- What is storytelling?
- Why do we like stories so much?
- How do the world’s top speakers use stories to deliver their message?
We've been misled. We were taught that the key to great presentations is to speak up, move around the stage and look everyone in the eye. But that's just not true. The most important skill for giving a good presentation is the ability to tell a story. It's the ability to take massive amounts of data, numbers, and messages and package them into a sharp, concise, and compelling story. In an age where good ideas can change the world in a heartbeat, the ability to communicate your ideas to your superiors, investors, customers or to a board of directors is an invaluable business skill.
Our workshop is perfect for anyone who is required to sell ideas verbally or with the help of visual aids – for managers who understand that the ability to communicate ideas to other members of the organization is a crucial career tool and an invaluable business skill; For business owners who understand that they can increase sales by becoming better at telling their company’s story; For start-up entrepreneurs who understand that their investors sit through hundreds of presentations a year, so they better show up with an unforgettable story to introduce their products and ideas; For academics aspiring to boost their reputation, who understand that they must complement their professional knowledge with great storytelling skills; For anyone who’s curious about great storytelling and wants to learn from the greatest speakers in history.
In short, the workshop is intended for anyone who believes that today, the ability to tell a story and deliver a presentation is a crucial tool for success.
Our name is Leave a Mark, and we create powerful presentations through storytelling. We chose our name because we believe that’s the main function of a great presentation – to leave a mark. We work with politicians, CEOs, senior managers, start-up entrepreneurs and with anyone who wants to become a better leader by delivering stronger messages. We’ve been running our workshops for many years now and we’ve had the honor to host international leaders such as HP, Google Partners, Dell EMC, Bank Hapoalim, as well as renowned academic institutions, such as the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, The Ono Academic College, Habetzefer – Israel’s Advertising Agencies Academy, and more.
The company's training director. Over eight years' experience developing training programs for communication and public speaking. Specializes in training, consultation, and professional mentoring for a variety of clients, mainly from the field of education.
Instructor and content developer. Has over 15 years of experience in teaching, group instruction, psychodrama, and training a wide range of audiences and age groups.
Specifically, you'll work hand-in-hand with skilled professionals to elevate your project and create your very own winning presentation. In a more general sense, you'll have acquired the tools and knowledge that will allow you to create spectacular presentations for any occasion.
If you train, it becomes stronger. Otherwise, it wastes away. Our workshops will make sure you get plenty of exercise and acquire the tools to become excellent presenters.
Unfortunately, we came out of them even more stressed and confused than we were to begin with. We believe that the ability to tell a clear and cohesive story is the number one contributor to the quality of your presentation. It's true that pacing around the stage and making eye contact is important, but all those techniques pale in comparison with strong storytelling skills. Take Moses, for example – you know, the one who led his people through the desert for forty years. He didn't have good speaking skills. In fact, he even stuttered. But none of that matters when your story involves the promise of a land of milk and honey.
We want to hear, see, and talk to each and every one of you. With just 15 participants per workshop, we can give you the kind of close mentoring and guidance you deserve.