StoryMason for career advising teams

CURRICULUM BENEFITS
Developed by career professionals for use in groups workshops, in pairs, or in individual coaching sessions. 

With products like StoryMason, we help people learn how to build their brand and tell their story—personally and persuasively—to potential employers and networks.

StoryMason helps students identify their skills and accomplishment proof points. Then it helps them create compelling stories to present this information, instead of simply running through facts and figures. Finally, it exposes them to real-world questions and situations so they can practice and perfect their jobtalk skills.

StoryMason is designed to be incorporated into career development programs. It adds interactivity, and helps students try and apply what they have learned in your classes. This hands-on exercise prepares students for networking, interviews, and building their online presence.

StoryMason is very effective in group situations where each participant gives and receives real-time feedback. It’s also a valuable tool for individual interview and networking preparation and practice.

 

The process of developing story-format answers to key interview questions also produces information that can be used in cover letters, résumés, social media, and online profiles.

 

StoryMason’s focus on developing and practicing opening and closing statements improves students’ ability to connect with their audience and create favorable impressions. Practice in handling disruptions builds confidence and a sense of maturity.

 

For group sessions, the game works well with small groups of 2-5 and a minimum playing time of 45-60 minutes.

support for you includes:

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  • facilitator's guide

  • game instructions 

  • workshops

  • phone/Skype support

StoryMason is in:

7 countries

36 states

172 colleges

18 coaching orgs.

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The game adds interactivity to your existing curriculum, and helps job seekers try and apply what they have learned in your classes. 
The process of developing story-format answers to key interview questions also produces information that can be used in cover letters, résumés, social media, and online profiles.

Curriculum use

StoryMason is designed to be incorporated into career development programs:

 

  • within a workshop

  • in 1:1 sessions with advisors

  • in practice pairs with other students

  • as a set of interview prep cards for individual rehearsal 

Whether you use the CAR, SAR, STAR or other framework for showing students how to isolate their benefits and results for accomplishments, StoryMason can complement these frameworks and help extend them for the interviewing, networking or the every day business environment where engagement, persuasion and productive conversations are needed.

StoryMason is very effective in peer-to-peer group situations where each participant gives and receives real-time feedback. For group sessions, the game works well with small groups of 2-5 and a minimum playing time of 45-60 minutes. It is recommended that you introduce the game in small group workshops, then encourage students to use the cards in pairs for practice and mock interviewing. 

Storytelling

In business, storytelling is a valuable skill. It’s useful for explaining, persuading, and inspiring. Best of all, everyone can do it.
 
Even if you don’t think you can.