Once your story project is complete it is good to look at how things went. What turned out well, what not so good. What would you do differently next time. Here are some questions that might help you evaluate your story project:
- What was your favorite part of doing the project?
- What part are you proudest of?
- What kind of reactions have you had when you shared it with others?
- What age groups responded best? Was that the age group you were hoping to reach?
- What part of the project was the most challenging?
- What part do you wish you could do over?
- Did you do what you hoped to with this project?
- Are you glad you did this project?
- What did you learn from doing this project?
- Have you thought of other story projects that would naturally spin-off from this one?
- If you were starting this project with what you know now, what would you do differently?
- What was your most successful way of sharing your project?
- Did any of your sharing efforts fail?
Do you have someone who you can trust to be honest and yet supportive to give you feedback on your project? If so ask them to help you evaluate your results. I hope that you have enjoyed your story project and the journey that you have now completed. I hope that you are excited to do another story project. If so, armed with this knowledge you are ready to go back to step one and pick a new family story project.
I’d love to hear about your story projects. Let me know about it and you might just get featured on a future Telling Family Tales post.