“Vibrant and full of energy”, “warm and witty”, “mesmerising ” we couldn’t take our eyes off her”, “spellbinding”, “you could have heard a pin drop”. Her Workshop was mindblowing! “To meet this exceptional person, and to hear her tell a story, is to have one’s life enriched”.
These are just some of the quotes from her appreciative audiences.
To see testimonials and references, click here - What others say.
Rona organised a special Parliamentary Launch at The House of Commons for The Society of Storytelling’s new website. The launch was greeted with great enthusiasm and was voted a resounding success!
Rona has recently been appointed as “Storyteller In Residence” for Education in Action Zone in Liverpool.
Some of the places The Storyteller Rona Barbourworks are Cyprus, Scotland, Italy, and Russia.
Working in the PRU Units and… making a difference!
An invitation to the House of commons.
Following the dramatic impact she made at the ICAN Conference, Rona was
given a special invitation to attend the Parlaimentary Launch of ICAN
at The House Of Commons.
In her words, “It was an incredible experience” !
at the ICAN Launch in 2006
at the Early Education Conference in Mar 2007.
LET’S TALK – How Rona uses the Power of Storytelling to illicit change!
Let’s talk about the power of communication through Storytelling.
Let’s talk about CLIMATE CHANGE
Let’s talk about MAKE CHATTER MATTER
Let’s talk TEENS
Emotional Therapy and Storytelling Therapy.
The Storyteller Rona Barbour has a proven track record of Theraputic Healing through Storytelling in Schools and other establishments over the last few years. Read the report on page 18 in the November Issue of NIHME
Storytelling has come out of the Classroom and into the Boardroom.
Now you can even get a degree in Storytelling!
Who is the Storyteller?
It takes a truly special kind of person to be able to stand up in front of a live audience, and completely captivate them. To keep an audience of all ages spellbound and mesmerised for up to an hour or more, hanging on your every word, is no mean feat.
“The Storyteller” Rona Barbour, is that very special kind of person and with her warmth, wit and velvet tones, she can suspend the disbelief of her audience and make them believe that rain is dry, night is day and that those wonderful super beings that we all want to believe in, really do exist. Rona tells of kinds of wonderful tales and her Fairy Tales are superb but she is also able to scare you witless with her “Tales from the Dark Side”. We dare you to listen! Rona has been nominated as Cheshire Woman of the Year for her services to Storytelling.
Rona’s background is a weird and wonderful mix of real life and fantasy enhancing her ability to be great at telling tales. Born in Glasgow, she has incredible warmth and a sharp sense of humour, mixed with the sense of the ridiculous that is indigenous to the people of that city.
Prior to becoming an International Storyteller, Rona worked mainly in the Commercial Sector of Sales and Marketing (20yrs) putting to good use her incredible communication and people management skills, teaching others the powerful art of communication, negotiation and .
Storytelling in Schools.
Rona went in to schools as a Storyteller and was so well received, she was asked to return again and again and has never looked back. She gave up a very lucrative career and for the past few years has been working continuously as a Storyteller throughout the North West, the rest of the UK and Overseas.
She writes most of her own work, Sensitive Stories for Sensitive Children being her most successful venture.
Over 95% of the work she does is through personal recommendations!
Storytelling in the Workplace.
Rona uses her vast experience of workshop leader in the corporate world, to run workshops for Storytelling in the Workplace.
Storytelling is the most powerful communication tool around today. You only have to look to the likes of NASA who have their own Storytelling Magazine for their workers and The World Bank, because they believe so strongly in the power of Storytelling.
Storytelling is no longer ‘for kids’ – it has become a vital skill for those who seek to communicate at a higher, complex professional level.
In what ways is storytelling a useful tool in the business world?
“Scratch the surface in a typical boardroom and we are cavemen with briefcases, hungry for a wise person to tell us stories.” (Alan Kay, VP Walt Disney Co)