The more esoteric your work is, the more you need to use storytelling in your job. To those of you in the Research, IT, STEAM or STEaM departments, I am talking to you. Sometimes it is hard for the others in your company to understand the ins and outs of the mysteries of technology and research. By using storytelling techniques in your communications, you can create the “frames” to highlight, carry and explain the bigger concepts of your work.
By the way, I am not sure I know exactly what success looks like in all cases. It seems to be a bit fleeting, no? You can decide what success means for you, but I find that the following three items remain true.
One of the most searched-for communication skills on the Internet is “how to tell a story.” I would like to give you a quick step-by-step guide to this process of story telling, drawn from my 30+ years of being a professional storyteller. This is the fast and quick method to learn a new story.
Storytellers. Poets. Speakers. Spoken-Word Performers. Let’s “talk shop” at the beginning of the new year! Take time to work ON your business and not just IN your business and art. Reflect on your role as speaker, performer, leader and influencer! If your work involves speaking stories in front of a live audience, then this event is for you. Open to all, but expect a deeper-level discussion that is best for folks with some experience in their art forms. This retreat is intended for adults over the age of 18.
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