goals and elements of powerful, purposeful storytelling.
This essay describes how stories promote inclusion and how leaders can facilitate equitable conditions for storytelling.
The author tells her personal experiences with students and why stories can promote student self-expression.
This one-pager contains 6 personal checkpoints for facilitating opportunities for storytelling.
This one-pager contains 6 personal checkpoints to help speakers come up with ideas for stories.
This one-pager contains 6 personal checkpoints to help people be better audience members when listening to stories.
These 10 warm-up activities can be used as fun ways to practice storytelling in only 8-15 minutes.
Use this cheat sheet for quick tips for strong story beginnings, endings, and overall delivery.
This format shows one way to weave stories into formal speeches that connect to broader messages.
This format shows how to tell stories that advocate for personal needs and issues.
This format shows how to speak up for other people’s experiences in a caring, ethical way.
These tips describe how to use stories effectively in job interviews.
This resource provides a list of ideas for incorporating storytelling practice into classrooms and schools.
Incorporate storytelling into short assignments by using these two standards-based examples (which include a rubric and ballot).
This resource provides an example of a longer 2-3 week class project showcasing student identity through storytelling.
This rubric can be used for a class project or giving feedback on storytelling as a whole.
Back to Storytelling Resources RESOURCE 17Community Change Idea: Youth Voice Podcast Download and/or print out the PDF below.
Back to Storytelling Resources RESOURCE 18 Project Sketcher Download and/or print out the PDF below.