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 dynamic human rights campaigner and an all-female collective who recently published a book of their lived experiences of street prostitution, domestic abuse, hope and change that has been featured on Woman’s Hour and BBC World Service. We’ll be announcing many more incredible individuals with extraordinary stories in the run up to the day.

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

Organisations in the charity sector are trying to tell their stories in an increasingly crowded space. They want to be more authentic, yet many face barriers to telling their stories – particularly those working with vulnerable people. Being the Story demonstrates the power of firsthand storytelling and the many different creative ways to talk about important issues that need to be amplified.

Storytelling is the most powerful tool a charity has to raise awareness, generate funds, recruit volunteers and amplify their impact. 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 storytelling and its impact
  • Feel inspired to gather stories and find new ways to share them
  • Develop new, creative approaches to communicating your impact
  • Be stimulated to challenge your organisation’s culture through new ideas
  • Tell your organisation’s story differently so supporters take action.
  • Develop confidence to share your experience, or support others to do so
  • Be challenged by what you hear, perhaps feeling angry or moved, but engaged and motivated

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.