Every month we will be adding items to your brainstorming tool kit. I hope you enjoy the following with your team:
Rory’s Story Cubes – A limitless source of story ideas
Rory’s Story Cubes consists of a set of nine small cubes, much like conventional dice. Each cube features a different image on each side, for a total of 54 images in the entire set. They are meant to inspire storytelling and creative ideas.
These symbols can have a nearly infinite number of meanings. You are free to interpret each symbol however you like – or in whatever way suggests an idea for a story.
Here is one way I love to use them.
Session Kick Off/Introductions
Create small teams of 9. Provide each team with a cup full of the 9 story cubes (you will need a few sets). Ask someone to shake the cup and then randomly distribute 1 cube to each member of the team. No one should look at their cube until it is their turn.
Go around the team and ask each person to randomly reveal 1 side of their cube. Each person is then asked to use that image to create a 30 second story.
The topic for the story could be any one of the following:
- How the image relates to them as a person.
- How the image relates to what they do for the company.
- How the image relates to the weirdest, or funniest thing that has ever happened to them.
- How the image relates to what they hope to get out of the session/meeting.
If it’s time to put a modern spin on your next Storytelling workshop – we can help! Contact us today.