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Impact Storytelling Open Learning group

  • Apr 1, 2014 · 7:00 PM

Learn essential storytelling skills from experienced trainers. Rapidly develop skills and content through repeated cycles of education, feedback and practice.

Includes drinks and networking.

Read more on the Words That Change website.

Storytelling is an essential art in leadership, entrepreneurship and social business. This open learning group – connected online via Meetup - has been created to inspire its participants in great storytelling as well as develop the practice for the professional and entrepreneurial community.

Each month we will host a speaker, either from Words That Change, THNK or a guest, who will offer a new perspectives on storytelling or a particular application of it. We will then apply these principles in the development of our own story and practice it with supportive feedback. We will use social dynamics techniques to encourage openness and creativity and you will have plenty of contact with inspired minds in order to develop your story. Simon Hodges (Words That Change) and Robert Wolfe (THNK) will be facilitators, providing formats in collaboration with guests.

This is for people who need to:

Speak regularly to groups or 1 to 1

• Produce content for their website or someone else’s

• Need to clarify their ideas in order to communicate them more clearly or

• Create a core story that can guide their career or business development.

It will develop the following key skills:

Story creation

• Writing

• Speaking

• Inspiring audiences

More than anything, this group has been created to develop the discipline of transformational storytelling – creating a community of individuals committed to making impact in their chosen communities, whether business, social or environmental, for-profit or not.

You could chose to attend as a one-off, in order to develop and practice your story, or enter on to a longer learning journey that allows you to become an adept storyteller in a variety of fields. For those who want to go further on the journey, we provide a series of day-long workshops and courses.

Who we are?
Your facilitators are expert trainers and expert practitioners in story. We've worked with corporate leadership and world-changing entrepreneurs. We love working with people who want to change the world through business. Simon Hodges has given his workshops to around 500 participants over the last years and is a coach at TEDxAmsterdam. Robert Wolfe is a writer and story coach at the THNK school of creative leadership. This collaboration demonstrates their strengths in enabling professionals to deliver inspiration in their work.

Core concepts we will cover

Inspiration as a fuel for story

• Combine spontaneity and structure for powerful stories

• Understand essential story elements 

• what to include and what you can have more of

• Practice-feedback-practice for rapid improvement

• Consciousness creates the story

• Tap into and develop natural charisma



Dates will be posted on the Words That Change site, Meetup group and the THNK and Hub websites depending on their chosen level of participation.

The format

7pm Meet up, check in, intro practice exercises

7.20pm Concept intro and discussion

7.45pm Exercise to practice concept

8pm Apply concept to your own story

8.45pm Open space, sharing of learning and experiences

9pm Close and drinks

Exercises will be energetic, participatory and engaging. The overall atmosphere transformatory and social.

How to sign up:

Sign-ups can be done either through the Meetup.com or by emailing: [masked]


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  • Linda

    As always Simon inspires the creativity and genuine storytelling that comes from within. It's already ok!

    1 · April 2, 2014

  • Hoang P.

    Simon and the rest, thanks for the clues to create better telling stories ;)

    1 · April 2, 2014

  • marah

    Thanks for the evening. I had a great time!

    1 · April 2, 2014

  • Lex van Leeuwen | GREEN V.

    Inspiring and confronting in a good Way! Thanks

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    That was great, thanks everybody!

    1 · April 1, 2014

  • May

    I've got to work-another time for sure!

    April 1, 2014

  • sihodges

    Hi Marah, absolutely. It's free!!

    April 1, 2014

    • marah

      cool, see you in a bit then!

      1 · April 1, 2014

  • marah

    Hii, is it still possible to join today's meeting and if yes how much is the cover charge?
    best, m

    April 1, 2014

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