How to Tell a Future Story

How do we even begin to talk about the future we want to create? Especially without freaking everyone out with all the mentions of AI, and population growth, and ROBOTS!

How do you communicate the global issues that are important to you without sounding preachy, or boring, or just getting completely overwhelmed?

The trick is in knowing how to tell a good story. Storytelling is about conveying key ideas in a meaningful, personal way. We all do it, all the time, but there are ways we could do it even better!

Ever since we lived in the caves, stories have been the fundamentally human method of bringing people together.
And in an increasingly divided world, those storytelling skills are as important now as they ever have been.

In this module you will:

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  • Train up and empower your inner Movement Builder (the archetype that’s all about storytelling – if you need a reminder check out Module 1)
  • Learn why knowing How To Tell A Future Story is a crucial part of building a better world
  • Check out some killer examples of great stories
  • See what goes into crafting a story for social change (and then craft your own!)

There’s 4 sections:

  • Why does storytelling matter in social change?
  • Stories in campaigns
  • Personal narrative 
  • Crafting your story canvas

Sick of reading bad / fake news? The best antidote is to tell good stories about good people doing good things.

It should take around 60 minutes to complete this module. Feel free to work through it on your own or with your m8s. Share the love.  

YLab acknowledges that this learning content was created on the lands of the Kulin nation. We pay our respects to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander custodians of this land; past, present and emerging.

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