Facilitator, Empower Speakers; Professor Emeritus, Santa Fe Community College
Although Ann was raised in East Tennessee, she was not a part of the storytelling revival.
She entered the storytelling world through a side door: teaching and coaching public speaking for 45 years.
Ann would tell students to “find a story because when you do, others will be ready to listen.”
Seven years ago, while preparing to present a paper at a national speech conference, Ann discovered “storytelling.”
The next step led to East Tennessee State University, another Master’s degree, and a new career!
Today, having given over 200 workshops and programs to participants from children to seniors, Ann always has the audience listening, laughing, and clapping.
“Everybody has a laughing place, a crying place and a quiet place.
My task is to guide them to that safe place of imagination.”
Session Title: Stories At Work
Track: Organizational Growth
Description: Thousands of business people worldwide have learned the value of telling their story. Why? Stories access parts of the brain that numbers and statistics never touch enriching facts and data with heart, feeling, meaning and reality. Stories make it personal. They innovate, motivate, lead and empower people to a common goal. Stories promote collaboration and agreement for your shared journey to achievement. They are the script of success for you, for your company and for your brand. Come and discover your stories at work.