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 organisation, this Storytelling for Business course explores useful techniques that allow you to become a more effective communicator.

Led by Sandra Miller, this course enables you 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.

About the Chair: Sandra Miller
Sandra Miller is a RADA trained Actor and now works extensively in the corporate sector providing coaching, consultancy and training in communication skills.

Her area of specialist expertise covers Presentation Skills, Interview Techniques, Handling People in Difficult Situations, Storytelling and Influential Communications.

Her clients include many ‘blue chip’ organisations including the BBC, BBC Worldwide, Bristol Water, Friends Provident, Financial Reporting Council, Unilever, Vocalink, Elavon Merchant Services etc. In the public sector clients include the NHS and many District, Borough and City Councils and Universities including working with Politicians and Academics and Civil Servants.

Sandra has worked in the corporate world for thirty years doing role-plays for Assessment and Development Centres. Clients include companies such as BMW, Deloitte Touche, Freshfields, KPMG etc

Sandra trained at Manchester University (BA Honours in Drama) and at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has performed extensively in the West End and in repertory and touring theatres throughout the UK. She has made numerous corporate training videos and voice-overs and appeared on television, radio and the internet.

Her Clients regard her as down to earth and as someone who brings a great sense of humour and warmth to the learning.

09:15 - 09:45

Registration

09:45 - 10:00

Trainer’s Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives

10:00 - 11:00

Introductions - Telling your Story

  • Understand the importance of introductions when it comes to storytelling
  • The importance of 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

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…

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11 Portland Street
Manchester
M1 3HU

0161 302 8888

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A: Unfortunately, we do not accept provisional bookings. Registrations are subject to our terms and conditions. View terms and conditions here

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A: Yes. Simply email [email protected] after you have booked the course, with your Purchase Order Number. Please quote your order number and the course you are booked onto.

Q: Is lunch included?

A: Yes, a two-course hot buffet is served at lunch. Tea and coffee are served throughout the day.

Q: I have special dietary requirements, how can I request this?

A: Special dietary requirements can be catered for, please ensure you include this in the further information box when registering your place. If you have forgotten to add this, you can also send your requirements to [email protected] or call 0800 542 9440. Please let us know as soon as possible so we can ensure your needs are met.

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A: Substitutions may be made at any time but must be made no later than 48 hours prior to the event. Please call 0800 542 9440 or email [email protected] with the replacement's details.

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