Director of Safety Tony Tresselt Uses Power of Story

Recognized tree industry expert and author Tony Tresselt, our directory of safety and training, talks about how he engages his listeners by telling stories in The Power of Story in Training, in the January 2017 issue of Tree Care Industry magazine.

The object of training is to change human behavior, and Tony advises that the instructor establish trust with the audience by telling stories that might include his personal bad experiences. Laughing at yourself as you tell how you learned the hardest of lessons can be effective.

Also, the trainer should give trainees the chance to share their own failures and funny anecdotes. “Get them talking and sharing and everyone will learn,” Tony writes.

You can read Tony Tresselt’s article on page 34 of the January 2017 issue of TCIA’s magazine, which is free online.

While you’re there, flip to page 36 and read Leading by Example behind Arborist Enterprises’ ASTI Support, about Arborist Enterprises owners Ben and Tina Tresselt’s serious commitment to safety in the tree care industry.