Monica Rosenfeld is the founder of the global Stories that Stir Movement whose mission is to facilitate human connection through powerful storytelling.
The Global Stories that Stir™ Movement is designed to break down barriers, stir conversation and inspire positive change by facilitating a revolution of human connection. Stories that Stir is a unique storytelling concept that you can incorporate into your company conference. Six of your conference delegates share a raw and personal story, linked to your conference theme. The format revolutionises the usual (and sometimes painfully boring) panel discussion or Q&A. This unique concept brings connection into people’s company conferences and takes the relationships and links between delegates to a whole new level!
Here’s what people say abut Stories that Stir: “Congratulations @monica rosenfeld for creating a kick-ass storytelling event. What a thrill! A deservedly sold-out event with an appreciative audience craving an intimate, raw and entertaining night out. I can’t wait for the next instalment!” Deb Meyer
What kind of presentations do you do at work?
I’m a keynote speaker, podcaster, MC and workshop facilitator so I do a lot of live and virtual presenting.
What prompted you to study with Michelle?
I have been following Michelle for a long time and know that she is the best of the best when it comes to presenting. As a speaker and workshop facilitator myself, I’m always keen to learn from others and improve my craft and so Michelle’s masterclass was a no-brainer.
How did Michelle’s teaching change your attitude to presenting in business?
It reinforced for me how important it is to be able to communicate your ideas effectively when presenting to a group of people. Also that everyone can learn the skill of public speaking when given the tools that an expert like Michelle provides.
In general, what positive outcomes have you achieved from improving your presentation skills?
I loved Michelle’s technique on how to learn a presentation. Also, it was also very helpful for me to see how Michelle framed and conducted her masterclass with all the little details to keep people engaged and getting the most out of the learning. She plays music throughout, there’s lots of humour, the best practice content is amazing, there’s so much practice (you are constantly learn and demonstrating). The way Michelle takes every individual through the process in a way that suits them and their individual learning style was really excellent to watch.
In what specific ways have your presentation skills improved since learning with Michelle?
I use Michelle’s 6-step opening technique when starting any presentation; hook, build rapport, motivate, mange objections and frame up the session. It works a treat to get people nodding and on board with what I’m about to talk about.
What were your top three take-aways from Michelle’s masterclass?
– The clever technique for remembering presentations.
– The order/structure of what you’re going to present so that it lands effectively with the audience.
– How to run a workshop to get maximum engagement from participants.