I Am Becoming: Storytelling Workshop for Black Professionals (Featuring Ex Fabula)
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11/29/2018
When: Thursday, November 29th, 2018
5:30PM Registration | 6:00-8:00PM Workshop
Where: MMAC Headquarters
756 N. Milwaukee St.
Suite 400
Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53202
United States
Contact: Sofina Ziu


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There’s a story inside you and it’s just waiting to be told! Join FUEL Milwaukee affiliate, Milwaukee Black Professionals, and Ex Fabula for a unique storytelling workshop.

This workshop has been designed exclusively for Black professionals and will provide a brave space to share truths about the world of work, chasing your dreams, and what happens along the way.

An experienced storytelling coach will guide you through interactive, small group storytelling exercises.  Attend this workshop and you will:

  • Learn the importance and power of telling your true personal stories
  • Discover how to use storytelling as a tool for branding & advocacy
  • Explore story structure for maximum impact
  • Gain confidence in telling your stories in front of an audience of any size

Space is extremely limited for this workshop.  Sign up to come alone or bring a friend.  This will be a great time to connect with other Black professionals living and working in the Milwaukee Region.

 

About Ex Fabula

Ex Fabula is committed to strengthening community bonds through the art of storytelling. The organization celebrates the power of true and personal stories to connect individuals through universal experiences. Ex Fabula's vision is a radically inclusive community that honors the dignity of all people - to that end the group leverages personal stories to help community members connect, advocate and heal.

 

About the Instructor Rochelle Fritsch 

Rochelle has a Bachelor's Degree in Management and Communications, but most of her storytelling training was more informal.  Her storytelling experience started with blogging on several sites including her personal blog, www.thelatearrival.blogspot.com. In 2015, when she was named one of BlogHer’s Voices of the Year, she was asked to read that story at an event. Later, she read other written stories through Milwaukee's annual Listen To Your Mother Show, and then she made the transition to telling stories without notes as an Ex Fabula Fellow.  Building on that experience, she is now a coach for the 2016-17 cohort of Fellows.

Speaking about her strengths as a storytelling coach, Rochelle says, “I think listening is a part of storytelling, and I'm a good listener. I can tell where more is needed to "fill in the blanks" of a story and help people discover what can be filled in. I'm also able to put myself in the place of a nervous storyteller because I still get "butterflies" any time I tell a story. But I think what qualifies me most is that I'm a natural encourager - I want people to understand their voice, their story, the viewpoint is important - and can touch people and change them.”

Personal website: www.thelatearrival.blogspot.com

 

Agenda

5:30PM-6PM Registration| Networking 

6PM-8PM Workshop

 

Registration Fees
(registration includes light appetizers and a complimentary wine bar)

$10/person

 

Directions & Parking 

The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce is located on the northeast corner of Milwaukee and Mason Streets. Street and structure parking are available. Click here for directions

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