Words are connections between us. Connection is the reason words are created and why it is important to get them right. As a writer, I need an empathy for what you do, and what you find important in life. I need the same for your client, further stakeholders and environments they operate in. This process of empathy and discovery is what drives vibrant communications, and is what I call storytelling.
My business is to discover your story and express it in powerful, elegant language. I want to deliver the heart of what you do and help you explore and investigate that heart. Clarity of language in a complex environment is like a shining torch when everyone else is running around in the dark. If you would like to be well-equipped, and well-lit, I would love to work with you.
Let’s talk! Call Simon Hodges on +31647484012 and see a little of his ideas on storytelling in this video.
A day of getting your story right, bright, and getting it to work for your business. For entrepreneurs and professionals.
Storytelling is an essential art in modern business. The ability to condense and communicate what you really need to say can make the engine of your business run so much more smoothly. At the same time storytelling can help you deepen your understanding of what you do and help you organise your communications as well as your general business activity.
In this full day workshop you’ll not only get massive amounts of storytelling practice and “upskilling”, you’ll also dive deep into motivations for doing what you do and learn to apply them to a target audience. You’ll also learn the relationship between developing a core story and your own communications strategy.
In brief, you will learn,
- How to structure and perform a great story
- How a story can organise all your communications from web pages to social media to speaking and pitching events
- Develop your own story with expert feedback
- Gain public speaking confidence in a safe supportive space
In addition you will be invited to join the Storytelling Learning Group, a community of constantly improving entrepreneurial storytellers based at the Hub in Amsterdam.
Your facilitator Simon Hodges has developed this workshop through his travels over land and business all over Europe. With a background in corporate communications and performance storytelling, he is an official storytelling coach for the speakers at TEDxAmsterdam. His joy comes from helping new stories be born, and seeing people develop through their stories.
“I loved the workshop. It helped me a tremendous amount to reinforce the story on what I want my business to be. It has helped me to clear away some of the distracting details and go back to the very core of what drives me and my business. It has helped me find the foundation that allows me to tell and retell my story easier and in a much more powerful way.” Max Kloosterman, Dream Team Dynamics, workshop participant
This will be a significant day in your professional and personal development that focuses on clarifying, refining and adding to your current storytelling skills and content.
For more details see this storytelling video.
Date: 15 June 2013, 10.00 – 18.00
Sign up: email@example.com
16 places available
Cost: 240 euros (discount for Hub members)