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Personal Empowerment

1. While telling a story, I have to be careful the story goes in sequences.
2. I should not be afraid to adapt and contextualize the stories into local situations and cultures.
3. I should tell the stories with deep emotion from the bottom of my heart rather than recalling the exact facts.
4. I have to try to be able to tell a story with intonation.
5. I must maintain eye-contact with the trainees while telling a story.
6. I have to improve the multitasking skills such as being able to write down the participants’ responses while I am asking to and discussing with them.
7. I keep promise myself that I will do the related tasks myself like putting the flip charts myself.
8. I need to practice the habit of being able to do suitably base on the situation when I face unanticipated problems.
9. I will make sure not to be a bad looking appearance in the scene of audience.
10. There is no doubt that I help the people I would like to help with my sincere heart. On the other hand, I know I have some weaknesses and needs. So I am trying to become the better, the stronger and the smarter.

These are my analyzed statements for personal development in conducting training as a facilitator base on the suggestions of my teammates. Thanks a lot for the feedback. That really makes me learn and motivate.



Amei's picture

You are doing great!

Dear Shwe

Let me tell you some of my experiences…

As a facilitator I found it useful to be to select a story for a purpose and focus on they key issues selected for discussion after story telling.

Story telling with pictures and using real objects always captured the interest of audience. I found telling a story with voice variation to suit the context and emotions keeps the audience motivated regardless of age.

Relating the story to the experiences of the audience enhances the usefulness of the story and participants can relate more easily to the training purpose.

I use to tell my student teachers, practice your smiles in front of a mirror. Some students forget to smile when they do a presentation. They laugh about it but I got feedback that it works and they become more confident.

Tell me more about your presentations. I am interested to learn about your work :-)

Cheers Amei

Insha Allah's picture


Dear Amei,

Thank you so much for sharing your experiences and valuable suggestions. I strongly agree smile really makes a huge benefit for both the facilitator and the audience.

Currently, I have been working as a trainer and facilitator in citizenship education and psychosocial education programs. It's my pleasure to write about my experiences and feelings here, in PulseWire. This above note is based on the training our team conducted last Saturday.

I am very delighted to share and learn.

With Love,

Shwe Wutt Hmon

Dear Shwe,

I do believed that you have open minded to be a great story teller :)

Htaik Seng

Insha Allah's picture


Dear Htaik Seng,

Thank you so much for not only this comment which really makes me encouraged but also for all the times you support me and the team. Why can't I become a great story teller who always have a chance to learn from the great story teller, you.

Best regards,

Shwe Wutt Hmon

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