PAC World Café on the Power of Storytelling
- Start date
Friday, 1 Jun 2018, 14:30
- End date
Friday, 1 Jun 2018, 17:30
- Faculty Club (17th floor, Tinbergen (H) Building), Erasmus University Rotterdam
On 1 June, the Department of Media & Communication will host a World Café on “the power of storytelling”. This event includes high-profile speakers, a panel session and table discussions.
Storytelling is an important principle to get a message across and to engage audience members, users, customers or citizens in different disciplines, such as in journalism, creative industries, media and marketing departments of organisations and brands. Since the adoption of the internet and social media, this concept seems to be more important than ever -- It is perceived as a powerful tool in our digital era to get the attention of people in a world of information overload.
The concept of storytelling has several layers: On the one hand, a story needs to be created and contains certain elements, such as characters, suspense, humour or visuals. On the other hand, storytelling can be perceived as an activity in which the story is shared with a specific audience, through one or more channels. The sender has a particular purpose in mind by telling the story, the receiver has motivations to pay attention to the story, and give his/her own interpretation – and maybe even contribute to it.
During this World Café, we will explore the various aspects of storytelling, and the importance of it for the media, communication and business field. Our distinguished speakers will share with you how they use storytelling as a powerful way to inspire action.
This event is hosted by the Professional Advisory Committee (PAC) of the Department of Media & Communication. It aims at enhancing the link between our students and the experts in the work field.
In case you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the PAC organising committee via: firstname.lastname@example.org