People invest time in hearing a story. Whether you want to influence key decision-makers or develop a stronger rapport with your audience, telling a story helps you convey essential pieces of information in a relatable, memorable and humanistic way in a professional environment.
By examining the stages and structure of storytelling, and how you can apply it to your organisation, our Storytelling to Influence: Speaking and Presenting course explores useful techniques that enable you to hook your audience and become a more powerful verbal communicator.
Through a range of practical exercises, led by RADA trained, Sandra Miller, leave the day knowing how to make a lasting impression in the workplace.
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.
Trainer’s Introduction and Clarification of Learning Objectives
Introductions - Telling your Story
- Understand the importance of introductions when it comes to storytelling
- The importance of attention to detail
The 7 Basic Story Plots
- Defining the seven plots of every story ever written
- Adapt the 7 plots to communicate your message
- Understand the difference between order/chaos/reorder
- What makes a good beginning, middle and end?
- Learn how to use the ABCD techniques to create a memorable and impactful start to a story
Use of Language
- Learn how to utilise language when telling a story
- Practice using emotion and tone
- Storytelling in action