Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Host: 
University of Maryland Alumni Association
Calling all leaders and aspiring leaders who want to explore the secrets of strategic communications and use storytelling for greater impact.  Whatever your life’s work, you can inspire others--colleagues, clients, volunteers, a potential employer or even a hoped-for recruit--by engaging them with compelling stories. Join us as we dive into the fun and power of strategic communications, with a spotlight on how to uncover and share our most powerful stories.
 
 
Having served as a nonprofit executive, Sophie Wadsworth’s leadership coaching and training combine strategic messaging and personal branding with her work as a storyteller. During this workshop, she will guide you to discover (or re-envision) your most powerful mission-centered stories and how to leverage their power in your work. You’ll discover new ways to win the hearts and minds of your stakeholders, clients, colleagues, funders, and community leaders.
 
 
You will learn how to:
 
Identify and map out your most powerful stories
 
Emotionally engage and inspire your listeners
 
Deliver anecdotes and stories with confidence  
 
Leverage key ingredients to make your communications memorable
 
Prepare your presentation and stories for any length, format, or audience
 
 
You’ll leave with practical techniques to find and craft stories that position you to thrive in your current role-- or successfully pursue a new challenge.
 
About the facilitator: Sophie Wadsworth helps leaders engage their teams and audiences through inspiring communications, stories, and public speaking.  A writer and former nonprofit executive, Sophie coaches professionals, entrepreneurs, nonprofits, and corporate leaders to craft stories and create presentations that spark action. She is the author of an award-winning book of poems, Letters from Siberia, and performed as a storyteller for WGBH’s Stories from the Stage on WORLD Channel. Her coaching clients’ organizations include Fidelity, Bristol Meyers Squibb, the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, SUEZ, and Condé Nast. Sophie lives with her family and one very animated cat near Boston, Massachusetts. Learn more at sophiewadsworth.com
Cost: 

Free to attend with code: HHRX2MUAD

RSVP by: 
1/27/22
Contact: 

Ellieg@umd.edu