Storytelling Workshop: The Public Speaking Silver Bullet

Storytelling is the One Skill Every Master Communicator Uses

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Storytelling is the silver bullet in communication. Stories have been around since before printed text.  They have the power to entertain an audience, move their emotions, and to be remembered and repeated.  But what are the skills necessary to tell a good story? How can you use stories in business situations to make your message more memorable and more impactful?  What pitfalls await the novice or the unaware?

Join us for a fun half-day workshop where the participants make the material come alive. When you leave, you will have the techniques to make your audience WANT to listen to what you say, connect with an audience, inspire a movie in the listeners’ minds, create anticipation in your message, become interesting and energetic in your delivery, and design stories to match any situation!

Whether you’re giving a technical work presentation, mining the networking circuit, engaging in a sales/persuasion situation, or crafting your online content marketing plan, you can apply the principles of storytelling to your message.

Attend this Storytelling Workshop and you will be able to…

  • make the audience WANT to listen to what you say
  • connect with an audience to cause them to feel “he/she was speaking to me!”
  • create a memorable movie in the listeners’ minds
  • create anticipation in your message
  • have a built-in method to be interesting and energetic in your delivery
  • deliver and design stories to match any situation
  • turn the story into a call to action for your audience

Come learn the ONE communication skill you can’t live without!

Check for an upcoming public Storytelling Workshop or contact us for more details and to schedule this half-day workshop for your corporation, conference, retreat, or professional organization. Read what past participants said about their experience at the workshop:

Communication through the written word is where my talents lie. However I know that some of the most impactful marketers (and business professionals) not only write compelling material but also present it flawlessly. I attended Alan’s session, ‘The Silver Bullet: One Communication Skill Every Communicator Should Use (Storytelling)’ at the Triangle American Marketing Association’s High Five Conference to learn and improve upon my speaking skills.  This interactive workshop put the onus on the attendees to get up and speak with minimal preparation. Alan made this session fun and engaging while reducing the intimidation factor of public speaking.  The Silver Bullet definitely impacted how I will approach writing projects and speaking opportunities in the future. I highly recommend attending one of these mini-sessions, even if you’re not an aspiring public speaker!  S. Gallina, Centerline Digital

Relevant, practical guidance on structure and delivery with immediate feedback. J.T., Sales

Really helpful in focusing on why storytelling is important and how to apply best techniques. F.B., Higher Education

Highly recommend. Practical and applicable to all fields. L.T., Higher Education

It’s definitely worth attending! A key takeaway: My company reps (sales, engineers, etc.) needs to have customer stories ready for when we meet customers or are planning customer projects. D.L., Customer Engineer

Fun, relevant, resourceful, engaged learning, concise take-aways. K.S., Minister

I came thinking I had no stores to tell. I now have over 20 on my list! D.O., Coach

This course opens you up to go easy on yourself. That you have the ability to learn how to share your story. Sharing your experiences about your business is a better way to tell others what you do for a living. Alan did a wonderful job of encouraging the audience that it is not complicated to create a story to share your experience. B.S., Marketing and Social Media

Stories engage and connect better than lists. This class convinces you of this truth and introduces you to tools to make you more effective.

I thought this course was really effective and empowering and the content exceeded my expectations.  My key take-away is that stories can come from anywhere. They don’t have to be groundbreaking or life changing events. This was a really good course and easy way for people who are scared of public speaking to get comfortable. C.W., University staff

Storytelling is critical to communication, and the MillsWyck Communications Storytelling course is a great way to become competent at storytelling. C.M., Reverse Architect

Alan’s teaching methodology is very effective. C.L., Speaker, Trainer