Story Wise Monthly Webinars

Kate Lawrence and Story Wise is offering a free, monthly, 40 minute, lunchtime webinar series, on a range of topics useful for those who want to tell stories, incorporate stories into presentations and who want to build group connection and listen for understanding through story activities. Each webinar will run for 40 minutes.  There will be time for questions towards the end.

1.15pm Friday February 23, 2018  - 'How to Think Like  Storyteller'  Register here. 

This webinar aims to increase your awareness of and your ability to notice and use stories, in any aspect of your life, with a focus on the world of work. It will help you understand and work with story structures, capture their influence and play with their power. 

1.15pm Friday March 9, 2018 - 'Storytelling to Build Trust'  Register here.  

This webinar will explore how storytelling can enable us to engender trust and connection. We will look at how the storytelling process, the creative and reflective art of crafting stories from our personal history, requires that we develop self-awareness and meaning making.  The act of sharing our stories allows and calls us to be paradoxically vulnerable and strong. It is this authenticity that builds trust. 

1.15pm Friday April 13, 2018 - 'Story Flow - Creativity, Improv and the Storytelling Process'  Register here.

This webinar will explore the creative process that is the journey of story crafting and telling,  from two angles.  Firstly we'll look at the process of bringing a story to an audience, the messiness, the dip, and finally the moment when things begin to shape themselves together.   Then we'll look at the fears the get in the way of creativity, the fear of failure and how story bombing is just as important as story flying. We'll look at lessons from the fields of improv and sport, the beauty of flow, the interplay between teller, story and audience, and the humility needed for all of it. 

1.15pm Friday May 11, 2018 - 'How to Build Teams and Really Listen with Story Facilitation' Register here

This webinar 'Story Facilitation' will explore the conditions we need to create in order to overcome the shyness of stories.  We need to create safety and allow time to spiral round to the stories at the heart of the things we want to understand.  We'll look at the two main keys - good story questions or prompts, and the setting - process and purpose, that will impact the quality of the stories we draw out.