What fun I had last night. A packed conference room with more than 60 business owners, joined me at TEDCO’s Builder Fund Speaker Series. I delivered my Executive Storytelling: How Leaders Use Stories to Lead program (event invitation and description).
The attendees asked insightful questions, were curious, had some “aha” moments, and even laughed at some of my jokes.
Originally, I had divided the program into three parts. Since collaborating with Angela from TEDCO, I divided the two-hour program into five parts:
- Engaging Elevator Pitches
- Inspiring Personal Stories
- Better Meetings
- Dynamic Voice & Delivery
- 8 Must-Have Story Types
The participants practiced and revised their elevator pitches and personal business stories with actionable exercises and tools. Pictures below.
At the bottom, find two examples of Ira Koretsky’s videos on storytelling with sales and executive storytelling and/or visit the speaking video web page for all of his videos.
Photography Source: TEDCO, © Copyright 2019, The Chief Storyteller®, LLC. All Rights Reserved.
Testimonials from the TEDCO Program
You're presentation was riveting and relevant, something that is hard to do between 3pm and 5pm on a Wednesday afternoon. Not only was it attention capturing, your presentation was full of golden nuggets of wisdom. I tremendously appreciate your valuable sharing.Tariq Najee-ullahPatent Insider | Patent Agent (Reg. No. 76,696)
Thank you for spending yesterday afternoon with us and presenting the storyteller session at TEDCO. I've been aware of the importance of telling a good story and have tried to use stories in my work for a long time, but the way you broke apart, defined, and then reassembled story components along the various types of stories was truly unique. Moreover, your talk was incredibly and fortuitously timely.Troy TurnerCEO, Mesquite Road Consulting Group
I would like to personally thank you for your stellar presentation to our Builder Fund following and the role that you played in getting our Spring Speaker Series off to a fascinating start. You really captivated the audience’s attention for the full duration of your talk. That was a first of its kind with everyone holding on to your every word so intently and not leaving the room even for one minute.Angela SingletonDirector, TEDCO
Pictures from the Workshop
CEOs work on their personal, business stories
Participants practice voice delivery techniques
Executives practice delivering their business stories
Ira Koretsky helping attendee with her elevator pitch