With Melanie Greblo and David Leser
What's your story?
About the Storytelling Workshop
We all love stories. As social creatures this is how we’ve been relating for over 20,000 years – ever since, as Harvard Business Review noted recently, “our flat screens were cave walls.”
Today, in the face of volatile and often bewildering change, we need stories more than ever. Stories that tell us where we’ve been and where we might be heading. Stories that bind us together; that put a human face, not just to our successes but to our failures as well.
Stories are a vital tool in helping define and articulate our principles, beliefs and core values. They tell us about ourselves and what drives our actions. They are the blood and bones of our lives and the memories we leave behind.
Participants will take from this three-hour workshop a deeper understanding of their own stories, and the significant role that stories play in both our private and work lives.
If stories come to you, care for them. And learn to give them away where they are needed.
Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive.
Melanie Greblo is founder and director of Talking Sticks Communication, an organisation uniquely focused on bringing alive purpose in business. She has been working with groups for two decades, re-imagining and re-crafting the stories of their organisations. She is a thought leader in the art and science of people and community engagement. Talking Sticks offer brand consultancy, end-to-end communications, event curation and management.
David Leser has been telling stories for 36 years. He is the author of seven books, including A View from the Lake: The Egon Zehnder Story, a history of the world’s most successful executive search firm. He is a multi award-winning journalist and feature writer who has worked for the Australian, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Bulletin, HQ, Good Weekend, the Australian Women’s Weekly, European Vanity Fair and Newsweek. He is also a public interviewer, guest lecturer and writing mentor, as well as executive producer of the award-winning documentary, Paul Kelly: Stories of Me.