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Dr. Murray Nossel – Powered by Storytelling

Murray Nossel, Ph.D.,
Co-founder and Director of Narativ

Murray Nossel co-founded Narativ with Dr. Paul Browde in 2000. Their mission was to humanize business communication through the power of listening and telling. Nossel has taught storytelling for 25 years in more than 50 countries to more than 10,000 people. He believes unequivocally that we all have a personal story to tell. We simply need a method to excavate, craft and present that story. Nossel is the author of Powered by Storytelling: Excavate, Craft, and Present Stories to Transform Business Communication.

Signature Stories for Executives

Nossel works one-on-one with executives to create a signature story. This is a story he or she can use especially during mission-critical moments, such as when strategy shifts, during an internal reorganization, or to support PR efforts.

Keynotes and Workshops

Murray presents his 7-step method along with essential storytelling principles in keynotes or team workshops. Participants will gain insight into the reciprocal relationship of listening and telling, develop the outline of their own personal story, and experience the skill of presentation.

Nossel has applied his listening and storytelling methodology in the theater and documentary filmmaking. Two Men Talking, a performance of his listening and storytelling method developed with Dr. Paul Browde, has been performed in the West End of London and Off-Broadway in New York City. His film, “Why Can’t We Be a Family Again?”, about African American brothers in Brooklyn struggling to reunite with their mother, a recovering drug addict, was nominated for a 2002 Academy Award®.

Nossel is currently producing and directing “Sala” a documentary film about a Nazi Holocaust survivor who resolutely chose not to tell her story until age promoted her to speak. He is the founder and director of the World Mother Storytelling Project.

Visit Dr. Nossel’s website: www.narativ.com

Margot Leitman – Long Story Short: The only storytelling guide you’ll ever need

Margot Leitman is a storyteller, comedian, writer and teacher originally from Matawan, New Jersey.

She is the best-selling author of “Long Story Short- the Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need” from Sasquatch Books/Random House and the comedic memoir “Gawky…Tales of an Extra Long Awkward Phase” from Seal Press/ Perseus Books.

She has written for NBC, Dreamworks TV, the Hallmark Channel and the PixL Network and a variety of print and online sources including Cosmo and Backstage Magazine. In 2016 she worked as the west coast story scout for “This American Life.”

Margot is a five-time winner of The Moth StorySLAM, and was the Moth GrandSLAM winner in New York City achieving the series’ first ever score of a perfect 10.  Her stories have been featured on NPR’s  “The Moth Podcast,” “Good Food,” “Unfictional” and “Strangers.” Additionally Margot has been featured on Dan Savage’s podcast, “Hot Mic,” Earwolf’s “With Special Guest Lauren Lapkus” and is a frequent contributor to the popular podcast “RISK!”

Leitman is the founder of the storytelling program at the UCB Theatre, where she has performed in dozens of shows over the years and is a frequent monologist at their glagship show “Asssscat.” As a public speaker, recent appearances include BinderconStoryU LiveCUPRAP 2017, Olin College of Engineering,  SciComm Camp 2017, 4A’s, SPOKEN in Mumbai, and the Teton County Library in Wyoming.

A proud graduate of the Ithaca College Theatre Department, Leitman is an amateur baker, two time game show winner and avid practicer of Kundalini Yoga. Margot currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, sons, and embarrassingly small dog.

Visit MargotLeitman.com

How can music and stories lift you up?

Christian radio broadcasting legend Mike Kellogg, the former host of Music Thru the Nigh combined biblical insight, encouraging stories and warm inspirational music.