Whats Included in Story to Speech
Dawn J. Fraser is a storyteller, educator and a nationally acclaimed speaker. She is the Creator and Host of ‘Barbershop Stories’, which is a live show and podcast, and features stories shared between stylists and patrons, as well as curated true tales, told on site in barbershops and hair salons. Dawn delivers speeches on developing leadership potential and community building through public narrative, is a well regarded speech coach, and a Lead Instructor with The Moth and The Story Studio. She was featured amongst some of the nation’s top change makers at TED@NYC and has performed in shows including The Moth Mainstage, Story Collider, RISK and The Unchained Tour. She loves being a twin, a Trinidadian, and tweetable @dawnjfraser
Who This Course Is For
Story to Speech is designed for performers, entrepreneurs, business professionals, and aspiring speakers to develop their unique and authentically told message. Check out some of the student testimonials from our Founding Class:
“Story to Speech was valuable in ways I hadn't imagined. Within a week of my participation in Dawn's workshop, I created a website, procured work I had only fantasized would happen, and finally got the courage to declare myself, a professional storyteller. It's like a little imperceptible "shift" has occurred. Subtle but important. I am excited about the future and I really can't thank her enough. Her ability to cover a multitude of topics and distill her years of experience is a game changer. Run, don't saunter, and sign up for Story to Speech!”
- Sandi Marx
"If you want a step-by-step, easy to understand and execute path to speaking for a great fee, take Dawn's class. Not only has she successfully managed to do this, she can coach you to do the same! I am so glad I did! You will be glad you do too!"
- Kim Kirkley
“Dawn's workshop was incredibly helpful to me as I start transitioning from an underpaid storyteller to a workshop leader and public speaker. I especially appreciated her insight on the components of a professional, effective website, and her detailed guidance on what to charge and how to find speaking gigs”
- Tracey Segarra
"Dawn is a kind, smart and generous instructor. Given her experience speaking at a number of different venues for a variety of audiences, she's got a bevy of knowledge, valuable tips and advice for anyone embarking on a part-time or full-time professional speaking career. Not only does she give you smart and savvy practical advice on the business side of things, but she brings a lot of creativity and insight to the type of content decision-makers are looking for. On top of it all, she cares so deeply and she listens so intently making it abundantly clear that she truly wants each and every one of her students to succeed."
- Robin Gelfenbien - Ambassador of Fun (Storyteller, Host and Creator of Yum's the Word)
"Fellow story/solo performers: have you ever considered that your "night job" could quite possibly become your "job-job?" In Dawn Fraser's "Story to Speech" online workshop you'll find the step-by-step methodology and guidance to bring the skills you already have to the educators, agencies and businesses who are actively looking for someone just like you! Dawn lays out each incremental step in a relatable, easy to grasp way that makes you (OK, well, me) think—DUH! Why couldn't I figure this out myself? Because Dawn did it first. And we are all the more grateful for it."
--Michele Carlo author, "Fish Out of Agua," story/solo performer (The Moth, NPR, PBS)
"I would tell someone interested in story to speech that they have an amazing opportunity to embark on a career in simply sharing their story with people. Dawn walked us step by step through her entry into storytelling, which later developed into her role as Storyteller instructor for the Moth, TED speaker, and keynote speaker earning top dollars. Dawn is brilliant, candid and funny. You leave the experience with action steps and confidence in your ability to be a Storyteller and speaker too."
- Natasha Boyce