CONNECT: Powerful Communication and Defining Your Why

Date: Monday 22 February

Time: 10am -12:15pm              

Delivered by: Mortal Fools

Connect through online facilitation

About the event

As creative professionals – our roles, projects and portfolio of work can be so varied and so diverse; like a beautiful pick and mix – but it can be difficult to know where to start when you’re in a situation and have to tell someone else what you do and coherently explain the breadth. And yet, it’s an important part of your personal brand, funding applications, job applications, marketing yourself, your social media, networking, project pitching etc.

This participatory session led by theatre, drama and creative learning charity, Mortal Fools will focus on developing your elevator pitch – it will get you thinking about who you are, what you do, your personal values, what you love about what you do and how to effectively communicate that in a few lines.

During this session, you will start to formulate a clearer articulation of your purpose within your work – the WHY you do what you do and passion for your work. You will consider WHY, HOW and WHAT your professional work is and how to use this structure to inform your personal communication strategy as a freelancer/professional. Mortal Fools will walk you through some practical tools to develop your confidence in self-promotion – including delivering your elevator pitch in a safe space with others. There will also be time for collective discussion about why it’s sometimes hard to effectively communicate what we do and the impact of the use of language.

This is a skills-based workshop run by experienced theatre practitioners and communication professionals. All participants will have access post session to high quality workshop notes and will be invited to join a closed FB group run by Mortal Fools to ask any questions

About the facilitators

Mortal Fools are a multi award-winning theatre, drama and creative learning company co-creating theatre and creative projects with young people across the North. Their purpose is to support people of all ages to form better inter-personal connections – strengthening people, groups and businesses.

CONNECT is their training and professional development programme for organisations, teams, and individuals. It uses a unique combination of practice from the creative sector and practice, theory and research from the social sciences to lead participants through a practical training process which builds on personal strengths, increases knowledge and develops new skills.

You can find out more about Mortal Fools by following their social media @mortalfoolsuk, their YouTube channel and their website.

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Questions

If you have any queries about the training programme please email info@engage.org.