What in the world is a momondays?
momondays started out as a monthly storytelling event created by professional speaker Michel Neray in February 2012. The first ‘moShow’ took place on the second floor of a little tea house with no stage, no audio, and no music… just tea -- and 18 people in the room, (half of whom was the speakers... and the other half was the servers!)
Within a few months Michel started encouraging the speakers to tell stories that were more personally significant and meaningful -- what professional speakers call their ‘signature story’.
That changed everything.
Since then, momondays have sprung up in multiple cities and also created a global movement through the online momondays community. They say you meet the nicest people at momondays, and it’s true!
Are you one of us already?
momondays brings together the people who want to master the art and science of storytelling so that we can change hearts, change minds, and change the world…
If this stirs something in you, then you're already in the right place.
The impact of ‘Inside-Out Storytelling’
What makes our approach so impactful and effective is our unique ‘Inside-out’ storytelling philosophy. It’s a powerful approach that incorporates storytelling, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), scriptwriting, classic speaker training, stand-up comedy, improv, and acting. No other speaker training blends so many diverse disciplines to bear on your message and performance to help you be as impactful as you can be.
But more than anything, it’s an approach that aligns the passion and wisdom you have inside you, with the message that gets through to your audience. That's what enables you to lead better, sell more and yes, change the world.
I had the pleasure of attending my first storytelling workshop with Michel that focused on comedy. As a beginning speaker, my past talks didn't have much comedy in them. I was hoping to change that and Michel gave plenty of ideas to make that happen regardless of what type of speaking you do. This was my first workshop on storytelling, so I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by the knowledge and felt it was well worth the value. The one thing I got from the workshop that I wasn't expecting was just how powerful the breakout sessions were when you went into the breakout groups. It was so beneficial. I would definitely suggest attending one of Michel's workshops if you are a speaker, wanting to become a speaker or just interested in upping your presentation skills and being able to connect your message in a more impactful way.
Michel Neray was pivotal in impacting my speaking career and workshop facilitation. His workshop taught me to craft my humorous talks with a core message that changed my speaking business profoundly. His easy style and compassionate manner allowed me to open up and take my business to a new level.
As a professional speaker and singer-songwriter already successful at making a living through storytelling, I was hoping to deepen my knowledge of the craft. I was, however, a bit skeptical that I’d learn anything new. That skepticism quickly evaporated… I loved all the different methodologies and approaches to distilling the essence of your story. And the whole design of the workshop was aligned with the creative process, in that it was designed to turn off your brain, get yourself out of your own way and put you into flow through the great prompts and the pace of it all. The time absolutely flew by and I felt like I had learned so much when I emerged on the other side. I will be back for more!”
So months after applying for jobs, I finally landed a job doing what I love with a cool team. Part of how I sold myself as the person for the job was telling them my story (thank you, Michel!)”
What I loved most about "Hooks & Headlines" workshop is the innovative ways of how to deliver presentations in the most powerful ways. Michel's techniques will take any public speaker to the next level.
I definitely got more confidence in telling my story — you are very knowledgable and experienced and I am excited to learn from you.
The moCoaching session was fantastic and just on its own was worth more than this month's subscription!! Thank you!
What I loved about Michel's Virtual Storytelling workshop were the authentic camaraderie and exercises that provided the right amount of challenge so I could stretch myself without worrying that I had to get it perfect. I am going to use these tricks to have more fun preparing my next talk. Thanks Michel Neray!
I was so impressed with the Virtual Workshop. What impacted me most was incorporating your teaching about where and how I might insert a pause.. very useful and fun exercise!
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