CID Workshop: Effective storytelling post COVID-19

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Location: Zoom (details to come)

Engaging with the public and donors, and getting your messaging right is more important than ever post Covid-19.

We are hosting two x2 hour training workshops on Tuesday 5 May and Wednesday 6 May on 'Effective Communications in Marketing' and 'Effective Communications in person'.

$10 per person will cover both sessions, plus access to helpful tools and links.

Part 1 – Effective Communication in Marketing

Daniel Barnes is Founder and Partner of Barnes, Catmur & Friends Dentsu. Based in Auckland, BC&F Dentsu was #1 most effective independent advertising agency in Asia-Pacific for multiple consecutive years and also Top 5 worldwide. He has worked in both strategy and creative for commercial, institutional, government and not-for-profit clients, including for the OECD Development Assistance Committee to support the communication of the aid effectiveness agenda. He will outline some essential principles for communicating complex issues using examples from his own experience (including highly effective campaigns for the NZ Heart Foundation, Meridian Energy and the OECD DAC) as well some other key case studies. He will also discuss the latest evidence-based learnings about how consumers make decisions. There will also be an interactive session within the limitations of remote conferencing.

Part 2 – Effective Communication in Person

Russell Pickering is Founder and Managing Director of The Pickering Group and is one of New Zealand’s leading specialists in spoken business communication, business storytelling and presentation training. Prior to founding The Pickering Group, Russell ran Auckland based communication skills consultancy SpeakEasy and established himself as an expert trainer, facilitator and coach in the field of business communication skills development. He has helped thousands of people, in some of New Zealand and Australia’s most visible organisations, become more confident and compelling communicators. In this session, Russell will unlock some of the secrets and science behind great spoken communication. He will help you hone your ideas, sell your ideas and inspire action and confidence in your audience – be they virtual or in-person. Topics covered will include Managing anxiety – science-based techniques that work, structuring persuasive narratives, spoken storytelling for NGOs, developing your leadership presence, and embracing your authenticity for great connection.

The sessions will be followed a week later by a webinar with filmmaker Kevin Denholm and a panel discussion on effective storytelling.

Please, register here.