session 3 | how to share your story with the world
Understand how to connect with people emotionally and make a difference in their lives. Learn how to create curiosity, impact and legacy. This module will be led by Kathy Scott (Creative Director, The Trailblazery) and Mary Kate O'Flanagan (Award winning story consultant and grand slam story teller champion at The Moth).
Stories are the heart of who we are as human beings. They help us to untangle experience and understand who we really are. Storytelling matters in all aspects of our lives. The stories we tell shape society and influence our shared experience. If we share our authentic message through a compelling story, it has the power to convince, convert and create a lasting impact.
The Trailblazery has a proven track record in the art of storytelling. We believe in the power of story as medicine for the times we live in. We have hosted over 500 trailblazers, reached live audiences of over 100,000 people, received national and global media attention and impacted over 2.5 million people around the world. Our new master class series is designed to be a practical resource in to helping to you ignite and share you trailblazing story with the world.
Kathy Scott is the creative director of The Trailblazery (We Need to Talk About Ireland, Rites of Passage, Census of the Heart) designing and producing experiences that showcase creative ideas, people and possibilities alive in Ireland and the world right now. She has worked exclusively as a curator, cultural producer + creative entrepreneur in the Arts, Cultural & Social arena for the past 15 years. Her creative portfolio includes the ireland :iceland project, Pilgrimage project and Wonderlust at Body&Soul. She is currently spearheading a project in partnership with Dublin City Council and Survey Monkey about culture, citizenship and wellbeing in Dublin City. She is also the artist-in-residence at the Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience. She has worked and played with a host of artists, collectives, activists and pioneers around the world to make cultural projects that animate the times we live in.
Mary Kate O Flanagan is an award-winning screenwriter and story consultant in the European film and television industry. She teaches story in The UK, The US, South Africa, Slovenia, Denmark, Germany, Romania, The Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia, Poland, Iceland and Malta as well as in Ireland.
With her sister Rachel O’Flanagan, she gives training in the storytelling skills of cinema and television. They have lived in several countries and are particularly interested in the stories individuals and peoples tell about themselves and how those stories inevitably shape their futures. Mary Kate is Ireland’s First Grand Slam Champion Storyteller at The Moth, a title she won at The Abbey Theatre in October 2015. She is also The Grand Slam Champion Storyteller at The Moth in LA, a title she won in January 2017.