Storytelling for Entrepreneurs: Perfecting the Pitch and Presentation
What separates successful entrepreneurs from struggling ones? Well told, engaging and mission driven stories.Successful entrepreneurs know their company’s story and tell it well to maximize client engagement, retention and brand loyalty. Learning to tell your company’s story with honesty, humor and vulnerability is even more important in today’s competitive world. Learn the basic components of storytelling: listening, connecting, expressing and crafting to create and share a compelling narrative that puts you above your competition.
What You Will Learn:
Recognize the stories that surround us in our everyday life and work.
Craft a persuasive and powerful narrative
Build the pitch or presentation for meetings and meet ups.
Embed your company’s mission and publicity.
Diving & Emerging: Finding Your Voice & Identity in Personal Stories
Diving and Emerging: Finding Your Voice and Identity in Personal Stories with professional storyteller Regi Carpenter. Six weeks: Feb. 2 – March 16.
To pay by check, send a check to Transformative Language Arts Network, P.O. Box 442633, Lawrence, KS 66044.
This six week course explores the crafting and performance of personal stories for growth and community. We will focus on strengthening our imagination, story structure, emotional impact and performance skills. The class will be a balance of listening, reflecting, crafting and sharing. Our intent is to deepen awareness of the power stories play in personal and communal intellectual, emotional, and social development. This class is for any level of experience. Learning Objectives:
Identify universal themes through the personal experience.
Craft a well-structured and emotionally nuanced personal story.
Employ varying methods of engaging the imagination.
Listen and reflect upon the stories of others as a means of personal growth.
Develop vocal, language and performance skills for maximum impact of the spoken word.
Week One: What is a story?
Week Two: The Story Map- finding the tale
Week Three: Using the senses to find the words- embodying the story
Week Four: Building the story- use your verbs
Week Five: You are not alone- the invaluable use of partners
Week Six: Honoring the story- sharing your work
Who Should Take This Class: This class is suited for writers and/or storytellers, whether you’re just starting out, a seasoned professional, or somewhere in between.
Required Text: Your Mythic Journey: Finding Meaning in Your Life Through Writing and Storytelling by Sam Keen and Anne Valley-Fox. Tarcher Publisher, 1989
Cost: $210 TLAN members; $230 non-members
Wanted: Shy Writers Desiring to Speak Dynamically
You’re a gifted writer but when it comes to reading your work in public you’re shy, tongue tied and self conscious. Does this sound like you? This workshop utilizes the tools of storytelling; breath, phrasing, eye contact and tone to affect and inform your writing and the performance of it. You’re a fabulous writer, let us know it when you speak.