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The Importance of Storytelling

Storytelling. It is an important component of a successful professional woman’s life – in the boardroom, courtroom, or classroom, in theater and the arts, in research labs, and in any place we find ourselves imparting information. Recognizing the impact and art of articulating a cogent, comprehensive, and powerful presentation in any of these forums,the Epstein Becker Green Women’s Initiative (WI) recently hosted 2011 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Amy Nutt to share with us some insights from her own successful career as a journalist on enhancing our natural ability as women to weave a set of facts into a compelling narrative. (For more information about the WI event and Ms. Nutt’s book, Shadows Bright as Glass, click here.)

For some among us, storytelling may take the form of a personal journey whose iteration is borne out of adversity and challenge. Ingez Rameau, who works in Epstein Becker Green’s Los Angeles office, is one such example. Ingez, an accomplished storyteller/actor, will be performing a very personal story of her poignant journey of love and healing during her incarceration as a child in a post-World War II camp for displaced persons. Her one-woman play, BURN, having opened in Hollywood, is headed for New York City for one night only – November 10, 2011, at 9:00 p.m. in the United Solo Theatre Festival at Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street. (Reviews of the play at are available at The Tolucan Times website and Broadwayworld.com.) If you plan to be in Manhattan on November 10, I hope you will treat yourself to this inspirational theatrical event.