Writer & Workshop Chief
“In case you can inform a very good story, you may make a connection,” says Alice Fairfax. It’s a lesson she realized early on from transferring everywhere in the world. She arrived in Orlando within the late eighties, for her father’s remaining put up on the Navy Base, now Baldwin Park. However after graduating from Rollins School as a theater main she found there have been solely two decisions: transfer to a metropolis the place theaters had been or begin constructing theaters.
“It wasn’t noble, I simply appreciated it right here and I didn’t need to transfer anymore. Someway it appeared simpler to construct one thing than to search out one thing,” says Fairfax. She and different actors had been decided to make Orlando a culturally vibrant metropolis, the place extra artists would
need to make their house.
Alongside the best way, she labored as an actor at Common Studios and Walt Disney World, constructing a twenty-year profession in viewers participation. “Principally, I instructed tales that left gaps for the viewers so as to add to the story.” It was on this incubator that she found the methods for telling an amazing story and find out how to maintain an viewers engaged.
Her workshops had been born out of the necessity she was seeing in Orlando’s nonprofits. She seen unimaginable missions not getting consideration as a result of overwhelmed leaders didn’t have the instruments to inform a very good story. After the publication of her first e book, “The Artistic Life” she developed two workshops, one on creativity, serving to leaders study brainstorming methods, and the opposite a full-day intensive on storytelling practices. Finally, she linked with The Victory Cup Initiative and have become the story coach for the nonprofit occasion that highlights ten nonprofit tales a 12 months.
This November she’ll put these storytelling instruments into extra arms with the publication of her second e book “Inform Your Story: Instruments to Take You From a Tweet to a TED Speak”.
The world is her stage now. She delivers model story workshops for the hospitality trade throughout the nation and serves because the Senior Vice President of Ideation and Expertise Design for MQDC, a vacation spot improvement firm in Bangkok, Thailand. Her ardour for a vibrant tradition in Orlando retains her house base right here, the place she continues working with native nonprofits.
“It’s been a privilege to assist construct the tradition right here, however our work isn’t completed. There are extra tales to inform!”
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