Strategic Communication Workshop: Tell Your Story, Advance your Career


Nov 06, 2015 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Columbia University, Mathematics Building, Room 203

Storytelling is one of the most potent tools we have for demonstrating our skills and abilities – but we rarely think to use it in the workplace. Stories can be used to bring facts and data to life, transmit an organization’s values and culture, get approval for a budget or new initiative, or demonstrate your skills and accomplishments in a job interview or performance review. In this two-hour workshop, you will get a deeper understanding of why storytelling is so powerful and how you can find, craft, and tell stories to achieve your goals. You will get an opportunity to develop and tell a story that you can use immediately to sell your next great idea or advance your career.

Read our blog post about the event.

About the Speaker

Jane Praeger is the founder and president of Ovid, Inc., a 20-year old strategic communications firm that specializes in speech, presentation, and media training. Ovid's corporate clients have included Nickelodeon, Cartier, Viacom, AT&T, Coach, Estee Lauder, and other technology, entertainment, and professional services firms. On the nonprofit side, Ovid has worked with Harvard University, Columbia University, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, The World Health Organization, The American Public Health Association, NYU Medical School, Doctors Without Borders, Atlantic Philanthropies, Open Society Foundations, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU, the American Jewish World Service and the Ms. Foundation. Ovid’s individual clients include TED talkers, National Book Award winners, rising film stars, and college commencement speakers.

A former writer, producer, and director of documentary films, Praeger has created award-winning programs for PBS, WNET, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Before starting Ovid, Praeger conceived and executed national media campaigns for Pro-Media Public Relations, a social issues public relations firm in New York City, wrote William S. Rukeyser’s nationally-syndicated radio program “Inside Business”, and was the Director of Communications for the Victim Services Agency (now Safe Horizons) in NYC. Praeger received her bachelor's degree with highest honors from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she was also a graduate teaching fellow in literature and film.

For the Communications Practice graduate program, Praeger developed and currently teaches Strategic Storytelling.


Jane Praeger