The Power of Positive Storytelling

Boost positivity and your team’s story skills at the same time.

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Everyone thrives amongst positive and encouraging stories but they’re often in short supply, especially at work. Our brain’s negativity bias conspires against it.

Psychologist Rick Hanson has a neat way of explaining how negativity bias works.  Our brains are  programmed so that negative stories come easy and stick like velcro.  Positive experiences are  much harder to remember - they slip off like teflon.

The good news? Neuroscience now tells us that by focusing and reflecting on positive experiences we can turn this bias around by consciously recalling and sharing positive experiences. 

This masterclass with Moya Sayer-Jones will introduce you to the simplest and most enjoyable way to send the negativity bias packing!  And build positive story awareness and skills into your  everyday communications. It’s called the Sweet Spot.

The Sweet Spot is a simple, enjoyable ritual that your team will love. It’s a time to focus on what’s going right and share some wins. This might be a time you’ve discovered something new, hit on a new idea, felt the rewards of a difficult situation, been pleasantly surprised by a client’s progress.

The workshop will also include

The Sweet Spot masterclass with Moya  is guaranteed fun. And it’s short and sweet too. In 90 minutes you’ll learn how get those positive stories flowing every single week.

  • Understand how positive storytelling can mitigate negativity bias in your team
  • Join a Sweet Spot session to experience the feeling for yourself
  • Learn how to host a Sweet Spot so everyone wants ‘in’
  • Discover how to use your Sweet Spots to build storyskills and gather the stories you need to hear

Who is Moya Sayer-Jones?

Moya Sayer-Jones is on a mission to fill the world with stories. She’s regarded as one of Australasia’s leading story experts and teachers.

For more than two decades, her creative story agency, Only Human Stories, has been working with visionary leaders and NFP’s to find and share their own stories in powerful ways.  Clients include Moya’s clients include:  NZ - Volunteering New Zealand; DIA, YWCA Auckland, Literacy Aoteroa AU - Family and Community Services, Veterans Affairs, NSW Cancer Council, Queensland Health and many more.

In her first career, Moya was well-known as a comic novelist, columnist and screenwriter. Now she brings this same energy and creativity to her work to liberate authentic stories so that people can soar.

See the work:  Join Moya on LinkedIn

Who Should Attend

This workshop is aimed at team managers, HR and people professionals and individuals.

We also offer PRIVATE WORKSHOPS -  does your orginisation or business feel bespoke training would benefit staff?  You could host combined team training to get everyone on the same track which can be delivered online or in-person.   Please email Feona for more information.

Date and Location

Thursday 8 September, 11am - 12.30pm

You will be sent the details to 'attend' this ZOOM meeting once you are registered.

Price & Registration

Morning Workshop
$140 per person inclusive of GST 

Registration process

Payment online is by Debit or Credit Card: VISA, Mastercard or American Express only and there are 3 easy steps to complete the online booking process.

Upon hitting the blue "Complete Booking" button, you will receive an automated email confirming your registration and you will also be a sent in a separate email a Tax Invoice showing your booking as being paid in full by Credit Card. If you have any issues or questions about your booking, please contact Feona Horrex on 0272 040425 or email:

We work hard to ensure that all workshops are cost effective by automating our systems. If you require an invoice (rather than paying by debit or credit card) there will be a $25.00 inc GST surcharge for this, and you will need to supply:

  • The full name and postal address required to appear on the invoice.
  • The contact name and email of the person(s) responsible for authorising this expense and approving payment.
  • Any purchase order references required on vendor invoices.

Please email  if you would like to reserve a place, as our workshops fill quickly.

What happens if you have to cancel?

We know that sometimes your plans can change for many different reasons. Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome to attend at no extra cost. If a substitute delegate is not available and you need to cancel your registration, please be aware of the following:

Up to 7 days prior to the event you will be provided a refund of your registration cost, less a $20.00 inc GST per attendee service charge.
If you cancel within 7 days of the event, you are not eligible to receive a refund. Please note: should your registration not be paid by the time of the event, you are still liable to make the payment. Unpaid accounts may be passed over to our debt collection agency and additional costs may be incurred.
All cancellations must be received in writing via email.
Training is cancellable by GROW with 3 days’ notice if a minimum number of attendees is not met and full refunds will be provided.
Please note: GROW Ltd reserves the right to make any amendments that we may deem to be in the best interest of the forum – it is however very unlikely and we will notify you as soon as possible should this occur.

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Further Details

This workshop will be delivered using ZOOM. Please familiarise yourself with ZOOM, it is very easy and free to use.

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For further details, please contact:
p: 027 204 0425

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