Storytelling as a Consulting Tool with Yael Schy
Friday, April 26, 2013 from 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM (PDT)
San Rafael, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
“Once upon a time there was a consultant who…” Can you finish this story? Was there a pivotal event in your life that shaped your work as a consultant? Did you help a client transform his/her life?
Storytelling is the oldest form of human communication. Long before written language, our ancestors gathered around the fire to share stories. Discover the power of storytelling as a means to convey to your clients and prospective clients your passion, your successes, and the mistakes that you have learned from. Learn how to grab your audience’s attention and to keep them captivated, whether speaking one on one or to a large group.
At the April BACN meeting you will learn
- How to select true stories from your own life that will convey an important message.
- How to deliver stories with skill and confidence to an audience of one or hundreds.
- How to think on your feet by learning how to improvise in the moment and tell stories on the fly.
Participants will engage in a series of interactive exercises in pairs and small groups, using tools and techniques from the worlds of storytelling and improvisational theater. Attendees will leave with at least one good story idea to develop and deliver to clients, and will practice giving feedback to each other on their storytelling skills.
About the Speaker
Yael Schy is a leader in using expressive arts in organizational learning and development. She is principal of Dramatic Strides® Consulting, specializing in leadership development, teambuilding, communication skills, strategic planning, and creative decision-making techniques that help people and organizations to move forward together. A Certified Somatic Coach, Yael combines 20 years of management experience with her background in improvisational theater and dance. She empowers individuals, teams, and organizations by helping people use their whole selves—body, mind, and heart—to connect with their true passion and creativity, producing extraordinary results.
In addition to informal networking before and after the meeting, we facilitate closer connections with the other consultants at your table. Bring your business cards and sit with someone you don’t know. See some examples of previous Creating Connections exercises.
BACN Bits & Bytes
This is a time to exchange resources and crowd-source the challenges you face as a consultant. If you have a question to ask of your fellow consultants, or a tip to share, now is the time to do so. (It is not a time for announcements: we do that at the end of the meeting. And it’s not a time for self-promotion, either.)
When & Where
Bay Area Consultants Network
BACN Mission: To improve business and professional development success through networking and programs for consultants.
Members of BACN are independent consultants who are interested in expanding their professional practices through effective networking and professional development programs sponsored by BACN. Attend a BACN meeting to become a member.