Why Do You Do What You Do?

ANDREA ASKOWITZ + ALLISON LANGER MET IN A WRITING CLASS. FIVE YEARS LATER, THEY STARTED THIS PODCAST BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE STORYTELLING BUILDS TRUST AND CONNECTS PEOPLE.

Andrea Askowitz is a storytelling missionary and believes stories will heal the world. She’s the author of the memoir My Miserable, Lonely, Lesbian Pregnancy and the editor of Badass: True Stories, the Double Album. Her stories have appeared in publications including The New York Times, Salon, The Rumpus, xoJane, Brain, Child, Huffington Post, Mutha, AEON, The Writer, and have aired on NPR and PBS.

Allison Langer is a Miami native, University of Miami MBA, photographer, writer and a single mom to three children, ages 9, 11 and 13. She is a private writing coach, teaches memoir writing in prison and has been published in The Washington PostMutha MagazineScary MommyRavishlyModern Loss and 50GS Magazine. Allison’s stories and her voice can be heard on Writing Class Radio, a podcast she co-produces.

Are you an entrepreneur, organizer, sales rep, philanthropist…trying to sell something or some idea? You need to sell yourself first.

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Andrea + Allison will come to your office and teach your staff how to tell their stories.  Everyone needs to be able to tell the story of their company, which is actually the story of the people behind the company.

To put it crudely: Stories sell. To put it nicely: Stories connect.

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Team building is an unintended consequence of writing class. Students/colleagues always feel more connected to each other once they share their stories. Studies show that workmates who understand each other and trust each other work better together. 

Class includes a writing exercise, which is read aloud and workshopped. Class also includes Writing Class Radio’s top tips for writing true, personal stories.

Class size is unlimited.  

$1,000* for 60 minutes

$1,500* for 2 hours

*Nonprofit and two-day rates are available.

Clients include: Re/Max Advance Realty, Elite South Florida Real Estate, Jewish Federation Leadership Conference, National Council of Jewish Women, Miami Rescue Mission, SHINE, Beth Am Sisterhood, Brandeis Book Club, Aqua Foundation Mentors and Mentees, Broward County Libraries, South Florida Writers Association Mango Writers Conference, Sanibel Island Writers Conference.