This month we're trying something a little different with Concentrate's speaker event... we're making you a part of the program.
Since March Christa Chambers-Price and Jeannie Ballew have been hosting the monthly storytelling salon / competition Entre-SLAM
. If you're familiar with poetry slams or the MOTH Story Hour then you're halfway to understanding the concept behind their event. Essentially, it's a live storytelling competition centered around the exploits, inspiration or anecdotes of entrepreneurs.
The two partners believe that there's both an art to and necessity for businesses to learn how to tell their stories and tell them well. It also helps that they know how to create a fun and entertaining evening. This is what's been drawing crowds.
Ballew and Chambers-Price will be explaining their ideas about the power of storytelling with relation to entrepreneurship and then holding a mini-slam for those in attendence. And to make things interesting - Concentrate will be putting up a cash prize for the best tale told (as determined by audience judges).
Best of all, Al McWilliams, founder and owner of Quack! Media
, will be pulling MC duties.
And like any good competition there's a theme. The mavens of Entre-SLAM have picked: Dent in the Universe
Here's their explanation. "The late Steve Jobs famously reminded us that "We're here to put a dent in the universe". So, how did you put your dent in the universe?
If you have a story you want to tell, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send you the guidelines. You'll be going toe-to-toe with some of Entre-SLAM's top winners from the 2012 season.
TO ATTEND SIGN UP BELOW!
WHAT : Entre-SLAM
: Thursday, December 6th
, 2012, 4:30-6:30pm
: Conor O'Neill's
in downtown Ann Arbor (318 South Main Street)
: The event is free and open to Concentrate's
readers, but seating is limited so RSVP below.
Doors open at 4:30pm. Refreshments will be provided by Concentrate
and the program will begin at 4:45pm. Conversation and questions are welcome afterward.
Concentrate's Speaker Series is sponsored by the Michigan State Housing Development Authority