​​Telling Stories: Making Business

Winter 2020 Programme

Where the weekday is not specified, it is a Thursday Lunch and Learn.  Scroll down for details of venue, etc.  Click on links in column three to register with Eventbrite.

Date

Name and Business

Story Title

​​​​​​​No meetings during December.

​9 ​January 20​20, 12.15 - 1.45pm

​Anthony Dickinson, You in Print

​TBA

​​23 ​January 20​20, 12.15 - 1.45pm

​​Tristan Firth, Rivelin Consulting Limited

​13 ​February 20​20, 12.15 - 1.45pm

​Jennifer Chrouch, Iceline Cleaning

If you would like to tell your story, please contact Chris Sissons on the mobile number at the top of the page. Lunch and Learns second and fourth Thursdays.  ​I'm seeking storytellers for ​​February 2020 onwards!

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 is a twice monthly lunch and learn.  

What happens?

We order lunch* and make brief introductions

Today's Story-Teller tells their story:

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    the group helps them understand their story, takes it apart and puts it back together again
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    ​we discuss how it can best be used to promote their business
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    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.

*Please order lunch at ​Yates.  Food available includes meat, vegetarian and vegan.  For other ​requirements, please ask at t​he bar.  You can order from approx £​5.50 for a single course lunch.  

Details of meetings are below.  Please sign up on Eventbrite so that we can offer ​Yates an idea of numbers.

If you search on Eventbrite, please look out for this image:

Chris Sissons discusses smart coaching with 3 others.

The group meets second and fourth Thursdays.

Time: 12.15 - 1.45pm

Place: Yates, ​​2 - 6 Cambridge Street, Sheffield S1 ​​4HP.  

On arrival, please order lunch at the bar and then join us upstairs.

Contribution: £5 ​on the door.  (We buy lunch for the Storyteller and the rest covers my overheads.)

I also run occasional storytelling workshops.  These are evening meetings and can be on any day of the week.  

Details of workshops are in the programme ​above.


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Testimonials from Past Storytellers

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Bryony Doran Writing Services

Great Feedback

Today I’ve given a talk on being a writer, the challenges of being a writer and how to persist in being a writer when the world is against you. I’ve received some great feedback on how to make things work better and it’s a really nice group!

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Angga Kara Inner Fire Coach

A Safe Space

It’s been really nice to be in a safe space that I can share a different side of my story authentically and get really honest and constructive feedback. Actually having somebody that can help to direct it, to make the story relevant for business. I think you mentioned in terms of personal story, market story and traditional story. That’s what I found really useful. So I definitely recommend this space for anybody who wants to think about developing their story and how can they embed storytelling into, using the tools of storytelling to help sell their business better. Thank you Chris and thank you everybody. It’s been a pleasure to be here and I definitely recommend it to other people to cover. Thank you.

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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👇🏼 https://www.facebook.com/tellingstoriesmakingbusiness/

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.

​​​​​​Past Sessions

​Date

​Name and Business

​Story Title

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

My Life So Far​​​

​28 Septemb​er 2017

​Michelle Nicholson, Key Changes - Unlocking Women's Potential

​14 September 2017

​Andrew Bennett, Hartcliff Limited (Financial planning with built in peace of mind.)

​14 September 2017

​Andrew Bennett, Hartcliff Limited (Financial planning with built in peace of mind.)

​14 September 2017

​Andrew Bennett, Hartcliff Limited (Financial planning with built in peace of mind.)

​14 September 2017

​Andrew Bennett, Hartcliff Limited (Financial planning with built in peace of mind.)

​14 September 2017

​Andrew Bennett, Hartcliff Limited (Financial planning with built in peace of mind.)

​14 September 2017

​Andrew Bennett, Hartcliff Limited (Financial planning with built in peace of mind.)

​14 September 2017

​Andrew Bennett, Hartcliff Limited (Financial planning with built in peace of mind.)

​14 September 2017

​Andrew Bennett, Hartcliff Limited (Financial planning with built in peace of mind.)

​14 September 2017

​Andrew Bennett, Hartcliff Limited (Financial planning with built in peace of mind.)