Humming Session 13: Finding and making Stories for Impact

Wed 22nd March 2023, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm GMT+10

Our Humming Sessions.

Join our team and incredible guest speaker for a timely topic at this hour long lunch-and-learn. Free for awesome Sponge clients.

It is Online | 29th March at 12pm Brisbane


Finding and making Stories for Impact

Host: Mikey Leung, Co-creator, Digital Storytellers

Impact storytelling is a new field of practice that focuses on the good that’s happening in the world, and supports it by creating stories for the online world. To get your positive impact stories seen and heard it’s important to work on your storytelling strategy, plus also learn some key entry points for the digital storytelling tool you have in your hand — your mobile phone. 

In this practical hands-on session, Digital Storytellers will provide a short introduction to story craft (using the Digital Storytellers’ Story Canvas), and essential tips for mobile-device filmmaking (BYO devices and cameras welcome!). Participants will walk away with access to tools and recommendations they can apply in their digital storytelling channels straight away. 

Mikey Leung, is a storyteller, entrepreneur and a Co-Creator at Digital Storytellers. Mikey brings with him over 15 years of study in the practice of digital wizardry. He has worked as a web designer, radio journalist and travel writer, before finally finding his spiritual home in the moving image. When he’s not behind the camera, he’s out advocating for impact storytelling and helping clients achieve their storytelling goals. He also does a killer rendition of ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time’ on guitar and vocals. He’s also serving at Social Enterprise Australia as the Network Lead, which sees him supporting the leading social enterprise development around the country. 


What is Humming Sessions?

They are monthly lunch-and-learn sessions hosted for our team and our clients’ teams we all hum together even greater! It is hosted by Sponge over Zoom on the last Thursday of each month (excluding holidays), and we bring in an amazing guest speaker (like Luke!) to facilitate an important topic.


The Cost

Free for Sponge clients! You will have been sent a code to use at the checkout to make it so. Non-clients are welcome to attend by purchasing a ticket at the advertised price.

All funds generated through ticket sales are donated to our current Double the Goodness grant recipients. At present there are two:

Detour House Inc, a wonderful organisation that provides accommodation and care to women and girls in the heart of Sydney through two services – Detour House and The Girls Refuge.

Scriibed, an early-stage, female-founded business providing professional transcription and engaging vulnerable women in safe, secure, and flexible employment, wrap-around supports, and partnered programs.


It’s because you are awesome!

It is only through the awesomeness of Sponge clients that we are able to help amazing impact organisations such as these. Together we are able to help amplify their brands, so they can do even more good in the world. On behalf of team Sponge, thank you for being awesome.


Want more?

Check out the lineup of events at Sponge.