Rain Bennett - Keynote Speaker

Maximize impact + inspire action  

without wasting time or money  

using the art and science of storytelling.

CONSISTENT CONTENT CREATION

DEEPER AUDIENCE IMPACT

MORE SALES AND DONATIONS

TIMELESS STORYTELLING TACTICS

You Have All the Tools You Need

to become a compelling storyteller

but you don't have the time to learn another social media platform, you can't get the budget approved to get a decent camera for your company, you aren't sure where to start with digital storytelling, which stories work best, or how to tell them effectively!

 

Keynotes

Big picture strategy talks intended to motivate and move the audience to see the path and take that first step. 

workshops

Longer form training sessions focused on techniques, skills, equipment, and production to lay out a step-by-step roadmap.

coaching

One-on-one deep dives to unblock and effectively tell your story by my "finding your unique intersections" exercise.

Your Journey to Becoming

a Compelling Storyteller

1

Schedule a call so we can discuss your goals

2

Decide what type of session best fits your needs

3

see immediate

results  of telling

effective stories!

I was scared, but I had

a story to tell...

In 2012, I set out with a camera and a backpack to travel the world and tell the story of an underground fitness movement that was getting young people off the streets, out of gangs, and off of drugs, as it rose in popularity and became a sport.

No one had heard of me and no one had heard of the sport, so I had no support. I had no crew, cheap equipment, and no budget. But I traveled to over 15 countries building relationships with the community, and focused on finding the true heart of their story. 

After five years, we found our ideal audience and won "Best of the Fest" at the Hip Hop Film Festival in New York City and received global distribution through Red Bull Media.

Now, I take what I learned the hard way through 15 years of making documentaries and use it to help business creatives and marketers leverage the power of storytelling to maximize the impact on their audiences and inspire them to take action, without spending a lot of time or money.

Rain Bennett - Documentary Filmmaker
 
 
Rain Bennett - Raise Up: The World is Our Gym
Hip Hop Film Festival - Best of the Fest

Award Winning

filmmaker

Making Raise Up: The World is Our Gym completely changed my life and the way I look at documentary filmmaking. I started with an idea and a dream, spent the last $1000 in my checking account on a plane ticket to Riga, Latvia, and launched a crowdfunding campaign to travel around the world capturing the stories of calisthenics.

Years later, I'm still in awe when someone sends me a direct message with a picture of them watching it on a plane thanks to my distribution deal with RedBull TV.

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Contributing

writer

In anything I write, I try to help people understand two things: effective communication and deeper connections. I do that by sharing personal stories on my quest to live and work within these values.

My stories, essays, and articles have been seen in publications like Huffington Post, Breaking Muscle, and in over 100 articles in my weekly column at Chapelboro.com.

When you tell someone a story, it creates empathy, understanding, and relatability. People inevitably compare the events in the story to the events going on in their lives. This makes them feel not so alone. And during a time like this, that is imperative.

I could have been plagued forever by the loss of my first big client and the potential awards tied to our work, but instead, I used that perceived failure as a way to launch myself into a new path. That lead to my current client, and my current client is giving me the opportunity to create change.

I remembered a quote often attributed to the late great Dr. Maya Angelou: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” I’m still feeling the effect of our brief meeting over a decade later.

When we are connected by our screens, I think we desperately need to take advantage of the opportunity technology gives us to effect positive change in the world — and we can do that by sharing our stories of struggle and success.

The Storytelling Lab

podcast HOST

The Storytelling Lab covers everything you need to know to tell a story in the most authentic, effective, and efficient way. 

 

I host some of the world's best storytellers to help break down the art and science of storytelling to help you find the heart of your story and the hearts of your audience.

Rain Bennett - Podcast Host, Panel Moderator

what the people are saying

after working with me

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rain {at} sixsecondstories.com

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