‘Being Human – the Power of Story’ workshops and evening events
These workshops are aimed at senior business people with a need to inspire and engage an audience at a deeper level. You get to explore and develop skills as a storyteller. We throw in some great exercises to boost confidence and get everyone relaxed.
It’s a lot of fun and highly effective for anyone keen to learn more about connecting more powerfully through story and getting beyond their fears of public speaking. For either event you are welcome to come along to the afternoon or the evening or both. The atmosphere throughout is relaxed, fun and informal.
Participation and refreshments are provided without charge for these events.
Workshop (London & Cambridge): An interactive high impact workshop packed with skills, techniques and practise sessions to give you more confidence and impact presenting to an audience. Expert tuition and small group work at tables with people from other companies.
Evening event (London): Come along and tell your story or be part of a supportive audience and listen to others tell theirs. The evening is a relaxed, informal way to meet other people in your business arena and get into discussions through the storytelling. Food and drink are available at our cost in the interval.
Comments from our recent events held in London:
“It really does highlight how poor some very senior managers can be at delivering good stories to their organisations. They are usually, in my experience, dull power point presentations. It was a very memorable day for me, and I really did learn a lot – not just about story telling but also about myself.”
“It is always hugely daunting (and indeed most people’s worst nightmare) to get up on stage and share a story with people you don’t know. I felt very privileged to be in the company of really supportive and kind people – everyone wanted everyone else to do well.”
Stories bring us together; they connect us and help us make sense of the world and our experiences. They help us to understand who we are, and why we do what we do. Stories make us laugh, love and cry; they bind us together whilst we’re listening to each other, and long afterwards as well. It is in these lasting connections that we find insight and inspiration.
With friends, colleagues and clients, we get together to explore each other’s experiences; heart-warming or heart-breaking, humorous or thought-provoking, cautionary or terrifying. Each event is a unique experience, yet offers the opportunity to broaden perspective, and to learn more about ourselves through the experiences of others.
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