How can students grow the skill of influential storytelling?
To be an effective leader — at work, in the community, or in your personal life — 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, offered by the Sanger Leadership Center, students develop executive-level presence and communication skills through storytelling workshops and events. Story Lab focuses on teaching participants the art and architecture of story development and delivery as a means toward positive influence and impact.
In an episode of the University of Michigan’s M-LEAD’s Break Away podcast, Sanger Program Coordinator Ben Applebaum-Bauch speaks with Jessica Liang, MBA/MPP ‘23, about her story of advocacy in the face of adversity and the ways her leadership skills have developed since participating in Story Lab.