NEW! Storytelling 101 for Leaders, Influencers, and Activists

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with Rhonda Morton
Thursday, October 19, 2017
8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Fee $75, includes refreshments

Borg Warner Conference Room, Tompkins County Public Library,
E. Green St. at S. Cayuga St., Ithaca (driving and access directions below)
Presented by the Human Services Coalition
Co-sponsored by the Tompkins County Public Library

As Simon Sinek, British/American author and motivational speaker, says: “People don’t care what we do, unless they know
why we do it.” When you want to inform, persuade or inspire an individual or a group, there is no better way to do that than
with story. Data and facts need story to give them meaning and make them memorable.

In this dynamic, interactive workshop, you will:

  • Follow a step-by-step process to generate your “why I do what I do” story
  • Learn, apply, and practice basic storytelling elements to make your story compelling and memorable
  • Leave with a story you can incorporate into your personal/professional elevator speech, your recruiting pitches, your
    fundraising and friend-raising meetings, etc.

About the Presenter:
Rhonda Morton, through Savannah Consulting, works with people who want to change the trajectory of their lives and/or
workplaces. For individuals, she works through the intelligence of the body, often changing neural pathways, so that what
had seemed impossible in the past, becomes easy to achieve. For teams, she designs custom transformation strategies
focused on getting real work done. For groups of individuals who don’t work together, she offers programs such as Self
Smarts, Launchpad, and other fundamentally life-transforming experiences combining workshops and one-n-one coaching.

She also brings to this workshop 15 years of improvisational performance experience—including singing, moving, and
telling stories created in the moment—as well as speaker coaching for employees of Fortune 500 companies, small
businesses, and non-profits.

By working with Rhonda, people have obtained/created dream jobs, started businesses, overcome life-long obstacles,
saved marriages, turned teams around, become more effective leaders, learned to deliver compelling stories, and brought
more mindfulness and well-being to their everyday lives. For more information, visit

Registration and Payment
Register online at If you are unable to register and pay online please call 607.273.8686 or

Cancellation Policy
All registration sales are final. At times a workshop may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other issues. If this
occurs, we will post the cancellation on our website:, email all registered participants, and refund
any prepaid fees. If you plan to walk-in, please check our website for the most up-to-date information prior to attending.

Limited scholarships are available to agencies whose non-profit board and staff members cannot attend without one. To
request a scholarship, email: in advance of the workshop.

Coffee, other drinks, and snacks are provided at all workshops; lunch is not provided. Attendees at sessions in the Borg
Warner Room may leave and eat lunch on the beautiful Ithaca Commons.

Special Needs
Please notify us if you have any special needs; the Coalition wishes to make its workshops accessible to everyone.
For the comfort of everyone, HSC workshops are fragrance free. We appreciate your cooperation.

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The Coalition is a United Way agency

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