​​Telling Stories: Making Business

​Spring 2020 Programme

​These ​meetings are indefinitely postponed.  I am working on an online programme and I shall post details here as soon as  I can.  If you would like to ​keep up-to-date, register for my email list on the home page of this site.


Name and Business

Story Title

​26 March 2020, 12.15 - 1.45pm

​Jemma Rosenthal, Find Your Voice - Music, Acting, Dance and Creativity

​Fizzy Pop and Drums: Indefinitely Postponed.

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 ​​April 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:

  • 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.

*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: ​TBA 

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

Jacky Gozzard Moon Penny Therapy

Energy Within the Story

Hello, I’m Jacky Gozzard, I’m a clinical specialist therapist, and I told my story of how I came to be the therapist that I am and would like to be able to tell that story publicly. I was very impressed with how quickly Chris was able to pick up the good points and the bad points from my story. Totally understood where I was coming from, where the energy was coming from within the story and what I was trying to tell and I will be working with him in the future to actually work on that. I’m very pleased to have found a professional that I gelled with incredibly quickly and I’m very excited and looking forward to working together.

Ruth McIntosh Brand Storyteller

Getting Strength from Your Story

Hello. I’ve been talking about my adventures in cycling and my romance with my new hobby really. I’ve got a website which I blog on, which is www.slow-cycle.com I like to go on adventures in France and I find it extremely liberating. Today I’ve been telling a bit about my back-story, which is quite complicated in a way. I won’t bore you with the details but it turns out everybody wants to hear about me cycling slowly and so I’m really excited about sharing these stories with you, through my website and hopefully in person.

It’s been extremely useful today, Chris has talked to me today about talking from scars not wounds. So thinking about what’s important and thinking about getting strength from your story and moving forward.

Yen Ip Koomation Sketchbook

Different Fun Ways of Telling Your Story

I really enjoyed it (Telling Rags to Riches Stories workshop). I think it’s always nice to listen to other people’s stories and telling your stories and how they interpret your story and to find different fun ways of telling it. It’s really been engaging and I highly recommend it.

It’s good for your business, it’s good for your friends, peers, telling stories, whatever you use it for, there is always a million of ways to tell a good story. I highly recommend coming here because you will definitely benefit from it. I really enjoyed it

And as an artist I tell my stories visually and I do drawing workshops, so I think my way of telling my story would be through comedy because comedy really helps me through my “tragic upbringing life thing”. There are so many ways to tell stories in different genres, so check it out.

​​​​​​Past Sessions


​Name and Business

​Story Title

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

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.)