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    National Speaker: Comedian David Crabb-Engaging Clients with Effective Storytelling

    March 15, 2017
    8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
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    Farmington Civic Theater
    33332 Grand River Avenue
    Farmington, MI 48336

    In work and daily life where people are constantly bombarded with information—much of which is forgotten—how do you make your message more memorable? Tell a story! Join SMPS Michigan and Moth Story Slam host and winner David Crabb for an interactive workshop in which you’ll learn to harness something you know better than anyone else—your stories.

    David Crabb is a performer, writer, teacher and storyteller based in Los Angeles who designs and teaches corporate storytelling to organizations such as Twitter, Google, Facebook, Fidelity, Uber and Bravo among others. Using techniques such as story mining (finding your life’s true stories), deconstructing structures (discovering the five beats that make your story good) and identifying stakes (the elements, however big or small, that make your story matter), David helps individuals "find" and "tell" their stories in order to better engage with clients—or anyone for that matter.

    #tellastory #makeitstick #engageclients #winwork

       David is a Moth Story Slam host and winner and is
       currently the lead instructor in The Moth's High          
       School Slam program.  He has taught storytelling
       with The Moth, Occidental College, Indiana
       University, Kevin Allison's The Story Studio,
       Washington DC's Story League and New York
       University's Tisch School of the Arts. 



    8:00-8:30 am      Registration, Breakfast + Networking
    8:30-10:00 am    Workshop in Upper Theater
    10:00-10:15 am  Break (Concessions in Downstairs Lobby)
    10:30-12:00 pm  Workshop continued 


    $55.00 Member Registration
    $90.00 Non-member registration


    Limited parking behind theater; additional parking available on Thomas Street.

    Please Note:
    In order to provide our members with the highest quality programs and events, it is necessary to have accurate attendance numbers when scheduling speakers and securing venues. For this reason, no refunds are offered for cancellations. However, you may send an alternate to the event at no additional charge. Reach out to us at for name changes or questions.


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