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Tuesday, February 9, 2016
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.


University Center, Room 211/212

Listen First, Talk Later: Improving Your Storytelling for Leadership

Storytelling has become an effective tool to allow greater interpersonal empathy and understanding in our typically non-emotional and objective business world.  This workshop will afford the participant the opportunity to practice and improve his/her storytelling skills, as well as gain valuable peer feedback.  Working from a short case, participants will craft a story from their own experience and use it to “sell” themselves.  This course discusses storytelling as a leadership skill, but also as one that is particularly useful when one needs to “think on one’s feet”. 

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Janet Demarest

Janet Emily Demarest

About the Speaker

Janet Emily Demarest is a professional storyteller and a former Assistant Professor of Marketing and Management.  She holds an M.B.A. from Adelphi University (1983, Management/Organizational Behavior) and has nearly 30 years of teaching experience, working with and through groups to accomplish goals. 

Her interactive ability, improvisational skills and deep desire to teach American history through its stories led to a second career as a historic storyteller (her first book, Tales from the General Store: The Legends of Long Island was published last year).  Janet is an educational consultant/partner with Black Dog/Gold Dog Consulting, LLC. 

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