Storytelling Workshop

We’re all storytellers. Stories help us to connect and communicate and are a foundation for what we do as Toastmasters. But we often shy away from telling our stories and let their our untapped potential sit dormant.

In this hands-on workshop you’ll learn powerful techniques of story-crafting. Our session will guide you through the process of identifying memorable moments in your own life and shaping them into compelling narratives that resonate with audiences of 1,000 or one. We’ll have the opportunity for audience interaction and make sure to bring your pen and paper. You’ll leave with a story, or two, in your pocket and a tools for future story-crafting.

We all have a story that needs to be told, let us help you bring yours to life.

Stefano Cossalter, DTM

Celebrated six-time public speaking champion Stefano Cossalter is a leading speaking coach in British Columbia with over 20 years of business experience. His achievements in Toastmasters, coupled with his expertise as a Master NLP Practitioner and Hypnotherapist, have equipped him with a distinctive approach to public speaking.

As a TEDx coach, Stefano specializes in helping individuals discover their core message and craft captivating TED talks. He has extensive experience coaching business professionals and corporate clients using a blend of NLP, hypnosis, humor, and storytelling to transform communication skills and stage presence. Stefano empowers his clients to sell more effectively, influence others, and gain confidence.

Noel Bentley, DTM

As a speaker, emcee and humourist, Noel challenges and entertains audiences with his unique perspectives, ability to connect ideas and offbeat humour. As the Speaking and Storytelling Coach for the Surrey SHARES program, he helps participants to uncover and share their stories.

Noel is the Host and Program Manager for TEDxSurrey, one of Canada’s largest TEDx events. He’s also a Distinguished Toastmaster who has helped edit and write an Amazon best selling short story anthology. Recent community efforts include teaching photography and crafting a program to help newcomers to Canada find and keep employment. His natural habitat is the coffee houses and stages of the Lower Mainland.