What's Next -> Series: Storytelling for Business (Peninsula)
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Come away from this interactive program knowing the elements of a good story, how these elements combine to make messages more memorable, and how to craft your own personal experiences into stories they can use to inspire and lead.

When: Wednesday, April 25, 2018
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Where: Space generously donated by Sequoia Benefits LLC
1850 Gateway Drive. 7th Floor
San Mateo, California  94404
United States
Contact: 800-339-4481

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What's Next -> Series: Storytelling for Business (Peninsula)

Wednesday, April 25
Registration 5:30 - 6:00pm
Presentation 6:00 - 7:30pm

Qualifies for 1.5 General HRCI Recertification Credits (pending approval) / 1.5 SHRM PDCs

Price: Members Free / General $35

Creating a narrative and establishing arguments that stick in the brains of listeners is a key business challenge, especially for HR professionals. In this interactive storytelling workshop, we will learn techniques for crafting your own personal experiences into powerful stories you can use as a tool in professional settings. We will work on ways to punch up your anecdotes so that you’re able to tell and retell them differently depending on the audience, your goals and the point you’re trying to get across. Expect to work on practical skills for crafting arguments and framing situations in ways that produce a maximum effect.

We will run through simple exercises you can do on your own to begin to build your own “personal story playbook.” You will walk away knowing the elements of a good story, how these elements combine to make messages more memorable, and how to craft your own personal experiences into stories they can use to inspire and lead.

Together, we will:
Learn how to use your personal experiences to identify important and compelling moments from your life that illustrate important points OR serve as evidence for your arguments.
2) Practice customizing your stories to grab the attention of different audiences.
3) As an individual or group, practice using “Yes, and” collaborative techniques to co-create a compelling and creative story that catches a listener’s attention and drives home your point.

In addition to storytelling exercises, there will be a debrief discussion at the conclusion of the session that allows for processing of the experience, sharing of key takeaways and brainstorming additional applications for the improv “tools” and skills.

Dave Collins is Founder and CEO of Oak and Reeds, a corporate training firm dedicated to using the tools of improv comedy to train clients on everyday soft skills. Dave is an award-winning improvisor, coach, speaker and corporate strategist with over a decade of experience performing and coaching improv. Along with his teammates, Dave won the National Collegiate Improv Tournament, headlined shows across the country, and individually has coached hundreds of students and professionals in the art and practice of applied improvisation.

Prior to founding Oak and Reeds, Dave worked as a change management expert at AECOM. As part of AECOM’s workplace strategy team, Dave worked with clients to examine the relationship between workspace and productivity, enabling people to break old habits and embrace change. Dave has a B.A. in Communication and Economics from Northwestern University with a specialization in Team Leadership.

Learn more: www.oakandreeds.com 


Cancellations received less than seven calendar days from the program date are not refundable. If cancellation within seven days of the program is unavoidable, a credit for a future event will be granted, minus a $75 administration fee ($15 for regional meetings). Credits must be used within one year of issue. A substitute attendee is allowed at the applicable NCHRA member/non-member rate in lieu of credit. Separate cancellation policies apply for the HR West Conference and Certification Preparation Courses.