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The Art of Storytelling for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, November 11 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm • Organized By ITEN
Historic Landmark (Old Post Office) 815 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63101


Learn how to get crystal clear on who you need to reach and how to build the message that will best resonate with your target audience. Whether you are looking to attract customers, investors, or even new team members communicating your story in a clear and compelling way is a must for any startup.

As the Founder and Chief Storyteller of VITA LUX Agency, John Knicely aligns people, performance and profits, helping companies of all sizes craft a powerful brand story. John spent 17 years as a news anchor reporter in major markets including St. Louis, Dallas, Seattle and Charlotte finding and communicating impactful stories, and he is now teaching others how to do the same.


Melissa Grizzle
(636) 949-2000
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St. Louis' Custom House and Post Office
Historic Landmark (Old Post Office) 815 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63101
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