Stories conjure our humanness, foster connection, and compel us. At the very essence of our lives and our work there are stories.
Exploring these narratives helps us to gain perspective, convey the significance and impact of what we do, and engage others. From conversations with friends to engaging others in our work; requesting support; promoting a product; motivating a team; or telling who we are now and where we are headed during times of transition, we are telling stories every day.
Yet how often do we take the time to look at how we tell the stories of our lives and how others hear them? What makes a story engaging? What makes someone want to listen? What makes our message really land?
In this interactive and engaging workshop we will determine the stories we want to tell, learn and utilize techniques that help us effectively convey our stories, practice telling engaging stories, and learn from one another what is effective in our storytelling.
- Practical techniques involved in telling a story well
- Practice developing, delivering, and incorporating feedback on a story of their choice
- Enhanced appreciation of the importance of sharing our stories with one another to foster understanding, camaraderie, and engagement in our work
This Workshop is for You:
This workshop would be of benefit to you if you would like to:
- Explore your innate ability to effectively convey a message through stories
- Connect with and delve into the story of your work or community engagement
- Dedicate a morning to experiencing how sharing stories can support you, your team, and your mission in the work you do
When: October 23, 8:30am-1:00pm
Where: Good Medicine Collective, Portland, Maine
Cost: $70. Please be in touch about work-trade options and scholarships. Please also be in touch if you would like to sponsor a scholarship.
What to Bring: a lunch.
“Leigh’s workshop provides the safe space the budding storyteller needs to courageously pursue their story”
– Participant evaluation, Howard County Conservancy, 2018