Telling Stories: Making Business

Please note: This page had been transferred to my new website.  The new page already has new information on it!  Follow the link to the new Telling Stories: Making Business page.  Scroll down this page for older testimonials and archive of past storytellers.

Spring 2021 Programme


Name and Business

Story Title

Thursday 25 March 2021, 2pm on Zoom

Laura Baker, Nomad Opening Doors

Thursday 8 April 2021, 2pm on Zoom

Elaine Mitchell Empowerment Coach


Thursday 22 April 2021, 2pm on Zoom



Thursday 13 May 2021, 2pm on Zoom

Pete Mave, ImproveYour?

Thursday 27 May 2021, 2pm on Zoom

Mary Nonde, "Intuitive Vision Boards" and "Awaken Your Intuitive Vision"

Plus Latest "Find Tell Share" Podcast

Podcast: February 2021, Find Tell Share, Episode 9.

Guest: Elaine Mitchell, Empowertment Coach

If you would like to tell your story, please text Chris Sissons on the mobile number at the top of the page.  I'm seeking storytellers from 22 April 2021! Normally second and fourth Thursdays at 2pm.  Meetings take place on Zoom.

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.

The 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! 

What happens?

We make brief introductions

Today's Story-Teller tells their story:

  • the group helps them understand their story, takes it apart and puts it back together again
  • we discuss how it can best be used to promote their business
  • we consider the media they use to tell the 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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Chris Sissons discusses smart coaching with 3 others.

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

Angelo Balestra Diroma 1980

Very Constructive Feedback

It was interesting. I felt very at ease. It was nice and formal and I found it very constructive. I got feedback about the way I could tell the story about my brand and it was very good.

Steve Knapp Sales Mindset Coach

Powerful and Helpful Feedback

This testimonial is from a post on Facebook, Steve published on the day of his storytelling:

Story Telling in Business.

Do you have a business story in your sales toolbox? You might have heard that my book is being launched very soon "Funnel Vision - Selling Made Easy". Because of this I thought it important to develop my skills in telling my story as I launch and pitch my book.

Today I joined Christopher John Sissons at Telling Stories: Making Business - here's the FaceBook Page👇🏼

I found it incredibly valuable and was surprised at the emotions I felt. I've presented in front of hundreds of people whilst at Shell and as The Sales Mindset Coach but this was my story and people were giving me feedback on it. The feedback was not only on my story telling prowess but my actual story! Getting feedback in both these areas was powerful and helpful.

If you've not got a business story can I suggest you create one and practice telling it as without one I think you're missing out.

Audrey Scully Purity Natural Healing

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.

Past Sessions


Name and Business

Story Title

Thursday 11 March 2021, 2pm on Zoom

John Chapman, Past Lives Ancestry and Research

Thursday 11 February 2021, 2pm on Zoom

Mickey Bee, Barking Mad Productions

Thursday 28 January 2021, 2pm on Zoom

Laura Riley, Mums in Need (MIN)

Thursday 14 January 2021, 2pm on Zoom

Karen Williams, Librotas

10 December 2020, 2pm on Zoom

Tracey Watson: Leadership, Change and Wellbeing Coach

26 November 2020, 2pm on Zoom

Nabeela Ahmed: Writer, Poet, Storyteller and Spoken Word Artist

12 November 2020, 2pm on Zoom

Selina Hafiz, SWANNECT

22 October 2020, 2pm on Zoom

Deb Leonard, Deb Leonard Tropic

20 October 2020, 7-9pm on Zoom.

I'm guest speaker at the Sheffield Coaching Exchange, text me for details.

Play Magic and Enchantment: Marketing Need Not be a Chore

8 October 2020, 2pm on Zoom

Owen Gleadall, Merlinsoft Ltd

Wednesday 26 August 2020, 8pm. Recording thereafter.

I'm a guest on The Zo Show with host Zoheb Sadiq of ZoCreative.

Finding Glass Unicorns

Follow this link for recording of this episode.

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,

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,

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.)