How do you make your story come alive? I demonstrate six ingredients that I add to my narration in order to help my audience visualise what is happening. Research shows that listening to a story stimulates many areas of the brain (unlike, say, a powerpoint, which only triggers two areas of our brain which are to do with language processing.) It is as if we are living the experience with the character. This means appealing to our senses – and not just the visual one! Good storytelling is highly kinaesthetic and is not just an oral or aural or visual experience. There’s lots of examples here, which is why this video is one of the longest.