11th April, 2019 at 9:30am
Storytelling in the Digital Age
Workshop | YCN — For our members and programme participants

Understand the age-old power of stories, and how to practically harness their potential to persuade in all kinds of modern channels.

Plato said that storytellers rule the world. A lot has changed since his times, but a lot has stayed the same. Once upon a time, when planning a campaign or other communications, our choice for where to put our message was pretty limited. Today the opposite's true, and the range of channels through which we can reach our audiences has exploded. But a quantity of choice, has not been matched by a quality of message — and tried and tested principles are often overlooked. That includes the simplest and most effective technique of all — storytelling.

This half-day workshop, led by writer, editor and tutor, Anna Kiernan, emphasises the effectiveness of storytelling through putting proven approaches into practice and seeing how they can help us better connect with people today — wherever they are.

What we'll cover:

  • Understanding how stories work

  • How to come up with stories that stick and adapting them for different platforms

  • Imagining how your story might look and feel from different audience perspectives

  • Economy with words

  • Repurposing your brand assets more effectively

  • Rainbow and Granite, and other clever tools

How the session will be structured:

Anna will share some principles that underpin all good storytelling, before leading the group through a series of practical exercises with plenty of time for discussion and reflection along the way. You'll be applying new tools and techniques to a live piece of communications that you'll be asked to have in mind.

Who the session's for:

Anyone interested in how the power of stories can be harnessed for better communications. 

Event Details
  • Location:
    72 Rivington Street,
    London, EC2A 3AY,
    United Kingdom
  • Start:
    11th April, 2019 at 9:30am
  • End:
    11th April, 2019 at 1:00pm
  • Cost:
    For our members and programme participants
Interesting in coming along?

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Our peer-led membership programme is a popular starting point; giving teams open and self-directed access to a weekly calendar of in-person learning, a digital learning platform and a personal relationship with our own connective central team.

Find out more about what we offer in this PDF, or by contacting Nick Defty on nd@ycn.org.