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The Scenario Secrets Podcast explores this question: How are instructional designers like us, who can’t sit back and accept the status quo, who are striving to realize our own creative potential, how do we work in a way that lets us truly create and contribute and make an impact that we can be proud of,.... while… at the same time, fall in love with the process? Hi, my name is Anna Sabramowicz. I'm an instructional designer and coach. This podcast is my journey. Join me as I reflect on my wo ...
 
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THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST Ready to get help? https://scenariosecrets.com/schedule What we discussed: 01:07 - How Eva got started in instructional design. 04:57 - How she learned about the Interactive Storytelling Accelerator program 07:06 What surprised her about the program? 09:54 About the inspiration behind her Interactive Story - Conversatio…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST What are the differences between games and gamification, how does that fit into the interactive storytelling framework? Here I reflect on my conversations with Moe Ash, Mohsin Memon and Karl Kapp. To learn more Interactive Storytelling: https://scenariosecrets.com/ To talk about joining my coaching program: https://cale…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST When you first meet Dr. Robin Sargent she might intimidate you... I mean she's so well put together, she's direct, and there's this aura of confidence about her. Then she somehow disarms you with that contagious laugh of hers and you feel completely at ease. Robin is a successful entrepreneur, instructional designer and…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST There's something really strategic in the "happily ever after" line at the end of a good fairy tale. But we, as learning designers can leverage this strategy to bring our interactive story to a satisfying closure and sell our audience on a future that could be theirs. Listen along with me :) Don't forget to sign up for …
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST The setup is crucial in letting your audience know who your hero is now, what mundane rut and routine they are in now, who they have been up until this very moment. Establishing this makes the transformation much more satisfying... and evident. All essentials for great interactive stories. To learn more Interactive Stor…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST Maybe the story I share in this podcast becomes your inciting incident? What can we do to make sure our efforts survive our departure... just some reflections on work and life as an L&D consultant. Enjoy! To learn more Interactive Storytelling: https://scenariosecrets.com/ To talk about joining my coaching program: http…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST Your character needs a wake up call, something that will make them get on the journey in the first place. Here I discuss the event, big or small, that can be the spark that makes them step out of their comfort zone to take on the challenges that stand in their way. Plus some talk about Star Wars, George Lucas and Joseph…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST Branching scenarios can easily get away from you, and sit there unfinished... what if there was a way to get rid of the overwhelm and just start with some constraint framework? Guess what, that's what we talk about in this episode... how to get Avalanche Branching under control, once and for all!! To learn more Interact…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST Here is my hypothesis about feedback given to learners... It falls on deaf ears, at best they quickly skip over it to get to the next good part, or at worst they feel annoyed with it and resent the designer for being so patronizing. Let's talk about how to avoid this situation. To learn more Interactive Storytelling or …
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST I recently had a conversation with someone who in my mind was the epitome of lifelong learning, it made me reflect on my own journey and what it actually takes to grow as a human being. "Everyone thinks the dream lives in the destination...but that's not the case. The dream lives in the activities that you do today." - …
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST Conflict is a beautiful thing, it's the thing that makes the story worthwhile... if there was no conflict there'd be no story. But this might be the most challenging part of your interactive experience... but it doesn't have to involve other scenes, other people, high drama... sometimes the best conflict is all in our c…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST This episode is about a story shared in our coaching community. It's not about an interactive story, but it kind of is. Mostly it is a story of perseverance, persistence, optimism and being ready when the universe throws you a break. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST My number one issue was overcomplicating stories, but also not asking enough why questions - why does the hero want this? Why are they not going after it right now? What's getting in their way? All of these help you craft a better hero that all kinds of people can relate to, and help your story have meaning and stickine…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST The Hero is very important to a successful story, but the hero is nothing without a very clear and visible goal. Or as the storytelling nerds say... the outer motivation. So how should you think about this to make your hero and their goal something your audience will root for? "Everyone thinks the dream lives in the des…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST Today I'm talking to Story Designer and Author, Rance Greene. ABOUT: Rance formed needastory.com for those who struggle with storytelling at work. His methodology—Story Design—gives leaders and talent development professionals a systematic and creative way for discovering who their audience is and how to persuade them t…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST This episode is a little, just a little, off my beaten path of scenario design. It has to do with our mindset in L&D... how we're hurting our results, and hurting our learners by convincing ourselves of a reality that is based purely on our imagination. It's short, not too sweet, but candid and hopefully the jolt you ne…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST In this episode we continue exploring the hero in your story. How to make them more than just a name and a position. What strategies you can use to make them instantly relatable and someone your audience will care about. Also, reflections on Toy Story 4. Enjoy! "Everyone thinks the dream lives in the destination...but t…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST There's no story without a hero. There's no transformation without a hero. And, if your hero is someone people can't relate to... it might be all for naught. There's nuances to crafting a good hero, but we can always err on the side of simplicity. In fact, simplicity in this area might be the most difficult part... come…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST I love transformation stories... and with good reason, they make amazing experiences for us. And guess what, they can be amazing learning tools for our audience, IF we do transformation right. Sidenote: The movie whose title I could not remember is Free Guy!! Go see it. To learn more Interactive Storytelling: https://sc…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST There are essential ingredients to crafting a great story. There are elements that you can be loosey goosey on, not do so well and still create an OK story for your learners. But this one piece... this is one of the most important things to get right: transformation. Here I dig deep into why I think it matters, what it …
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST I had a great convo with Rued Riis, "the Vyond guy" as we lovingly call him in the L&D world... and I had a couple of aha moments around the use of storyboards. The conversation really solidified in my mind that a storyboard has a place, but to be honest, it is relegated to the back seat (and probably used if your focus…
 
In this episode I talk to Alexander Salas. He's an instructional systems developer and eLearning designer with 14 years of experience specializing in the blend of learning technologies and gamification for performance outcomes. Since 2007, Alex has worked in every facet of corporate learning and performance enablement for Fortune 100 enterprises su…
 
Getting attached to one kind of solution, or one kind of mindset, something I call being a "purist", will hurt you, will hurt how creative you are in your solutions. I had fallen into this trap, and realised that through more exploration and deep conversation with people practicing a different "purism" I might augment my own practice with their app…
 
THE SCENARIO SECRETS PODCAST In this episode I reflect on mentorship in the Zoom age and how to facilitate this (or rather the difficulty of doing so) as a remote worker. I also reflect on the lessons I've learned from coaching my students, some common pitfalls, and my thoughts on communities of practice. "Everyone thinks the dream lives in the des…
 
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