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Storytelling for Influence - Workshop for Business


Mon 29 Oct 2018, 8:30am–11:30am

Where: Southern Cross Garden Bar Restaurant, 39 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, Wellington

Restrictions: Adults Only

Ticket Information:

  • Full: $94.23 ($89.00 + $5.23 fees)
  • Concession: $83.98 ($79.00 + $4.98 fees)
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Listed by: Merrilee McCoy

// About this workshop //
Storytelling is the most powerful tool available to make ourselves more memorable and our ideas more appealing to others. Our brains are literally wired for stories. In this session we’ll explore how leveraging storytelling at work is a key business skill that can propel you towards greater success -- through more engaging presentations, more cohesive marketing and branding, building faster rapport with clients, and quickly on-boarding stakeholders with your project/ vision.

// Who is this for? //
This workshop is ideal for small business owners, managers, start-up founders, consultants, and freelancers. It’s designed for people who’re regularly required to speak about themselves and their work (particularly networking and public speaking).

// Takeaways //
• The science behind storytelling (and how it relates to business).
• How to structure stories and leverage them to bring information to life.
• Four secrets to maximising your memorability when presenting.
• How to generate stories from your life and spark genuine rapport with anyone.
• Increased confidence in public speaking, leadership, and clear communication.

// About your facilitator //
Merrilee McCoy is a 'multipotentialite' with over fifteen years experience in the creative industries, both on and off stage. She has performed and taught improv in Australia, NZ, and the USA. Merrilee’s also written and directed Sketch comedy shows, and been on the inside of several large festivals. She channels her colourful experience through her creative consultancy, helping businesses get better at sharing their stories; to communicate more powerfully and authentically.
Merrilee additionally works with NYC storytelling powerhouse The Moth to Produce their Melbourne StorySLAMs.

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