Storytelling Workshop - The Whitsundays

30 May 2017 03:45 PM - 30 May 2017 06:00 PM

Mantra Club Croc, Shute Harbour Road - Cannonvale. 

Tourism and Events Queensland invites tourism operators to attend the Storytelling Experience Development Workshop in The Whitsundays. 

Everyone loves a good story; it is through stories that we all connect. But what makes storytelling successful is the ability to use words and actions to tell a story that captures the imagination of your audience.

Facilitated by Mark Olsen from EarthCheck Consulting this workshop will provide your business with insights and practical steps to discover, develop, deliver and share stories with your guests. The workshop offers hands on learning and practical industry examples. It covers:

  • How you can use storytelling within your tourism business
  • What makes a great story
  • What stories will best connect with your guests
  • How to use different storytelling techniques to capture the imagination and attention of your guests

To register for the Storytelling Workshop in The Whitsundays on Tuesday 30 May 2017 please click 'Register' to the right of this screen. 

If you’ve ever wanted to become a better story teller and improve your visitor experience, this is a program not to be missed!  

 ‘Tell stories that your visitors will want to share with their friends and family when they get back home, or even better on social media’

Mentoring Program to follow Storytelling Workshop - The Whitsundays

TEQ are offering ten tourism businesses a complimentary one-on-one mentoring session. All sessions will be held in the weeks following the Storytelling Workshop on 30 May (by phone) and will provide operators with the opportunity to talk about their learnings from the workshop and their businesses unique stories in a one on one environment with workshop leader, Mark Olsen.

If you’re committed to implementing storytelling and looking for expert, one on one advice, sign up to TEQ’s Storytelling Mentoring Program.

This program will be delivered by storytelling guru Mark Olsen. Mark is one the nations leading advocates for experience development and storytelling. As General Manager of EarthCheck Consulting – Australia’s leading tourism consulting firm working in over 70 countries – Mark has had the opportunity to work with everyone from small businesses to leading tourism corporations and destinations to define their hero experiences and signature stories. This includes destinations in Ireland, the USA, and across Australia from Sydney Harbour and the Great Barrier Reef to Ningaloo and for companies including Delaware, Taj, and the Peninsula. 

Expressions of Interest (attached when you register for the workshop) will be assessed and operators will be notified if they have been accepted into the mentoring program by 5 June 2017. 

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To register for the workshop and submit an expression of interest in the Storytelling Mentoring Program, please click here.

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Partnerships Specialist, Southern Queensland

Tourism and Events Queensland
Megan Swords

Phone: +61 7 3535 5230