Chicago, Illinois – A new series of workshops in Chicago is getting local entrepreneurs and executives excited about… story time.
The stories being told aren’t the kind of stories you read to your kids at bedtime, but the kind of stories that get you paid.
In a world increasingly fueled by social-media, where your profile and bio are under intense scrutiny by employers or new customers, your ability to communicate – or tell stories – may be more important than ever.
“These workshops are professional development that most executives and entrepreneurs never get a chance to experience,” said Aaron McManus, founder of http://www.StoryGrowers.com
“In today’s corporate world, you have to perform at your peak. You’re on stage all the time. These workshops are a chance to practice and get valuable feedback from other professionals in a safe setting while having fun.”
The StoryGrowers experience draws techniques from experiential education, corporate transformation, behavioral psychology, and writer’s workshop traditions.
After a short concept introduction and orientation, each week’s workshop breaks off into groups organized around the following topics:
- Crafting Your Pitch
- Social Networking (online and off)
- Personal Development Plan
- Career Planning and Transition
- Transformation and Strategy
- Personal Branding and Promotion
- Goal Setting and Living Portfolio
- Negotiation and Attraction
Workshop attendees are encouraged to bring their professional communication challenges with them to the workshop, including difficult emails, presentations, resumes, reports or web sites.
RIVER WEST MONDAYS (weekly)
Starting Mar 2, 6:00 pm - 8:00pm
Workshop Chicago: 935 W Chestnut St, Ste 530, Chicago IL
RIVER NORTH TUESDAYS (weekly)
Starting Tuesday, Mar 3, 6:00 pm- 8:00pm
Underground Wonder Bar: 710 N. Clark Street, Chicago IL
MAGNIFICENT MILE WEDNESDAYS (weekly)
Starting Wednesday, Mar 11, 5:30 pm- 7:30pm
Space By Doejo: 444 N. Wabash, 5th Floor, Chicago IL
Workshops cost $39 to drop in each week or $99 for a monthly pass. Dinner and drinks are included.
Space is limited to 40 participants each week. Advanced registration is encouraged.
For more information or to buy tickets, visit http://www.storygrowers.com.
From a press release sent out today.