Whether working with colleagues, clients, customers or staff, communicating your ideas can be surprisingly difficult. (Especially when you’re talking to people who don’t have a technical background.)
You work hard, prepare, and do your best to share—still, people don’t understand, disagree, or listen with eyes on their phone.
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to talk about your ideas using language that makes sense to other people. Specifically, you’ll learn simple tools for doing three things better:
Thinking about the audience for your ideas
Getting that audience to listen
Helping that audience understand
This workshop is highly interactive. It will be easy to start using what you learn immediately and practice all the time.
Presenter: Chris Graham, TellPeople (www.tellpeople.ca)
Chris has been a professional for over a decade.
He’s twice been a lawyer: in New York, representing very large banks; and in Toronto, representing Aboriginal governments. (There’s a surprising amount of overlap between those two practices—just ask.) He’s the producer of AMAZING NEW STUFF, a performance series featuring outrageous literary and musical talents in small venues. He’s also an investor in Artery, a platform for making every space a stage. His writing has appeared in publications in Canada and the USA; he edits a legal encyclopedia; and he regularly tells stories on stages. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford (history and politics), University of Toronto (law), and Acadia University (business).
Chris is the founder of TellPeople (www.tellpeople.ca), a vehicle for teaching empathy-based storytelling to professionals.
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