At Brick & Wonder, we’re hard at work on a digital platform to become the source of many professional introductions and meaningful work opportunities. While we’re digital first, we believe in-person connection essential. In the era of digital communities, the relative ease with which we can make connections and maintain them online shouldn’t replace the value of spending time together offline.
What makes a story compelling? How should a vision or brand be expressed? How can a professional convey the value of the work they do?
That’s why we’re hosting informal gatherings of Brick & Wonder members the first Thursday of each month. Early in the morning, over coffee and breakfast, roundtable discussions take place on topics that engage members across our community of professionals from the real estate and design fields.
Our most recent roundtable engaged discussion on The Power of Storytelling. What makes a story compelling? How should a vision or brand be expressed? How can a professional convey the value of the work they do? Architects, designers, contractors, real estate brokers, publicists, and suppliers convened to tell the stories of their work and life, of their brands and businesses. Participants offered feedback to one another, and many observed that the melding of personal and professional anecdotes results in the most compelling narratives. Taren Sterry, executive coach and leadership training professional, was on hand to round out peer critiques. The energy afterwards was palpable. New friendships were forged, perspectives were broadened, and everyone left with a better story to tell.