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Brendan bookThe principal behind How to Tell a Story is Brendan Nolan.

Brendan is a sought after storyteller, trainer, speaker, and writer of more than 25 years experience.

He helps train people to tell their story who know their business well; but who do not have the communication skills to say what they mean at times.

Brendan delivers full-day training presentations to local enterprises, SMEs, arts organisations and as staff training for corporations.

He was the winner of numerous Toastmaster competitions in his local Toastmasters club where he also served on the committee with the usual year’s stint as President.

Brendan was twice adjudged Transport Journalist of the Year runner-up by the Chartered Institute of Transport in Ireland for business reporting.

He is a member of Storytellers of Ireland; and a former board member of the Irish Writers Centre.

Brendan is author of Phoenix Park a History and Guidebook, (two editions) The Irish Companion, Wicklow Folk Tales. Wexford Folk Tales, Dublin Folk Tales, The Little Book of Dublin,  Barking Mad: Tales of Liars, Lovers, Loonies and Layabouts, Dublin Urban Legends, and Irish Love Stories.
As part of the duo Talepipe he has recorded spoken stories on the CD Irish Love Stories.

His Dublin Folk Tales has been described as being a better tonic for the unwell than spending money on a doctor’s visit.

A client said:
” On behalf of all the members I thank you for visiting us today with the wonderfully varied stories from your repertoire.
Many asked me to pass on their good wishes to you in researching stories and keeping them alive for generations to come.
The stories brought us back to the storytelling of our youth and we finished the meeting with our shoulders down and  tension gone after listening to your lovely relaxed delivery.”

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