9th Annual National ReFrame Conference for Home Repair Nonprofits
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Tony Marr

Master Storyteller
Tony Marr has spent the past 20 years helping organizations and their leaders uncover, craft, and communicate their personal and corporate story. Who we are, what makes us unique, and why we are the best at what we do - these are all vital questions that every organization needs to verbalize if they are to reach their maximum potential. A nonprofit's story need to become part of the DNA and be told to potential volunteers, donors, and employees.

A literal Master Storyteller (he has a Master of Arts in Storytelling), Tony has spent years captivating audiences with stories of humor, hope, and history. Winner of numerous awards including the Timpanogos New Voice Award, Tony invites listeners on adventures that they will never want to end. He has launched four nonprofits and has worked coast to coast helping others gain clarity in their mission, vision, values, and strategy. As a certified Gallup Strengths Coach, Tony offers a greater appreciation of life and a deeper understanding of yourself and your purpose. Visit his website to learn more.

Tony will lead a pre-conference workshop on November 6th, "Your Greatest Resource: Your Story." In this 3-hour workshop, participants will gain understanding about what a story is, what it means for their life and leadership, what makes a great story, and how to craft a story for any occasion and need. They will also learn and practice communication principles and skills to help them effectively communicate their stories for maximum impact.

On November 7th, Tony will give a plenary address, "The Power of Story." The power of story is undeniable. Stories connect all of our feelings and emotions, entwining them together to invoke action. Understanding your story and having the ability to connect your story to others is critical to sustaining success in business and in life. Clearly communicating your story in a compelling manner is just as critical as the story itself.

Following the plenary, Tony will lead a break-out session, "Their Story." In this 90-minute interactive workshop, you will learn how to utilize the power of others' stories (not just yours!) to recruit, train, and retain volunteers. Tony will help you understand how the story of your community can increase involvement and help volunteers become fully engaged supporters of your organization.

Tony will also be selling CDs in the exhibit area on Wednesday. Stop by and say hi!