Storytelling for Business People: Presentations to Elevator Pitches
Not all elevator pitches are created equal. You may think you’ve got a “can’t miss” pitch but if you can’t explain your idea in a compelling and interesting way, your message may get lost in translation. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use stories and storytelling techniques to amaze and inspire your audience.
We’ll start by closely examining the different types of stories in business before delving into techniques for becoming a better listener and a more confident presenter. We’ll end the session with a brief pitching exercise that will give participants the opportunity to put their newfound storytelling skills into practice.
Public Speaking 101
The thought of speaking in front of an audience can throw normally calm and confident people into a frenzy. In this workshop, participants will get expert coaching and feedback on ways to strengthen their public speaking skills, from techniques to ease frayed nerves to exercises designed to build confidence and improve focus.
We’ll start the workshop with improvisational games designed to build self-confidence and sharpen listening skills before tackling specific public speaking challenges in breakout groups. By the end of the workshop, all participants will have the tools necessary to become powerful communicators, and will feel more confident speaking in front of groups of all sizes.
NEW YORK CITY
The Art of Conversation
What does it take to navigate small talk towards deeper, more significant topics? How do you gracefully exit from monotonous or unwanted conversations? How do you organically grow your professional network?
In this workshop, we’ll explore the many ways to feel more confident engaging with strangers and forging deeper relationships with existing personal and professional contacts. We’ll delve into the dynamics of conversations of all varieties, from small talk at the office to networking events and social gatherings of all sizes. We’ll also cover tips for staying relaxed when speaking in front of large groups, as well as active listening techniques to improve information recall and emotional IQ. But most importantly, everyone will get lots of practice pitching, improvising and schmoozing.
By the end of the workshop, all participants will have a renewed confidence in their ability to navigate social interactions and an excitement about meeting new people and renewing connections with colleagues, coworkers and friends alike.
Storytelling for Business People Intensive
2 Sessions (4 hours TOTAL)
The world is overflowing with infinite noise. Given this, how do you use stories to stand out and capture the attention of your target audience? In this two-session workshop, you’ll learn specific ways to conceptualize, build, and implement dynamic storytelling into your business.
By the end of the workshop, all participants will have at least three stories to share in a variety of settings and a deeper understanding of how to incorporate storytelling to make their businesses shine.
Workshops Coming in Winter 2018
Storytelling Seminar: How to Tell an Amazing Tale
Everyone has a story to tell. In this seminar, you’ll discover your inner storyteller through improvisational exercises designed to help you find your voice, writing exercises to learn the mechanics behind storytelling, and performance tips to help you kill in front of a crowd. By the end of the course, you’ll have at least one three-minute story (if not more!) to share next time you want to impress a boss/date/officer of the law.