April Graves - 1,000 Words

  • 04 Jun 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA


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1,000 Words
presented by

April Graves

Monday June 4th, 2018

Registration starts at 9AM
Program begins at 10 AM

NEW Location:
Holiday Inn 31 Hampshire Street, Mansfield, MA

We’ve all heard the age old adage, “a picture is worth a thousand words”.  With that being said, what would your 1,000 words be worth? What if you could find the perfect verbiage to describe your work?  What if you could articulate to your clients WHY they should work with you? Increase your sales average? Create your business? Tell your story?  Improve your life?

 During this daylong seminar, April Graves will share how she uses the art of story in every facet of running her business.  You will begin to craft your own story, learning how to use some of April’s favorite tools to make your best story come to life. She will teach you how to create a daily operational tool that will aid you in running your business efficiently and effectively, all the while aiming toward your intended goal.  

April will also take you on a virtual tour of her studio and teach you how to intertwine story with sales to increase your bottom line.  With a sales average of $6,000/session, Graves has founded the Art of Storyselling TM.

April will help you find your words and help you develop a language that speaks solely of your business.

You will leave feeling inspired and ready to take the next step in your business so bring your favorite journal and/or laptop and be ready to work!  You will want to choose 2 of your favorite images you have ever made, one personal and one artist’s choice, to have readily accessible on your device.

April Graves is the wife and mother of 2 from the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago and owner/photographer of Light Drawn Studios.  She incorporated her first business by the age of 13 and has been self employed since the age of 23. With over 16 years of experience as a professional photographer, April is truly an expert at intertwining art and emotion into her work.  With a huge philanthropic heart, she is a strong believer in giving back. April is a business coach and a sought after speaker in the photographic industry.


April Graves is the creator and photographer for:

  • The Beautiful Things with Wings calendar which has helped raise over $500,000 to support the Wings organization
  • The SEDOL Children’s Art Gallery in 2013
  • Creator of the Unicorn Project for HARPS

She also photographs for:

  • Quintessential Barrington magazine (since 2008)
  • Biltmore Country Club members (since 2011)
  • Barrington Hills Country Club
  • JWC Publications

 Website:  www.lightdrawnstudios.com

Graves has infused her business and team with her lifelong commitment To inspire the human spirit.

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