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A story circle is a group of people (virtually) exchanging stories around a particular topic.

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Wed May 29 2024

<div>A story circle is a group of people (virtually) exchanging stories around a particular topic.</div><div style="margin-top: 20px"><div style="margin: 20px 10px;font-size: 15px;line-height: 22px;font-weight: 400;text-align: left;"><p><em><strong>Class is on the Third MONDAY of the month @ 9PM EST </strong></em></p><p></p><p><strong>About This Class </strong></p><p>Since the start of 2020, we have all been living in isolation. We are experiencing a global wave of loneliness. You are not alone. A story circle is a group of people (virtually) exchanging stories around a particular topic. Everyone gets to participate and is seen and heard. </p><p>Our stories are gifts to our listeners. When our listeners give us their undivided attention, that's their gift to us as a storyteller. The stories we tell ourselves and others define what's happened and what's possible. </p><p>The Story Circle gives us a sense of community and belonging. In sharing stories, we see our challenges rise to the surface and realise that we are in this together. </p><p>In light of the COVID-19, the community is more important than ever. We invite you to join us in an hour session for a transformative experience in storytelling. </p><p>Why Attend? It's a lot cheaper than therapy. It is a practice in active listening. In a small group of ten people, each person has three minutes to share who they are and how they got to where they are today. As you lose yourself to someone else's story, you have the gift to listen. If you want the space to connect with people you'd usually never be in a (virtual) room with and experience each other in a truly unique way, this is for you. </p><p>It's hard to put into words; the magic is in having the experience. Community Guidelines These sessions will not be recorded. If you choose to attend a story circle, you agree to create an environment of respect and listening. </p><p>Please follow the following guidelines: Respect confidentiality. Be present with the group. Say your name before you speak. Practice listening. </p><p>Your Facilitator Anna Ong is a communications coach, storyteller and improviser. She is the host of What's Your Story Slam, a storytelling show based in Singapore. Anna is an ICF certified coach and holds a certificate in Social Impact Storytelling from Georgetown University. </p><p></p><p><strong>What You Will Need</strong></p><p>Your presence - both body and mind Everything you need is within you.</p><p></p><p><strong>What You Will Learn</strong></p><p>You get to practice active listening You learn how to tell a story using storytelling structures.</p><p></p><p><strong>About Anna Ong</strong></p><p>Anna Ong is an ex-banker turned improviser and storyteller. She is the founder of WYSH (What's Your Story, Huh?)- a consultancy based in Singapore and Washington, D.C. that provides coaching, consulting, and corporate training using storytelling and improvisation comedy techniques. </p><p>She is the host and creator of What's Your Story Slam (WYSS), a live storytelling show in Singapore. WYSS aims to create and promote a culture of storytelling in Asia through personal narratives. </p><p>She is a communications coach. She trains leaders and teams to be mentally agile, communicate authentically with humour and empathy. She uses improv to promote fun, creativity and collaboration in the workplace. </p><p>She believes that the shortest distance between two people is a story. Before WYSH, Anna had over fifteen years of experience in financial services in Singapore and the Philippines. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a certificate in Social Impact Storytelling from Georgetown University.</p><p></p></div><div style="margin: 20px 0;line-height: 22px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div></div>


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