12 September 2019 Recap: Storytelling: Find your why
On 12 September we gathered to learn how to tell stories and the power of sharing your why.
VENTURE CAFE COMMUNITY’S INSIGHTS 💬
“the pitch session was really great, the focus on why you are a returning customer from an emotional perspective.
You really want to solve problems for your customers. You really want to help them”
“the best benefit I got out of today was how to tell a story to appeal to the emotions of your customers and not pushing your service as such but the end result for the customer. I think Carmen and Morgan with his storytelling tips enhanced the message which was a valuable takeaway”
“the poetry was great to liven it up”
THE POWER OF MEANINGFUL EMOTIONAL STORY TELLING
Carmen Lee Platt shared her story about The Generous and Grateful's beginnings and purpose. She delivered it in different ways to show us the true power of emotional storytelling.
Then through a workshop, we found the meaningful crux of our own stories that involved a lot of butchers paper 📜
START WHERE YOU ARE, ON PURPOSE 🎪
learn to describe Who I am and Who I am not
create their purpose statements
explore how powerful brand stories create word associations in our minds
PODCASTING 101 🎙
Stefan Sojka, Presenter, Ryde Recording Studio ran use through the technical side of what you need to make professional podcasts. He also shared some of his personal experiences doing the Skeptic Zone Podcast
Emilia Leonetti did a strong piece on the climate change catastrophe.
Tim Hansen performed a funnily upbeat piece on why everything is awful.
OFFICE HOURS 🎬
This week our community for 1:1 mentoring on articulating your brand through writing an effective copy with the wonderful Cariba Heine, Script Writer
Check out what cool idea’s we’ll be exploring next Thursday. We’re excited for you to join us!
Thursday Gatherings are the flagship program of the Venture Cafe Global Institute - a non-profit organisation. Hosted by Macquarie University and our partners in Sydney - we offer freely accessible programs to create a platform where students, startups, entrepreneurs, corporates, investors, government and other organisations can meet each other by ‘serendipitous encounters’ and create impact.