THIS CLASS WILL BE TAUGHT AT SCHOOL OF VISUAL CONCEPTS NEW DIGS AT 2300 7TH AVENUE, SUITE B. IT’S JUST SOUTH OF THE INTERSECTION OF DEXTER AVENUE N. & DENNY. PRETTY SWANKY!
If you’re looking for a workshop about how to construct the ultimate business presentation or write a dramatic TV script, this isn’t it — at least not directly. But if you’d like to learn how to bring the art of storytelling into your world, you have definitely come to the right place.
Practice, Practice, Practice with a Friendly Guide
Cynthia Hartwig will take you through a series of practice-makes-perfect exercises to help you construct and tell your own stories. That means you’ll get the chance to mine your personal experience for stories from your childhood or yesterday; from home or the office; from comical to heart-rending. The point is, once you recognize the power of storytelling and learn how to tell yours, you can apply these new skills to any situation where you want to bring the audience over to your side — including business situations.
Here’s a bit more on what we’ll cover:
The mechanics of telling a story with a beginning that hooks you, a middle that builds tension, to a satisfying end
Practice on presenting numbers as human behavior with personal insights and emotional power that will conquer the Excel spreadsheet
Experience the thrill of having an audience remember what you’ve said
Learn how to create a story out of almost any experience
Practice using stories to make your audience let down their defenses and drop objections or hostility which is especially important if you are unknown to your audience or they have a disposition to dislike you
Come prepared to role-play and tap into the mind’s unique hard-wiring that can create a story out of almost any experience.
Who should take this class?
This class is particularly appropriate for people involved in design, marketing, advertising and digital communication, where the art of persuasion and relationship building is essential. Anyone who presents a lot will learn plenty of new tricks in a warm, supportive environment