Thursday, August 13, 2020, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.
Stories are not just relevant in fiction – they are the common thread in all forms of communication, whether business related or personal. Stories are like mental maps, scripts, or models. Think elevator pitches, interview responses, networking conversations, presentations, social media posts, even time with family and friends – all are places where you tell a story. How are you telling your story?
Join Johanne Pelletier for an introductory webinar on the power of storytelling and ways you can start to use storythinking principles. You don’t have to have any previous experience, but do come with an open mind. This webinar is not about turning you into a stage performer, but is geared towards building your literacy about storytelling and share ways you can practice storythinking in your work and life.
This webinar session, organized by the John Molson Executive Centre, is being offered as part of Concordia’s CU at Home initiative, a virtual learning series that offers webinars on a variety of topics.
Johanne Pelletier works in communications at Concordia University. She is the creator and producer of the Thinking Out Loud podcast for Concordia and works on communications planning, partnerships and advising academic colleagues on sharing their work with a general public. She is also a writer and storyteller, performing her work in English and French on stage and virtually with Confabulation, Enfabulation, Tales from the Wiggle Room, and ReplayStorytelling, all storytelling shows.
She is a sought-after storytelling coach and teacher to start-up incubators and academics, with a focus on how to convey complexity to a general audience. She is considered in particular a master of the two-minute story. A graduate of McGill University (BA, MA), the Rotman School of Business (ICD.D – governance certification) and Concordia University (PCC Coach), she has served as Secretary-General for McGill University and held senior public sector roles in Ontario. She is also a certified boxing judge in Quebec, Ontario and New York State.