Prep Time:
10 min
Time to Run:
1-3 hours

Storywording Template

Fun warm-up exercise from improv theater to help your team listen, build on

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This is a warm-up exercise for teams, borrowed from improv theatre. In it, group members announce a word at a time, building into sentences and a hopefully-funny story. 'Useful for loosening up a group and also for building key skills for innovation -- listening, building on others' ideas, and letting go of your own, during a process of co-creation.

How to create a Storywording Template

Features to help your team warm up and innovate with storywording

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Sticky Notes & Text

Add ideas, action items, and more as a sticky note or text box — then change the colors and cluster to identify patterns and new solutions.


Keep collaboration moving forward with a timer to structure and time-box activities.

Infinite & Resizable Canvas Options

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Real-time Collaboration

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Video Meeting Integrations

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Summon Collaborators

Easily direct everyone’s attention to a specific part of the mural — no screen sharing required.

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Dr. CJ Meadows and Dr. Charvi Parikh

Template by Dr. CJ Meadows and Dr. Charvi Parikh


Dr. CJ Meadows leads an Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at S P Jain School of Global Management, creating growth initiatives at the intersection of IT, business strategy, and design. Dr. Charvi Parikh is an innovator at the intersection of education, corporate, and social sectors. A consultant and evangelist for lifelong learning, she holds a Doctorate in Business Administration, having researched Design Thinking and education for future-ready skills.