Open Storytelling Workshops

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Open Storytelling Workshops2023-07-03T09:29:38+00:00
  • Wednesday 28 July. 2:00pm – 4:00pm. BOOK NOW.

You can’t meet your clients in person. You can only check in with your team as a box on the screen. An urgent new business pitch has to be delivered remotely.

More than ever before, your ability to hold your audience with the power of your words is absolutely critical.

“Thanks for a great session, it was refreshing to see what good looks like in the era of virtual/remote training and I picked up some tips I know will be useful going forward.” – previous attendee

Expert communicators are wonderful storytellers. They use the techniques of novelists, screenwriters, journalists and raconteurs to select and structure their material in ways that will inspire, excite and influence their audience.

This isn’t simply a knack, or the fruit of a lifetime’s study and practice – it’s possible to make rapid progress with some easy techniques.

“I found this a really relaxing training course – I mean that in a really good way! Currently feeling quite zoomed out, but this felt different and I really appreciated being able to sit and listen to something different replica horloges and new to me. It also felt easy to ask questions during the workshop, which I find preferable to waiting until the end.” – previous attendee

In this two hour interactive seminar, you will learn…

  • How to find the “spine” of your story, and what to do with it once you’ve found it.
  • How to simplify complex ideas without being accused of “dumbing down”.
  • How to make dry material compelling and big ideas extraordinary.
  • How to use visual language to paint pictures in the minds of your audience.
  • How to create stories which resonate with other people – even total strangers.

At the end of the workshop you will receive a  20 page PDF Insight Summary and a Follow-Up programme of exercises so that you can apply your insights straight away.

Whether you are delivering training, keeping your team united and motivated, pitching for new business or making your case in the boardroom or the media, these principles will enhance your ability to communicate with clarity, power and empathy.

Usual price £95 inc. VAT. Places are limited.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is the workshop suitable for?2020-10-14T10:50:28+00:00

Anyone who has to communicate in a business setting. Past attendees have been delivering online training, pitching for new business, running team meetings, delivering client updates and much else besides. If you have to talk to other people at work, either off the cuff, or especially after having prepared your remarks, this workshop is for you.

Will I be put on the spot?2020-10-14T10:51:27+00:00

There a couple of exercises for people to do in pairs in breakout rooms, and we encourage people to ask questions and make it a conversation. But if you just want to sit and listen, that’s fine too.

How many people will be attending?2020-10-14T10:52:09+00:00

The maximum group size is 12. We want to be able to get to know you properly, and any more than that makes it impossible.

What if I have to cancel?2020-10-14T10:53:00+00:00

We understand that the pandemic makes life very unpredictable. We’ll do what we can to move your booking to a later workshop or give you a refund.

How did you learn this?2020-10-14T10:53:54+00:00

As you can see on the rest of the site, we’re all creative storytellers. We write, act, improvise and broadcast, so we’re telling stories all the time. And we have decades of experience translating those skills into the business world.

  • Wednesday 16 June. 2:00pm – 4:00pm. BOOK NOW.

Tough situation (in lockdown) and only one hour – but you gave lots of insights and shared some ideas that I wouldn’t have thought of.

Analyst, City Bank

I feel much more confident about the prospect of hosting a webinar now.

Consultant, Media Agency

I found the session incredibly useful and engaging.

Sales Director

Thanks so much for the workshop, it was really refreshing to experience a true online workshop, rather than just a webinar! Social interaction at this time is really welcome and allowed us to stay engaged with the content.

L&D Manager, Law firm
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