We hear a lot about storytelling nowadays. Books, podcasts, and social profiles galore all call attention to the growing fixation on storytelling. However, you may find yourself asking, “Why is storytelling so important?”
Storytelling matters because it makes us listen
We all have stories that can add value to the lives of others. Our stories help others not just get to know us, but also connect with us and build trust. That’s why learning to be able to recognize and retell the events in your life in a compelling way is an important skill that everyone needs. Sarah Elkins specializes in helping others be better communicators through the use of story.
Compelled to create space for people eager for personal and professional growth, Sarah launched the No Longer Virtual (NLV) events; limited participation, two-day conferences with the theme “connecting beyond the keyboard.” NLV was included twice in the list of “hidden gems” of “can’t miss conferences for entrepreneurs” in Forbes online.
Sarah is a speaker, workshop facilitator, coach, musician, and storyteller. She works with leadership and sales teams to improve communication by creating environments that encourage authentic connection and curiosity, using storytelling techniques to help people find personal stories to share and ways to share them.
Sarah lives in Montana, and enjoys hiking, fishing, and traveling. She loves to cook and host guests in her 1890 Victorian home, nourishing and nurturing all who visit.
Connect with Sarah:
- Sarah’s Website. Book her for speaking engagements or for your coaching needs.
- Sarah Elkins on LinkedIn
- No Longer Virtual Conference, Atlanta, 2019
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