How can students grow the skill of influential storytelling?

Published: Feb. 8, 2022, 8:48 p.m.


To be an effective leader \\u2014 at work, in the community, or in your personal life \\u2014 you must be able to communicate with impact. Often this means telling stories that are meaningful to you and others, and doing so in the rich language and expressive style of a seasoned storyteller.  At Story Lab, students develop executive-level presence and communication skills through storytelling workshops and events. Offered by the Sanger Leadership Center at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, Story Lab focuses on teaching participants the art and architecture of story development and delivery as a means toward positive influence and impact. At the end of each semester, Story Lab hosts a public showcase inviting some of its workshop participants to take the stage and tell their stories.   In this episode, Sanger Program Coordinator Ben Applebaum-Bauch speaks with MBA student Jessica Liang about her story of advocacy in the face of adversity and the ways her leadership skills have developed since participating in Story Lab.