When do i storyFORM?
storyFORMing is a tool you can apply at any stage.
storyFORMing works at the planning stage to sketch or elaborate an idea, and throughout a business's or project's life cycle. It provides teams and organisations with a method for evaluating impact and archiving projects.
Applied across an idea's lifecycle, storyFORMing becomes a lens: a way of looking at the world and how to create value for others.
How does it work?
storyFORMing provides a framework for conversations propelled by questions.
The clarity the question process generates helps you draw other people into the heart of your commercial story.
storyFORMing is also a way of capturing thinking, and organising for iteration and dissemination.
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HOW DO i do it?
You can learn the storyFORMing framework through my workshops and through 1:1 and team coaching. To support you after a workshop or throughout and beyond coaching, I want to put the discovery process in your hands.
The latest idea: a card deck
A book doesn't seem the way to go, at least not straight away.
With digital materials, we run a risk of losing access to our wider mind because of the way we tend to switch off part of ourselves when we face our laptops.
So I think a card deck is going to be more useful to you than either a book or digital materials. And I'm making this my next priority.
It will be a joy to bring card decks into large group workshops (25+), and having the decks as something organisations can purchase will make it easier to meet the needs of companies that have approached asking for storyFORMing for groups of 50, 100 or more.
"Sure Thing, kate, I'll back your crowdfunding campaign"
The first "Yes, You Can Count On Me" will be music to my ears. So will each and every subsequent yes.
The great joy of involving people at the earliest possible point is that you'll be able to TELL ME what kind of backers' rewards you'd most value. Just fill in the form with small tick boxes stacked atop the big green button. I just need the nod from you, and we'll get started!
I took a punt in the spring, and started experimenting with online learning. An early-stage prototype course that grew out of an email newsletter idea quickly grew into the Thinkific platform.
That "alpha" learning experiment is winding down. The findings from that alpha led me to develop something that more explicitly meets the needs of early stage entrepreneurs.
The NEXT Learning experiment was due to open, after the 30 June deadline. The results of the EU Referendum changed plans. Instead storyFORMing has been focused on mobilising people to talk about the constitutional crisis and the divisions that have led to Brexit. The outcome is a series of articles published on Medium, and a public event at Conway Hall on September 5.
If you think online learning may be for you, please check out the long post here.
More online offers for other kinds of people will follow, as I learn what works learning-wise and how best to reach people.