‘Telling Your Story Online’ – Virtual Workshop via zoom.us – September 25th

Do you want to bring your communications online and successfully tell your story through digital and social media? Virtual workshop via Zoom

Join Athena Media for a three hour workshop exploring digital storytelling and tools to tell your story. TICKETS

In this virtual workshop we help you find your story, create your digital storytelling strategy, identify your audience and begin to shape ways of connecting and communicating with your community, clients and audiences online. This workshop is an ideal sister workshop to our First Steps in Audio Podcasting and gives insights on visual storytelling, video podcasts, how to shape a social media storytelling strategy and how to measure it.

JoinHelen Shaw of Athena Media in this storytelling workshop which is now available as a virtual session via Zoom video conferencing. Numbers are strictly limited and a storytelling guide with suggested tools and resources will be available to each participant at the end of the workshop. We map storytelling tips, techniques and resources for you, showing you audio and video solutions, sharing samples and case studies. An ideal session to transform or re-vamp your online content and storytelling thinking with a particular focus on visual from photography to short form videos. We provide resource materials post the workshop with up to date research, data and tips for your next steps post the group session.

Topics in the workshop include :

  • What’s your story? Unpacking your story and creating a storytelling strategy from your website to social media.
  • Storytelling techniques – the power of ‘the why?’.
  • Storytelling tools from text to pictures, audio to video and how social media can bring success. Finding your best match.
  • Let’s look at how others do it – samples and case studies.
  • Creating your digital storytelling strategy. What’s your story, where’s your audience? What’s your medium and building your storytelling strategy in social media.
  • Finding your audience, connecting and building a relationship of trust.
  • What does success look like? Metrics and measuring success from social media management to understanding how to read and use platform data.

Key outcomes are to understand the arc of storytelling, narrative techniques, and how to use digital tools and social media to unpack and reveal your story. We will talk about transmedia, seeing your story beyond medium, and using the toolkit to fit it whether text, pictures, audio, video or a combination of them. We’ll look at how these connect with platforms, with your website and how you can maximise your potential online.

Story is about understanding how you connect more effectively with your audience, how you make trails, teasers or promos which draw your audience in, and how you ensure your content, in whatever form you tell it, delivers for you.

A key element of this small workshop will be to look at ways we can enhance your current storytelling and ensure it has more impact. We talk strategy but ultimately we are seeking to help you see your information, your communications as story-led engagements. We give you tips on making better visual content, introduce you to tools and applications which will make your life easier, and your work flow smoother. In the current remote working environment we’ve adapted to find tools and ways of working which can succeed, and we’re showing you what’s winning with audiences, consumers and the general public in the current climate, including the growth of video conferencing tools like Zoom.us, whatsapp and of course seeing the rise of apps like TikTok.

find out more : Athena Media is a transmedia storytelling – we tell stories and help others tell their story online.

Helen Shaw, leads the workshop, is one of Ireland’s most experienced media professionals. She started work as a print journalist with the Irish Times, before moving to RTE Radio as a current affairs producer, she broke ground when she was appointed as Editor Radio Sequences in BBC NI and made history a few years later when she became Head of RTE Radio, the first woman appointed to the board of management of RTE. She oversaw the digital transformation of RTE, Ireland’s public broadcaster, and launched RTE lyric fm. She took up a fellowship at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center in 2002-03 and when she returned to Ireland established Athena Media as a digital media content and consultancy company.

Athena Media is a multi award winning content creator – it recently received its 8th Gold award from the New York Festival Radio Awards for its radio and podcast series wwmothersbloodsistersongs.com and its show Pantisocracy with Panti Bliss was awarded best radio magazine at the Celtic Media Festival in 2018. The company has created radio and TV for RTE, BBC, Newstalk, Setanta Sports and its client list includes OPW, ITMA, Vhi Healthcare, mobile operator 02, UCD, Dublin City Council and Women Mean Business.