Our curated list of themes for 2023
May 18, 2023
Rewards of Perseverance
The last breath, the last step, the last phone call – then there was success!
June 22, 2023
Wired for connection.
July 29, 2023
Facing the fear.
August 27, 2023
Chasing after a feeling.
September 22, 2023
What's the plan?
October 30, 2023
Mental health, or wellbeing… let’s talk about it so we can break the stigma surrounding it.
November 22, 2023
Never failing to answer the call.
December 18, 2023
The good, the bad and the ugly!
frequently asked questions
Q: What happens after I apply to speak?
Q: Something came up! Can I reschedule my call with the Story Architect?
Q: What happens if I miss my scheduled call?
Q: When will I know if I was selected to speak?
Q: How long do I have to submit a video for review?
Q: What tips can you provide to ensure I record a good video submission?
Our value of inclusiveness is designed to ensure non-professional speakers have an opportunity to share their story. So a recording using your cell phone, laptop, webcam is perfectly fine and please keep the following tips in mind:
Imagine that you are recording a video for an audition (because you are).
Be in a quiet setting to minimize any noise (example: music, tv, kids, pets, people speaking in the background) that would distract the reviewer from the story that you are sharing, or make it difficult to hear you speak.
Q: What is your video submission review process?
We have chosen to use a “traffic light” system to review all video submissions as follows:
green light = video submission is OK
yellow light = feedback given
a) video resubmission #1
a1) green light = video submission is OK
a2) feedback given
b) video submission #2
b1) green light = video submission is OK
b2) red light = video submission is not approved
red light = submitted video needs a lot of work, feedback is provided and resources suggested. The Applicant will not be considered for a period of 6 months from the review date.
Q: Why this 6 month period?
Q: Does receiving a “red light” result for my submission impact future applications to speak?
It is meant to bring to your awareness, and provide the space required, to work on the skills, the story or both. If this “work” did not happen then it will be apparent in the next video submission. There is no permanent record, aka “blacklisted”, associated with you which would inhibit your ability to apply to speak at a future show.