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The Science of Impactful Storytelling: What’s Your Story?

  • Length 1 day or 2 half-days
  • Price  $550 inc GST
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Why study this course

With the average attention span lasting no more than seven seconds, it has never been more important to capture and hold attention. This session focuses on how to craft and tell an artful story. Using contemporary neuroscience, we explore how to light up seven key regions of the brain by telling insightful stories. This creates a greater link to memory than if we to merely tell people what to do. Participants will uncover why these areas are important to engage and how stories have greater influence on their recipients.

To support the successful delivery of the story, participants will have the opportunity to deliver their own story to a range of audiences through a variety of different means, from one on one conversation to a formal presentation.

This session focuses on how to give compelling presentations without the use of notes, as well as hints and tips to calm the jitters and use body language to connect with the audience. This is a unique opportunity to practice speaking publicly in a safe environment and gain valuable feedback for improvement.

This course is appealing to aspiring, emerging and current leaders wanting to influence the people in their organisation as well as business owners, salespeople, volunteers and teammates. There is an optional qualification upgrade available.

This course is often delivered in two half-days instead of one full day.

Delivered by Illuminate Group – Powered by Lumify Work.

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What you’ll learn

  • Understand the biological occurrence when engaging with a story

  • Evaluate the impact of creating a heightened emotional response

  • Identify areas within their role where storytelling can add value

  • Harness the effectiveness of delivering a correctly structured story

  • Implement storytelling into a communication strategy

  • How to use purposeful movement and gestures

  • Understanding of how to engage the whole room

  • How to structure a speech simply

  • Practical application of presentation skills

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Illuminate at Lumify Work

The Illuminate Group enables the delivery of an integrated solution that combines contemporary management consulting solutions with outstanding leadership development programmes. Lumify Work, in partnership with Illuminate, is focused on enabling people and organisations to achieve their potential.

Who is the course for?

Current leaders, new leaders and emerging leaders.

Course subjects

  • Storytelling

  • Body language

  • Public speaking


There are no compulsory prerequisites but An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence is recommended.


Lumify Work offers training through our partnership with Illuminate Group. This arrangement requires Lumify Work to provide your details to Illuminate Group for course and/or exam registration purposes.

Terms & Conditions

The supply of this course by Lumify Work is governed by the booking terms and conditions. Please read the terms and conditions carefully before enrolling in this course, as enrolment in the course is conditional on acceptance of these terms and conditions.

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