Storytelling to Increase your Impact with Shari Graydon (online) 

Dates: October 11 and 18
Time: 12:00-2:00 pm Eastern

Homework will be assigned and due before the second session. 

Our workshops are open to women and gender-diverse individuals only.

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Human beings are wired for stories, and those who use them effectively are better equipped to engage audiences, attract funding and deliver memorable messages.

This workshop series offers insights on how to develop your ability to remember and share stories in ways that increase your effectiveness as a communicator.




You’ll learn to: 

  • Identify relevant life stories for your target audience.
  • Develop and integrate stories into professional contexts.
  • Craft and deliver stories effectively.

What others have said about the workshop: 

“A good introduction to a concept that’s hard for people in my field — with the chance for real practice.”

“Because I’ve never used story-telling in this way. It has me thinking differently about how story-telling can be used and how.”

The course includes:

  • An advance workshop survey inviting participants to consider the professional contexts in which they want to use stories more deliberately, and identify a story likely to be useful;
  • Two 2-hour online sessions spaced one week apart to provide an opportunity to reflect on and apply strategies shared;

    • Session 1 unpacks why stories are so effective and provides concrete take-aways to help participants identify, shape and deliver stories for their professional purposes;
    • Session 2 gives each participant the opportunity to share a story of their choice, receive individual feedback and learn from others;
  • An hour or two of homework in between the sessions to apply the tools and craft a story that can be shared in writing, or verbally, with the cohort.

Receive up to 50% off if you’re an employee of a non-profit organization with 10 or fewer employees, self-employed or a student (discounts already applied in the dropdown menu below).

Interested in organizing a customized Storytelling to Increase your Impact workshop for your organization? Contact for details.

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Informed Opinions is a charitable organization committed to amplifying underrepresented voices. All workshop revenues are invested in future training, research and resources.


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