SOUTH CANNAN, PA [DOM Communications] – St. Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary will be hosting an online course entitled, “From the Housetops, or the Laptops: The Power of Narrative to Proclaim the Gospel, or An Intensive Course in Effective Communication in Our Digital Days.” This a part of their continuing education program aimed at assisting clergy.
This will be a four-day seminar starting June 14 going through June18. Clergy interested in are asked to register and ahead of time. Please see the following announcement and flyer for more details.
Continuing Education 2021
From the Housetops, or the Laptops:
The Power of Narrative to Proclaim the Gospel, or
An Intensive Course in Effective Communication in Our Digital Days
June 14-18, 2021 – $149
Daily, 900am-1130am EASTERN & Daily, 900am-1130am PACIFIC
Two Daily Sessions, to relieve the vast time difference from coast to coast and from Greece, where our host will be.
In practically one day, nearly every Orthodox priest became a televangelist.
Many teachers and professors needed to teach through a camera.
Practically every Summer Camp was moved online.
Our new situation requires Clergy, Professors and Teachers, Camp Directors, and others to learn an entirely new form of communication.
St Tikhon’s Orthodox Theological Seminary invites you to a 5-day interactive experience with the remarkably talented Anna Conomos, internationally renowned Storyteller and gifted communicator, to develop powerful communication skills and learn to captivate your audience.
Learn the following:
The structure of a narrative + Creating atmosphere with effective use of props and space + Vocal dynamics and soundscapes + Powerful physicality and gesture. Methods for delivery to captivate young and old + The camera as audience and the screen as a stage + Audience interaction techniques + Story films
Before the Course: Participants will send a simple, a five-minute version of your ‘story’ i.e: sermon, bible story, presentation, Sunday school workshop, performance so that Anna can tailor the course to suit your particular needs. The story can be written, audio recorded or (even better) filmed! Just a simple mobile phone camera will suffice. Participants can send more than one story, the more variety the better! Please submit as soon as possible and no later than the first week of June to firstname.lastname@example.org.
VIRTUAL PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE SKILLS
In a world where true communication is being challenged, where many people have lost the art of listening and distractions abound, the need for effective and powerful communication and engagement is becoming ever more important. Being able to present, deliver, educate and perform in a way that is captivating, memorable and appealing to every age, background and ability is key to winning your audience, bringing your narrative or presentation to life and making it relevant in the here and now, speaking to heart of your listener, generating unity, inspiration and opportunities that you never imagined possible.
Anna’s practical, specialized training utilizes powerful storytelling techniques and stimulating interactive exercises to develop virtual and in person performance skill sets that will allow you to engage and interact with the public, harness on-screen opportunities and overcome perceived limitations.