Improved communication with an emphasis on storytelling.

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Earlier this year I was contracted by a large Government Organisation to design and deliver 8 one day training courses aimed at improving communication skills with an introduction to working with story and storytelling.

The day was designed to be instructive, entertaining and participative. I included the importance of personal stories, the community/organisation story and how to remember and inspire others with a story.

Almost 120 members of staff attended, across four locations throughout the country.

This course is now available, at a fixed price, with a discount for multiple orders, if you or your organization would like me to run something similar for you.

The content can easily be tweaked to cover your interests or issues.

I would recommend no more than 15 per session.

Book now and we can agree a suitable date later. Contact me to discuss


If you are wondering how useful the training was, I will let you make your own interpretation of some of the feedback I received:

Feedback on the training

Leadership group should do this training

Good pace, lots of content, great stories and enthusiasm

Storytelling training told through stories. What could be better?

Should be mandatory – getting staff thinking much more about our stories and comms to deliver

A really useful and positive day

Ron’s engagement and enthusiasm – great stories

No Power Point made it more engaging and personal

Provoking and valuable

Informative – got me thinking about how I present things

Good mixture of conversation, examples and anecdotes

Helpful techniques – I am usually reliant on notes for presentation, this has prompted me to do things without notes!

Great session and great tips for how storytelling can benefit us

I liked the collaborative nature of the exercises

I was sceptical initially thinking that I would not get much from this – however pleasantly surprised

Personal, anecdotal, engaging

Loved the format, so engaging & no Power Point!

Very engaging

Excellent course of value to anyone

I had a really interesting and compelling day, the pace and content was great

So useful, will use these new skills


So good and entertaining use of the time

Very engaging – who needs PowerPoint!

Great that NE is doing this training – more please

Extremely valuable, learnt by demonstration than doing

How would this training help you carry out your work ?

Some useful techniques to apply to talks and presentations

As Comms lead for the team this will help me with presentations, articles and tweets

It will influence the way in which I work on staff and stakeholder engagement particularly with different audiences

Better presentations and engaging others in work areas

Techniques will give good structure and pointers to presenting and engaging with others

Prep before meetings and public facing events

More confidence to step away from Power Point

Directly relevant to making business case for key project and subsequently in ‘selling it’ to local communities

Communication details on projects, engaging clearly with brevity and impact with the tools to help to do this

Help me persuade colleagues when talking out new processes or information about new products

Help counteract cynicism and apathy, more confidence to deliver messages and hopefully I will be more inspiring

Help write case studies and apply for funding – better equipped to deal with media attention

It will help me form my narrative and engage with different audiences

I will try to incorporate some of the frameworks into written communications as well as presentations

I will hopefully use it in delivering training internally & externally in regards with Bat Conservation

Help counteract cynicism and apathy, more confidence to deliver messages and hopefully I will be more inspiring

Help write case studies and apply for funding – better equipped to deal with media attention

I will try to incorporate some of the frameworks into written communications as well as presentations

Hopefully will improve my persuasiveness

Help with presentations, collecting stories, engaging with public

Help me engage more with the public as part of my current project

Messaging, thinking through ideas, inspiring others

Very thought provoking, think it could help for main work as well as performance conversations and interviewing

Hopefully I will be able to do more interesting and engaging presentations and writing and get more people interested in helping wildlife

With plenty of engagement opportunities on the horizon (internal & external) there will be chances to use some of the message skills

Use some techniques at team meetings next week

Better able to develop partnerships and manage effective communications

Doing internal comms, complaints, sharing what I do informally with others

Stop the waffle, fewer facts, engaging in a way people will remember

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