Inside-Out Storytelling
Workshops & Masterclass

Inside-Out Storytelling as the foundation of powerful speaking, selling, influencing, persuading, teaching and making a difference in the world.

At momondays, we see a lot of speakers. (Six speakers every month equals a lot of speakers!)

Over the years, we have studied, dissected and figured out the difference between the good speakers and those who are truly awesome. What we learned made us realize why it’s so hard to find any one speaker coach or training program that really accelerates your effectiveness and success... because it isn’t just one key skill or competency that makes the difference -- it's a lot of things that only work when they work together.

With a limited group size, and facilitated by Michel Neray, founder of momondays, a major portion of each Inside-Out Storytelling Workshop is devoted to working with each individual in order to help you go from a good speaker to a great speaker. It’s a unique approach that incorporates elements of the crafts of storytelling, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), scriptwriting, classic speaker training, stand-up comedy, improv and acting.

Inside-Out Storytelling Workshops

The overall curriculum consists of 5 topics. There is no correct sequence as any workshop can serve as the foundation for the others, and you can start with any workshop as your 'first'. The key is to continually add to your craft and skill for continual improvement and confidence. That's why the monthly Inside-Out Storytelling Circle is so beneficial.  Every session is geared toward speakers and presenters who want to influence their audiences, whether for leadership, sales, coaching or changing the world.

PERFORMANCE & STAGE PRESENCE:
Speaking is more than just 'speaking'. It's about engaging your own mind, body, and spirit in order to engage the mind, body, and spirit of your audience; it's about going on a journey and taking the audience on that journey with you. In this workshop, you'll learn how to enhance your stage presence, and use your voice and stagecraft to elevate your talk to a powerful experience for the audience.

STORY STRUCTURE:
How to identify the key ‘story’ elements of your journey and structure them in a way that takes the audience along for the ride.

TOPIC DESCRIPTIONS THAT SELL:
Write your topic description, learning outcomes and biography to position yourself as an expert, get bums in seats, attract the interest of event planners… and serve as your best foundation for developing and describing your keynote, workshop or presentation.

IMPROV FOR SPEAKERS:
Veteran speakers know that being able to think, act and speak on your feet is just as important as rehearsing your talk 100 times. Here is where the elements of improv can really boost your confidence on stage, deal with unexpected situations, and perhaps most importantly, fuel your creativity as you develop your talk. Unlike 'general purpose' improv classes, this day is specifically designed for the needs of speakers.

THE CRAFT OF COMEDY FOR SPEAKERS:
Enhance your story with comic relief, chuckles and smiles. It's what makes the really good speakers really great speakers.


PRIVATE ONE-ON-ONE COACHING AND CONSULTING:
In addition to the workshops and masterclass, you can get private one-on-one coaching and consulting with Michel Neray, founder of momondays, by video conference, phone or in person.


Whether you are already a working, professional speaker or just at the point where you feel ready to step into that role, Inside-Out Storytelling workshops, masterclass and private coaching help you take your speaking game to the next level (or five), and develop your confidence on stage.

Every speaker is unique. Every story is unique. Some improve by bringing out more heart. Others improve by bringing out more head. And still others improve by bringing out more funny bone. We took exactly what you need to be a great speaker and packaged them into a unique speaker training program that teaches you how to go from good to truly awesome.

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Other Inside-Out Storytelling Workshops

We are happy to customize workshops for delivery via virtual conference or on-site. To initiate a conversation about how we can customize the training for your organization, please contact us here.

 

What do others say about these sessions?

"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!"
Catherine Sternberg, Assertiveness Coach
"Michel was able to deliver a flawless and engaging workshop online that bridged the gaps in geography. The content was timely and practical, as I refine my storytelling during this time of social distancing."
Delores Wurtz, TEC Canada Chair
"I loved the virtual format! It ran smoothly, allowed us to meet and easily work with new people, plus everyone had a chance to be heard and participate. It may have even helped us to be more focused and present than an 'in-person' experience."
Lisa Rickett, Life & Leadership Coach
"I participated in Michel's virtual storytelling workshop last week and it was super informative and fun AND I got to practice! Was just like being in person but even quieter and easier to focus! These classes are always full of valuable, take home material!"
Jeff Aldridge, workshop participant
"Being the first time I'd been to one of these virtually, I was a little apprehensive about how effective it would be, but it was great. I learned a lot about how to increase audience connection, and had the opportunity to practice it in the actual workshop."
Richard Hudson, Keynote Speaker & Adventurer

 

 

Testimonials

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.

Tim McDonald

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.

Lenny Ravich

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!”

Peter Katz

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!)”

Hessah Aljirah

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.

Mariola Czarniak

I definitely got more confidence in telling my story — you are very knowledgable and experienced and I am excited to learn from you.

Miranda Hall