Being the Story is a one day event featuring the stories of 10 inspirational individuals which spark conversations, challenge perceptions and provoke ideas.

Our incredible line up of dynamic speakers includes a social entrepreneur, writer, blogger, photojournalist and campaigner – people with lived experience of everything from poverty to war.

They’ll consider what “Being the Story” means through talks, digital content and performance.

“Storytelling” has become something of a buzz word. This event will help charity staff, funders and people with extraordinary lives, to share their stories authentically, powerfully and differently.

Telling a great story can change attitudes, challenge stigma and promote social change. Hearing our speakers will reignite your passion for what you do.

“Without you [sounddelivery], my story would still be inside.”

Sam Smith, sounddelivery trainee and Being the Story speaker

Become part of Being the Story to:

  • Better understand the importance of storytelling and its impact
  • Feel inspired to gather stories and find new ways to communicate them to the public
  • Develop the confidence to share your own experience, or support others to share theirs
  • Be challenged by what you hear, perhaps feeling angry or moved, but engaged and motivated to take action.

Organisations in the charity sector can face barriers to telling their stories – particularly those working with vulnerable people.  Being the Story will show that there are many different creative ways to talk about important issues.

Find out more about the stories of the people you can hear at Being the Story.

Who are sounddelivery?

We’re your hosts for Being the Story. An award-winning digital storytelling and training agency, sounddelivery work with charities, not for profits and third sector organisations to help tell their stories with impact. For a decade we’ve supported thousands of people to navigate the changing media landscape and make the most of emerging digital technologies to tell their stories.

Our flagship event is the annual Social Media Exchange. The Lightning Talk element of the day, where people tell their own personal stories, is always a highlight for attendees. They love to hear from people with first-hand experience of social justice issues – or “expert citizens”. Being the Story is a whole day of Lightning Talks, featuring expert citizens, and those who capture their incredible stories in powerful ways.