Our next South Manchester event

Thursday 4th June

Mottram Hall- Mottram Hall Wilmslow Roa


Time - 11.30am

Presenter - Andrew Thorp

Topic - Inform or Inspire? It?s your story that sells.

There is a saying that facts tell, stories sell. The what element of your business message is important, but your audience needs to find you credible and it helps if buyers see themselves in the story you tell. In this lively and interactive session, Andrew explains what story means in a business context ? and how to apply it in multiple situations.

Andrew Thorp

Andrew is a speaker, writer, consultant and trainer in the field of business communication. His specialism is applied storytelling, whereby we differentiate our brand and connect more deeply with our audience. Andrew works in the UK and internationally with SMEs and larger organisations like PwC and the European Parliament.


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Non Members - £12.00 - Book Here



                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Previous Speakers

Chris Brindley MBE

Jay Allen

Cody Gapare

Will Kintish

Mike Newman

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Thursday 4th June

Mottram Hall

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