Story telling has been an age old medium of transferring the wisdom from one generation to another. Each civilisation in human history has unanimously followed this tradition.
It occurs in every culture and from every age. It exists (and existed) to entertain, to inform, and to promulgate cultural traditions and values. Oral storytelling is telling a story through voice and gestures. The oral tradition can take many forms, including epic poems, chants, rhymes, songs, and more.
In India storytelling originated with visual stories, such as cave drawings, and then shifted to oral traditions, in which stories were passed down from generation to generation by word of mouth. There was then a shift to words formed into narratives, including written, printed and typed stories.
Stories preserve culture and pass on cultural knowledge from one generation to another. Stories provide a timeless link to ancient traditions, legends, myths, and archetypes.
While stories have a great influence on kids during their formative years, they eually impact adults by putting a face or name on your organization, bringing its mission to life and providing a glimpse into the lives of individuals or communities. These stories connect with our emotions and can inspire people to act — to bring about change.