Storytelling is the fundamental unit of human understanding, yet many of us never critically engage with the concept after grade school. While professions like marketing and public relations thrive on well-crafted stories, other professions, like those working in higher education, business, or government would greatly benefit from using storytelling as a business tactic. When done well, storytelling will help you spread awareness, gain buy-in from stakeholders, demonstrate value, justify resources, and more. In this session, you will learn how storytelling connects to your professional practice, tips and tricks for strategically crafting and delivering that story, and practical ways to make this concept part of your culture.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Demonstrate how storytelling connects and the importance of it to your professional practice.
  • Identify different ways to strategically craft these stories in engaging ways
  • Determine effective strategies for putting these stories in front of the right eyes
  • Understand practical strategies to make this concept part of everyday culture within your team, department, organization, etc.

BENEFITS

  • Tell your story the way you want it to be told.
  • Create more engaging stories, success, and reports
  • Increase your chances of convincing people to think and act
  • Build a community of people invested in your story
  • Build influence and establish credibility by connecting to your community more frequently.

Working with us is easy!

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DISCOVERY CHAT

We start with a discovery meeting to learn more about your context, goals, and any problem you’re trying to solve.

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CHOOSE SKILLS

We choose skills that best solve the problem or combine them into a custom session.

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CHOOSE DELIVERY

We choose the delivery method that best works for your context.

  • “As the Chair of the Young Alumni Council at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, we decided to launch our Leadership Webinar Series for current students and alumni with the intent of including topics that were relevant to today’s education professionals. We decided to launch our webinar series with SkillsCamp and the topic we wanted to examine was The Darkside of Social Media. We wanted to provide information to our networks on the connection between social media and mental health and well-being and had the privilege of working with Bailey Parnell and Hamza Khan. Within weeks the webinar was sold-out and the live Q & A with SkillsCamp was engaging and informative. The standard for our leadership webinar series has now been set high due to the great content that was delivered with the launch. It has been a great experience working with the SkillsCamp team!”

    Rumeet Billan,  Ph.D.
    Rumeet Billan, Ph.D. President, Jobs in Education + Chair of the Young Alumni Council, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
  • "After watch Hamza Khan present at CACUSS I knew that his wisdom and expertise would be a great fit for a training retreat CLC was coordinating for 32 professional residence life staff. With only a few weeks turnaround time Hamza was able to create and facilitate a half day workshop that not only educated but also engaged the entire team to the degree that they are still talking about his workshop to this day. From providing tips and tricks on how to be more productive in our professional and personal lives to providing data and insight on how students are learning, Hamza was a fantastic, informative, engaging facilitator providing my team with the energy, insight and inspiration to begin another academic year. Without a doubt Hamza’s workshop was one of the highlights of our training!"

    Stephanie Muehlethaler, MA
    Stephanie Muehlethaler, MA Director, Residence Life & the Student Experience, Campus Living Centres
  • "The Golden Speakers Club at Laurier University recently invited SkillsCamp to lead its public speaking boot camp event, and we were blown away to say the least. Bailey Parnell was our session leader. SkillsCamp was able to provide incredible value to the audience by teaching us very specific and applicable public speaking, personal branding, and soft skills that one would be hard-pressed to find elsewhere. We are so glad to have had SkillsCamp share their expertise with us and we hope to have them back soon! Thank you SkillsCamp for teaching us how we can stand out in a crowd, and equipping us with lifelong skills for success."

    Pablo Milandu
    Pablo Milandu Executive VP, Golden Speakers Club, Laurier University
  • "The leadership webinar was a very resourceful  session. I certainly benefited from this session. As a leader and people manager myself, I can use [the learnings] as tools and guides for the development of my direct reports as well as my personal development. We should have this kind of programs on leadership more often."

    Sivaletchimy Perumal
    Sivaletchimy Perumal Credit Manager, TD Canada Trust + Received Leadership webinar through the Credit Institute of Canada.
  • "I attended the Networking workshop because I wanted to enhance my networking skills in order to make stronger professional connections. The workshop instructor presented the material in an accessible way with concrete strategies about how to network more effectively. After attending the workshop, I used some of the networking strategies and was able to make stronger connections with people in my field. I wish I had learned about this workshop earlier in my career because I could have avoided a lot of trial and error which would have saved time and prevented lost connections. I would highly recommend the Networking workshop to anyone who wants to improve their soft skills."

    Ayesha Bhatti
    Ayesha Bhatti Project Manager, Council of Ontario Universities + Attended networking workshop through the ADaPT Program at Ryerson University
  • Bailey Parnell, from SkillsCamp, facilitated a personal branding workshop for over 30 university students at the Starting Point 2017 conference at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Bailey’s laid back yet confident facilitation style pulled the students in to her message on the importance of presenting a consistent and professional brand on social media and beyond. Her use of personal anecdotes, theory, real-world statistics, and immediately implementable tips resonated with students looking to create their own professional brands. Don’t hesitate to book Bailey and SkillsCamp for anything related to social media or personal branding.

    Matt MacPhee
    Matt MacPhee Senior Project Manager at the Sobey School Business Development Centre, Saint Mary’s University
  • “Thanks, @BaileyParnell [from SkillsCamp], for teaching me that we can create the opportunities to spark the stories that connect us. #SMCamp”

    Rochelle Borchman Marketing Communications Specialist, Clark Wilson LLP
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