Unfettering Artists' Productivity and Impact

CCI - Telling Your Story - LA

September 24, 2019, 6:30 - 9:30 PM

Topic: Marketing/Communications

Provider/Presenting Organization: Center for Cultural Innovation

Location: Los Angeles Area


Telling Your Story

with Christopher Rivas 

Real, honest stories, told well, are like a super power we all have access to. We become masters of perspective. Telling stories that bind us, that say "we are all in this together," helps us to inspire, heal, motivate, gain perspective, build community, and establish real connections with those far and wide. 

Together we'll uncover the power of Storytelling Magic. We'll get a little deeper than the "elevator pitch." You'll learn how and why to share something that powerfully communicates what you know, what you don't (yet) know, why you do what you do, your personal mission and core values.  

Maybe you want to write a book or mission statement, sell a product, publish an essay, or just speak your truth - this workshop is for you!

About the Trainer:
I'm Christopher Rivas, I’m an award winning storyteller, essayist (NYT’sSwipelife), actorhost, Rothschild social impact fellow, and creator of "The Real James Bond... Was Dominican!" Human narratives are my single greatest passion. As a speaker, I work with organizations all over the world using the power of storytelling to craft messages that matter, that are memorable, that are relatable, that are human.
As a storyteller, I've developed and facilitated storytelling workshops for The WWE, UNHCR, Hollywood Heart Foundation, LAUSD, LAMP on Skid Row, Safe Place For Youth, The Museum Of Broken Relationships, The Skirball Cultural Center, Unplug Meditation Studio, Soul Hum, UCLA, CalArts, Agape International Spiritual Center, and more. I've transformed anxiety into excitement for hundreds of people with my performance and public-speaking coaching. I'm also the proud founder of Lifestyledezine, a community dedicated to exploring and realizing the power of compassionate storytelling. Speaking engagements include: guest lecturer at NYU, UCLA and CalArts, Entrepreneurs Organization, Peace and Love Film Festival (Örebro, Sweden), DAH Teatro (Serbia, Belgrade), Unplug Meditation Studio, Soul Hum, Los Angeles GreenFest. https://www.christopherrivasstorytelling.com/ 
Date & Time:
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 
KAOS Network
4343 Leimert Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90008 (map)
$25 early bird registration
$35 after September 10, 2019
Last minute walk-ups are welcome. (Attendees may pay by check made out to "Center for Cultural Innovation" or by credit/debit card online.)

This workshop is made possible with support from the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, and Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture. 

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To enroll in a workshop, you must first become a member of CCI and create a user name and password. CCI membership is free of charge and open to the public.

Cancellation Policy: Full refund on registration fees up to 48 hours prior to workshop date. Fees non-refundable after that date.

Center for Cultural Innovation takes photos and videos at our activities for non-commercial, archival, and promotional purposes. By attending this workshop, you are acknowledging that your likeness may appear on our website, social media platforms, ephemera and publications, and/or archives. If you have any objections, please let us know, and thank you.



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