Contact: Sparky Leonard
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Concordia University
4090 Geddes Rd
Ann Arbor, MI  48105
United States of America

The ability to tell a story is perhaps one life’s most useful skills.

"The Amazing Power of Story" event featuring international author and speaker, Michael Angelo Caruso, is Saturday, September 14 from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. 
Register now while there are still open seats! 

Stories are certainly a great way to gain members, raise more money and get attention for Rotary.  

Smart leaders use stories to motivate team members and inspire high performance.  Savvy salespeople tell stories to encourage prospects to become customers.  Parents use stories to inspire good behavior from their children.

Yet, most people don’t know how to tell a really good story. 

The creation of a powerful narrative cannot be ad-libbed, but it can be shaped and sculpted, especially if you're familiar with the narrative essentials.

Author, keynote speaker (and our District 6380 Governor in 2016-17), Michael Angelo Caruso, will show us how to use the power of narrative in Rotary, at work and at home.

At this unique One Rotary Summit, you'll have tons of fun as you sharpen your story-telling skills and learn how to:

  • Stage and frame the story

  • Pick up signals that people are ready for your story

  • Grow your Rotary club

  • Develop a flair for storytelling

  • Establish (and deliver) positive expectations

  • Master the two-minute "signature story"

  • Customize your story for each of the four main personality styles

  • Raise more money

  • Read your audience better

  • Stay on message

  • Get people to attend events and join 

  • Increase fundraising

  • Get a promotion at work 

Get the power of story on Saturday morning, September 14 in Ann Arbor.  Register today!

$20 gets you breakfast beverages and a barbecue meal after the program!

Tentative schedule*:

8:00 - 8:15 Greeting from Governor Sparky and special announcements
8:15 - 9:15 PDG Michael Caruso on "The Amazing Power of Story"
9:15 - 9:30 Networking break
9:30 - 10:30 Group discussion to identify, craft and practice stories
10:30 - 11:30 Story Showcase and Like Best/Next Time analysis
11:30 - 11:45 Networking break
11:45 - Noon Your call to action
Noon - 2:30 Fun BBQ!
*Times subject to change -- Register for yourself and a friend!