“Once upon a time a long time ago there was……
Don’t you want to know more?”
. . . Yes, yes. Tell me more. .Yes, yes . . . is that true? Yes, yes, tell me more…
When Sandra Whiting tells a story, her audiences are fully engaged, because she shares herself and the experience in an interactive way.
Sandra’s stories are not just for transporting children into fantasies beyond their dreams. Her stories are for adults as well. We are never too old to hear a story; never too old to share ourselves or to be transported to magical places.
As a charismatic storyteller, Sandra has told her tales on radio and television, spoken at hundreds of schools, at festivals and at special cultural events.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 45 - 260 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - General
What to Expect
As a Public Speaker and storyteller I reach my audiences by drawing on my positive life experiences and the art of storytelling. My career has revolved around building and bringing positive changes to people’s lives through the telling of stories.
People love stories and I have found that by breaking down complex issues into enjoyable narratives, I am able to get my audience to understand difficult and even boring material much easier because they enjoy the discourse and the positive interaction that good story telling provides.
I want to create a yes-we-can-do attitude in the workplace. I want people to believe in the power within themselves. My speeches motivate and train. My team-inspiring Yes We All Can & the Introduction to The Art of Story Telling for Corporations have empowered audiences over the years and continue to be two of my most sought after speeches.
I have been telling stories for years, to major corporations, social organizations, clubs and schools throughout Canada and overseas. My clients have included; The Toronto Stock Exchange, Aga Khan Museum, Harbor Front Toronto, The Jamaica Canadian Association, Factory Theatre, Mariposa in the Schools and the Empire Club of Canada.
It is fascinating to experience the power of storytelling as it brings changes to the way we work and interact with each other. Whether in the classroom or the boardroom my stories motivate and create a warm and relaxed environment where individuals and teams can get tasks done.
Today, our lives are being constantly reshaped by technology and the options it provides for us to interact with each other. As our society continues to evolve it becomes more challenging to create truly sociable and friendly spaces. And there is the danger of a disconnection in the efficient delivery of information. Good storytelling bridges these gaps and brings a human face to information.
I observe and interpret interesting trends, and provide feedback that will help organizations and individuals develop a positive view of the future.
And I use stories to do so.
Join me and Let’s Talk.
Sandra Whiting is a speaker who delivers her message through the power of storytelling. She does this by sharing her hundreds of stories that can be drawn on to suit any circumstance; she also uses her life experiences, and practical examples from all walks of life. Her motto is Yes We All Can and her goal is to make sure that every member of her audience adapts that attitude before she is finished with them.
In her diverse career Sandra has worked as a TV host, storyteller, newspaper columnist, cultural programmer, animator, event planner and entrepreneur. She is proud that she conceived and got the Jamaican Consulate many distinguished individuals and many volunteers to work on a project that took two years of planning and execution and celebrated in Canada, Jamaica’s fiftieth year of independence.
Sandra has a unique ability to co-ordinate complicated projects seamlessly among multidisciplined and culturally diverse groups. She has been involved in the management of many culturally diverse community programs such as Carnivallisima, Luminateau and Kuumba (annual Black History Month programme). She was also the Cultural Arts programmer for Harbourfront Centre in Toronto and the Managing Editor of Excellence Magazine for Women
Some organizations with which she has worked, include: The Jamaica Canadian Association; Factory Theatre; Mariposa in the Schools; Empire Club of Canada; Royal Bank Small Business Advisory Committee; Member: Canada Council Dance Advisory Board; Juror: Ontario Arts Councilmember: Canadian Broadcast Standards Council; Board member: Metropolitan Convention Centre Fundraising Chair: YWCA; Board Member: Caribbean Cultural Committee; Past President: Obsidian Theatre & Black Business and Professional Association.
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