Once Upon a Time… Stories From the Outside Inn
Stories from the outside Inn came from an idea I had when driving home from my Leeds therapy clinic listening to BBC Radio 4. The presenter was talking about a new book that was about to be published called “Not quite what I was planning”. This collection of writings consisted of a series of 6 word memoirs from a wide range of people.
From Hemingway and Six Words a Training Course is Born
In 2006, “SMITH” Magazine decided to give people the opportunity to answer a Hemingway inspired challenge: What would a six-word memoir look like? Within weeks, submissions came in by the thousands and contributors ranged from Joan Rivers to Dave Eggers, Deepak Chopra to Moby. Most of the contributions, however, came from amateur writers.
Aimee Mann: “Couldn’t cope so I wrote songs.”
Joyce Carol Oates: “Revenge is living well, without you.”
Joan Rivers: “Liars, hysterectomy didn’t improve sex life!”
Nick Kemp and Doug O’Brien Collaboration
I thought to myself “I wonder if Doug and I could do an event on storytelling, using some of these ideas?” and Stories from the Outside Inn began to take shape. I had always wanted to run an event with Doug, who is a well respected Trainer and coach in Ericksonian Hypnosis and NLP.
I wanted to do something more than the traditional NLP and Hypnosis events we had both run for years. As we began to discuss the content of the event it became clear to us both that this would be a very different event. It would be one that would be relevant for a wide range of people from business folks, therapists, authors, singers, teachers, performance artists and basically anyone who wanted to improve their presentation and overall communication skills in a lively interactive workshop.
The first event was ran in the UK in 2009 and since then the material taught has evolved and refined further into highly useful skills to develop creativity and leadership. Many who attend this event request returning to future events as they find it so useful in their personal and professional life!
Stories from the Outside Inn
Stories From the Outside Inn is a creative communication training program created and hosted by Nick Kemp and Doug O’Brien, which delivers much better presentation and story telling skills. This workshop is highly interactive and experience based so anyone can benefit from better communication skills. We’ve already trained company directors, teachers, actors, parents, doctors, singers, sales people, self employed, students, therapists, coaches, bloggers and a whole range of people just like YOU! This event is hosted in New York and the UK each year.
The Secrets of Great Communication Skills Training
At first you may be wondering “how can one training program benefit so many different people with different goals?” You’ll soon realise that everything, from sales, acting, motivating, helping, caring, teaching and enjoying, is about communication and because this training course teaches the core and underlying principals of great communication skills, helping even those who have had fear of public speaking, then it really does improve your ability influence yourself and others through the medium of story telling.
Here’s Some of What You Get From This Communication Training
It’s not hard to see how this unique communication training course gives you an advantage. Here are just a few real world applications:
• Become a more effective presenter than you ever thought possible.
• Learn how to influence yourself and others more easily.
• Discover the art of tapping into your own creative talent.
• Explore the art of storytelling and how to use it to help yourself and others.
• Learn how to develop better communication for business, personal development, coaching, therapy and presentation situations.
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UK EVENT 2016
The Leeds weekend Oct 7/8th 2017 held at the Met Hotel in Leeds city centre, see The Met Leeds
£289 to firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your place (early bird price before Sept 19th)
Full price on the door
Please note this is for a small group, so the weekend tends to get booked up ahead of time. For this reason we advise booking early to secure your place!