The Power of Story in Podcasting

  • Friday, May 11, 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
  • Virtual


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Title:  The Power of Story in Podcasting

Date/Time:  Friday, May 11th  11:30 AM – 12:30 PM


Board Members – FREE

ATD-CI Member – FREE

Non ATD-CI Member - $15

Presenter Bios:


Jeffrey D’Anza is a multi-media design consultant with Nationwide Insurance, focusing on the creation of eLearning and media-based learning solutions (graphic design, video, and audio). Jeff has been a member of the adult learning community for almost a decade, working as both a facilitator and designer. Jeff is active in the learning community, having been invited to speak at the 2016 & 2017 DevLearn Conferences, as well as being featured in an article for Learning Solutions Magazine and an episode of the Learning Now Podcast. Jeff holds a BA in history, an MA in organizational management, and an MBA.

Joseph Meyer has been an eLearning designer and multimedia consultant with Nationwide since 2014. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electronic Media Production and Visual Communication Design from Kent State University. He has presented at DevLearn and SITE and has been interviewed by Learning Solutions Magazine as well as Learning Now Radio, and is a recipient of the SITE Lois A. Markovich Innovation Award. He is a member of The eLearning Guild, AIGA, SITE, and the Society of Broadcast Engineers.

Session Summary:

Stories have the power to move people. They allow the storyteller to forge a personal connection with the audience and create a situation where promoting learning and inspiration becomes infinitely easier. At their core, stories create a world where learners are interested, engaged, and want to learn, which leads to higher retention of information and a better understanding of concepts and ideas. But how do you design a good story?

This session, originally presented at the eLearning Guild’s 2017 DevLearn Conference, will focus on how to create engaging stories for the purpose of podcasting, and how to use narrative podcasting techniques to teach learners information that is often viewed as technical or boring. The session will focus on how you can create audio stories that pull in learners’ attention and present information in a way that is entertaining, effective, and memorable.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Why stories, and specifically podcasts, are an effective training tool.
  • The effect storytelling has on learner retention.
  • Storytelling techniques for both fiction and nonfiction podcasts.
  • How to use music and sound effects to drive a narrative.
  • Audio production tricks to strengthen the quality of a narrative podcast.
  • Storytelling techniques used by some of the most respected and successful modern podcasts.

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