Storytelling in Singapore

Appearances at the Singapore Storytelling Festival and Asian Storytellers Congress kicked off a particulary busy fall season in the world of Corporate Storytelling. I had a crowded schedule for my first trip to Singapore, presenting three full-day workshops and delivering a keynote address between August 28th and September 6. During that time our client and host, the National Book Development Council, not only treated all the presenters to a number of lunches and dinners featuring favorite specialties of Asian cuisine, but also took us on a city tour.

Interest in organizational storytelling is exploding worldwide, and even though most people in Singapore work for the government, they’re eager to learn how U.S.-based companies are using stories as a management tool–and how they can, too. All three of the Corporate Storytelling workshops packed the room to nearly overflow crowds, and the participants were fully engaged and totally delightful.

Media coverage of the events included broadcast and print interviews, including an article I authored for a local newspaper. One interview is poste online at: http://www.howtotellagreatstory.com/byot/byot74.html

If you’d like to attend next year’s storytelling events in Singapore, the dates are set for August 22 – September 7. Information on this year’s festival will be supplemented with the new brochure as soon as next year’s offerings are booked. To learn more, go to: www.bookcouncil.sg/sisf

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