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Storytelling is a useful and meaningful tool for communicating, influencing and persuading both your colleagues and key stakeholders. The ability to deliver a story in an imaginative and memorable way is a hugely valuable skill and can help you to enhance and communicate your message with much greater impact.

By examining the stages and structure of storytelling, and how you can apply it to your business, this course explores useful techniques that allow you to become a more effective communicator.

Led by Sandra Miller, the course will train you on how to communicate with your audience in a more engaging and informative way. Through a range of theoretical learning and practical exercises, develop the ability to tell compelling stories that will leave a powerful impression.

Blog: I Want To Tell You A Story

Stories are an intrinsic part of our society and let’s face it, no matter what stage of our lives we are at, whether this is childhood or adulthood, there always seems to be a captivating sensation when a story is being told and as humans we’ve been storytelling for over 20,000 years. What are the 7 elements that can be used to help your company construct a compelling story?

Learning Outcomes

  • Use compelling stories to appeal to listeners’ emotions and drive your points home
  • Relay information in an experiential manner for greater impact and understanding
  • Make a more powerful impression in meetings and presentations
  • Win over, influence and gain the trust of clients, customers and colleagues
09:15 - 09:45

Registration And Light Breakfast

09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Introduction And Clarification Of Learning Outcomes

10:00 - 11:00

Introductions - Telling Your Story

  • Understand the importance of introductions when it comes to storytelling
  • Attention to detail
11:00 - 11:15

Morning Break

11:15 - 12:00

The 7 Basic Story Plots

  • Defining the seven plots of every story ever written and how we might adapt them
12:00 - 13:00

Useful Structures

  • Beginning, Middle, and End
  • Order/Chaos/Reorder
13:00 - 14:00

Seated Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

The Opening – ABCD

  • Creating a memorable and impactful start to a story
14:30 - 15:00

Use of Language

  • Learn how to deploy language when telling a story
  • Effectively use emotion and tone
15:00 - 16:00

Spontaneous Storytelling

  • Storytelling in action
16:00 - 16:15

Feedback, Evaluation and Close

Sandra Miller

Communication Skills Training Consultant

Sandra Miller is a RADA-trained actor and now works extensively in the corporate sector providing coaching, consultancy and training in […]

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Central London

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A: Yes, a seated two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Light breakfast is served in the morning and a wide selection of tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

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