Storytelling: Use these sample phrases to craft meaningful performance evaluations, drive change and motivate your workforce.
Storytelling is a great social and cultural activity of sharing stories with an aim to educate, entertain, and instill moral values which are mostly used in the cultural oral storytelling events.
Storytelling: Exceeds Expectations Phrases
- Knows the story splendidly and is very good at presenting the plot, setting, and characters.
- Tells the story using a wide variety of vocabulary and very few or no grammatical errors.
- Has excellent intonation, pronunciation, and stress and therefore intelligible and very fluent.
- Varies the voices for different characters and is very expressive when speaking to make the story interesting.
- Engages the audience very effectively using body language, facial expression, and eye contact.
- Has powerful voice control and command that is audible and clear for the audience.
- Uses exactly the right volume that the audience can hear and applies clear enunciation.
- Maintains very sharp focus and clear concentration when telling the story.
- Commands strong stage presence and utilizes the space very well.
- Shows a lot of confidence when in front of the audience as well as being relaxed and comfortable.
Storytelling: Meets Expectations Phrases
- Knows the story and is good at presenting the setting, characters, and plot.
- Tells the story using various vocabularies and has few grammatical errors.
- Has good intonation, pronunciation, and stress and therefore intelligible and fluent.
- Uses different voices for various characters and is quite expressive when speaking.
- Engages the audience quite effectively using body language, facial expression, and eye contact.
- Maintains good command and control of voice that the audience can hear clearly.
- Maintains good volume of voice that the audience can hear with clear enunciation.
- Has good stage presence and makes good use of the space.
- Maintains clear concentration and sharp focus when telling the story.
- Shows confidence when addressing the audience and is also relaxed and comfortable.
Storytelling: Needs Improvement Phrases
- Seems not to know the story well and fails to present the characters, plot and setting well.
- Uses limited vocabulary range and makes numerous grammatical errors when telling the story.
- Makes repeated errors in intonation, pronunciation, and stress and therefore not intelligible.
- Does not vary the different characters? voice and uses little expression when speaking.
- Barely engages the audience using body language, facial expression, and eye contact.
- Has poor command and control of voice, which makes it difficult for the audience to hear.
- Uses low voice volume that the audience can hardly hear and applies poor enunciation.
- Uses the stage poorly and maintains a poor stage presence.
- Seems preoccupied and without focus which affects concentration when telling the story.
- Addresses the audience without confidence and appears tense and nervous.
Storytelling: Self Evaluation Questions
- Do you give your characters distinct personalities based on what they do and say?
- Does the audience remain engaged throughout the story telling session? How do you tell?
- Do you prepare well before telling the story? Explain what you do.
- Do you use vocal dynamics or speak in a monotone when telling the story?
- What do you do to make the story interesting to the audience?
- Do you ensure that the story is appropriate to the audience?
- Do you stick to the timeframe allocated to the story or do you take too long or too short?
- How would you describe your ability to tell stories? Rate yourself.
- Do you involve the audience during story telling? Explain how you do it.
- Explain a situation where you told a story to your colleagues. What was their response?