Brand building through storytelling

Storytelling services for everyone

Personal

Rona’s one-day memoir workshop

You bring a draft; I’ll bring the time-tested storytelling toolkit that has helped writers at all levels find their theme and their voice. Together, we’ll tap your story’s connective power. No grammar lessons, no rambling critiques from other students who don’t know any more about writing than you do. You’ll be amazed how much you can learn in one day with me.

Coming soon: Memoir warmup

Thinking about memoir but not sure if you’re ready to start? Join me for a glass of wine and an intimate look at what it takes to turn experience into truth-telling stories. You’ll learn how I found the courage to speak my truth in a memoir. You’ll leave with a whole new way of looking at the people and passages who’ve made you who you are.

Students say:

“Rona’s pointed prodding and kind individual coaching helped me to see my writing in a new light. To this day I apply Rona’s lessons when refining new writing.”

–Diane Williams

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Professional

Build your brand with a story: Interactive workshop

No matter what kind of product or service you’re selling, your audience demands to know why they should care. Learn what it takes to hook them, keep them and strengthen your brand with every story you tell about your business. Sign up here for one of my scheduled sessions or contact me about a customized workshop for your organization.

Presentations that connect: Interactive half-day workshop

No more endless, text-heavy PowerPoint slides! Tap the power of storytelling to capture the attention of your audience—clients, colleagues, staff or senior management. Learn to cut irrelevant detail, bring key points to life with examples and use vigorous language that will be clear to everyone in the room. Together, we’ll apply my storytelling toolkit to a real presentation in development. I offer this workshop on request. How can I help your team give concise, compelling presentations? Let’s talk: rona@ronamaynard.com

Corporate writing services

Do you have a signature project with a story that demands the expert touch of an award-winning writer?  See what I created for the RBC Children’s Mental Health Project—a white paper and a series of advertising features.

Participants say:

“The storytelling workshop Rona led for my team was dynamic, interesting and practical. Participants found it very engaging and have already started to implement the advice received in their day-to-day work and presentations.”

–Lori Spadorcia, Vice President, Communications and Partnerships, CAMH

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Speaking

I’ve inspired business and community groups across the country. Every speech is full of relatable stories I’ve selected for my audience. That’s why my speeches get tweeted—and translated into action. Learn more here.

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