Human beings are hardwired for storytelling. However, telling a compelling story that people buy into is not easy. Have you ever presented an idea but failed to close the deal? This interactive workshop will help you advance your communications skills by teaching you how to craft a simple yet persuasive story that sells. Not only will you have time to practice and receive instant feedback, but you will also be able to network before and after the session.
By the end of the workshop you will be able to:
- Build a toolkit of effective communication strategies
- Apply techniques to create instant rapport with your audience
- Implement a model for storytelling to compel and convince
- Utilize a model to communicate complex ideas simply to create buy in
Cost: $20 per person, or $30 for two people.
This event is a collaboration between UBC Sauder Alumni Career Services and UBC Alumni. All UBC Alumni are welcome. Space is limited, so sign up as soon as you can!
About the presenter
Ivan Wanis Ruiz is a dynamic public speaking, communications, and team building coach with an interactive and refreshing style of teaching. He is also an engaging event host. He has had diverse experience working with various organizations including UBC Sauder School of Business, UBC, Ministry of Attorney General's Office of BC, City of Toronto, Pan Am and Para Pan Am Games Torch Relays. Visit his website at http://www.speakingandcommunication.com.
"Ivan Ruiz is definitely the type of guy you want to take a group of strangers together and get them to practice their public speaking together. Great energy and great insights." - Past Participant
"This was the best workshop on communication and storytelling that I have ever attended! Ivan is a rock star! I think he should give TEDtalks and he needs to speak to every single class at UBC Sauder. I really liked the interactivity of it and learned so many new things. Thank you for organizing this workshop. I've been telling my friends non-stop about the workshop and how incredibly useful, informative and applicable it is. Thank you!" - Past Participant