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NSA-CT February 2023 Chapter Meeting

Story- Bridge the Gap Between Hearing and Engagement: Strategies to Keep Your Audience Leaning In – Laconia Therrio

Program Description Laconia Therrio loves stories, particularly those from around the world. Stories remind the listener of what they have in common with others, especially those different from the listener, so much so that the story truly matters. And when the story is over, the person has been transported to a different realm.  Stories matter. They touch the heart, mind, and spirit of the listener. All the teller does is share the story, but the relationship between the teller and the story is sacred. Program Objectives By the end of this session, attendees will be able to…

  1. Learn three storytelling strategies to keep your audience leaning in for more
  2. Learn how stories Build, Bridge, and Connect to your audience immediately
  3. Know the difference between telling a story versus being connected to the story you tell 

About Laconia Therrio Laconia Therrio is a native New Orleanian and a professional storyteller who serves as a hospital chaplain. He believes in the story’s capacity to do the following:

    • Stories Build
    • Stories Bridge
    • Stories Connect

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Thursday, February 9, 2023  5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

The program starts promptly at 6:00 PM with Informal networking at 5:30 PM Cash Bar is available

Seated dinner (Salad + Entree + Dessert + Coffee / Tea) served at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Elm City Club, 155 Elm St., New Haven, CT

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