Telling Stories: Making Business
Autumn 2020 Programme
Telling Stories returns with an online programme! Please register to obtain a link to the Zoom meeting. If you would like to keep up-to-date, register for my email list on the home page of this site.
Name and Business
Returns 10 September!
10 September 2020, 2pm on Zoom.
Story Title TBA
If you would like to tell your story, please contact Chris Sissons on the mobile number at the top of the page. I'm seeking storytellers for 10 September 2020 onwards! Normally second and fourth Thursdays at 2pm. Meetings take place on Zoom until further notice.
Storytelling helps us find an audience who care about our purpose. They help us communicate who we are and our business values. Facts and figures go only so far, stories are remembered and demand a response from those who hear or read them.
Telling Stories: Making Business Facebook Page
includes posts about Telling Stories events and loads of ideas about storytelling. Please visit and like the page.
Telling Stories: Making Business munch and learn, whatever time it happens, feel free to bring a sandwich!
We make brief introductions
Today's Story-Teller tells their story:
At the end we go round with 1 minute each to introduce our own business and say how this session has helped your business.
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The group usually meets second and fourth Thursdays.
Time: 4.00 - 5.30pm. (However, these dates and times may vary as we are now online and can be more flexible. Check the programme above.)
Place: Zoom - register to receive the link.
Contribution: When this was a live event, I charged £5. I've dropped this for the online meetings. However, if you would like to show your appreciation and buy me a notional coffee or beer, please ask for my account details.
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Testimonials from Past Storytellers
Improve How You Get Your Business Across
I really enjoyed it. I told my story and I must admit I didn’t prepare it before because I never do. I had great feedback about how I can alter it, how I can improve on it. And what I can bring across to connect more people to want to come to me and my business. Chris is a really good mentor in this and so I recommend anyone who would like to come across and would like to improve how they get their business across to come to this Telling Stories.
Serious Pressure that wasn't Pressure
I’ve had a really interesting time, excellent. I didn’t do much preparation, which I think worked with a small group of people and I think my own journey is a story in itself. It put me under serious pressure but it wasn’t pressure, it was nice to be able to focus on some of the things that I think were valuable in what my journey was.
Not Just a Life Story!
It was fantastic. Really enjoyed it actually. Came along, didn’t quite know what to expect. I was a little bit … kind of well I’ve only got one story and I thought it was pretty straightforward really, telling a story. But I’ve learned masses! I’ve learned about kind of trying to put it in a different way, trying to make it into something that people can relate to but not in a boring way, not just a life story, which is kind of what I’ve always tried to do before. So it was about sort of actually taking a piece, making a picture, making that element of it. Something people can see, they can feel, in a magical way, not necessarily in a boring factual “oh this is what happened” kind of way but actually creating a story and that sounds really obvious now but it’s not something I thought about and to get feedback from five other people, kind of honest feedback – about this works, this doesn’t, what about trying that, make sure you pick this bit up. It’s been really, really good and I’m going to take that away and practice this and redo something because I gave another thing on Monday and I’m going to try it out there. So, I will be feeding back about how the rewritten version went in the future but it was great. Thank you, Chris
Name and Business
Thursday 23 July 2020, 2pm
Claudette Delderfield, Swift Change Hypnosis
Thursday 9 July 2020, 2pm
Olivia Joseph, SHAPE
SHAPE the Girl
Thursday 25 June 2020, 2pm
Suman Manghra, Manifestation Maven
Thursday 11 June 2020, 2pm
Martin Warrillow, Askthewarrior.com
Thursday 28 May 2020, 3pm
Akin Ancorlee, Utility Warehouse and Fullmoon Property
23 April 2020, 4.00 - 5.30pm
Jemma Rosenthal, Find Your Voice - Music, Acting, Dance and Creativity
12 March 2020, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Antony Baker, Focussing on Photography
27 February 2020, 12.15-1.45pm
Chris Sissons, Market Together
How to Find the Promethean Flame!
13 February 2020, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Jennifer Chrouch, Iceline Cleaning
23 January 2020, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Tristan Firth, Rivelin Consulting Limited
28 November 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Ches Moulton, The Stress Master
24 October 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Angelo Balestra, Diroma 1980 - Menswear Personal Stylist
10 October 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Martin Spence, Planet Xoolon: 7th Wave
12 September 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Steve Knapp, The Sales Mindset Coach
Monday 29 July 2019, 12.00 - 2.00pm
4 Networking, Hilton Hotel
Chris Sissons, Market Together
When Don't You Need a Copywriter?
27 June 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Rob Taylor, 0114 Marketing
13 June 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Sue Coult, Focus and Move, Wellness Coach
23 May 2019, 6.00 - 8.00pm at Sheffield Metropolitan. 4 Networking Meeting.
Chris Sissons, Market Together
Homework for Business: Stories from everyday life.
23 May 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Carmel Page, Performance Storyteller
9 May 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Sue Curr, Fear Less - Live More
Tuesday 9 April 2019, 9.00 for 9.30am - 12.30pm
Workshop led by Chris Sissons, Market Together and Carmel Page, Performance Storyteller.
28 March 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Stephen Dawson, Financial Advisor
14 March 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Beverly Radley, Breakthrough from Within
28 February 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Olga Geidane, New Life Kick Start
Impossible is Only an Opinion
14 February 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Ruth McIntosh Brand Storyteller, Copywriter and Proof-reader
24 January 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Audrey Scully, Joy is the Key
10 January 2019, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Bryony Doran, Writing Services
13 December 2018, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Katie Bain, Games Explorers
22 November 2018, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Susie Moore, More4yourmoney
Monday 12 November 2018, 6.30 - 9.00pm
Chris Sissons speaking at Public Speaking Academy Curry Club
Storytelling in Marketing
8 November 2018, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Barry Dovey, BDCMA Accountants
Monday 29 October 2018, 4.30 - 6.00pm
Chris Sissons speaking at 0114 Marketing Power Hour
Telling Your Business Story to Grow Your Business ... Fast!
25 October 2018, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Stuart McAdie, Revital u
11 October 2018, 12.15 - 1.45pm
Jo Cavalot, Dottymow Limited
Wednesday 3 October 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Workshop at Learn Create Sell, led by Chris Sissons
27 September 2018, 12.15-1.45pm
Jurys Inn, Eyre Street
Telling Stories Demonstration Event. Jacky Gozzard, Moon Penny Therapy
13 September 2018, 12.15-1.45pm
Siobhan Louise Moss, The Innate Self-Love Project
Wednesday 11 July 2018, 6.30 - 8.30pm
Workshop at Learn Create Sell
14 June 2018
Rebecca Norton, Sense of Direction
24 May 2018
Yen Ip, Koomation Sketchbook
Humour Kills Tumour
10 May 2018
Angga Kara, Inner Fire Coach
26 April 2016
Natalie-Claire Luwisha, Success Coach
It All Started With 5% More Confidence
12 April 2018
Sian Podmore, Be Outdoors
From Bombay to Bamford
22 March 2018
Sarah Hattersley, Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce
8 March 2018
Zoe Robinson, Hypnotherapy by Zoe
22 February 2018
Trev Baker, Life Rolls On
8 February 2018
Dr Jonathan Frost, Fix-My-PC.net
From Physicist To Firewalker
25 January 2018
Zoe Wadsworth, FAB Events
11 January 2018
Matthew Woodhall, Meshviz
14 December 2017
Helen Lodge, Union Homes
23 November 2017
Robert Pearce, The Marketing Ladder
9 November 2017
Audrey Scully, Purity Natural Healing
26 October 2017
Lee Furness, Public Speaking Academy
12 October 2017
Mark Kehoe, Inspire Confidence Coaching
28 September 2017
Michelle Nicholson, Key Changes - Unlocking Women's Potential
14 September 2017
Andrew Bennett, Hartcliff Limited (Financial planning with built in peace of mind.)