BUSINESS STORYTELLING AT A WHOLE NEW LEVEL

I have been in the world of storytelling since 1981, when I was in high school debate. Three years after starting forensics (that’s what it was called back then), I was a New York State debate champion finalist–just 26 of us from the entire state. My debate coach, Mr. H., helped me and my team mates understand the power of effective stories and understand the power of effective delivery–they went hand-in-hand. These lessons, along with countless others over my career, along with plenty of bumps and bruises earned on my own, have made me a much better storyteller and much better communicator.

Some 30 years later, I have been coaching, mentoring, training, teaching, and consulting on business storytelling in 14 countries (testimonials, customers, success stories). From my days speaking publicly on behalf of the US Army as a healthcare IT Public Affairs Officer and Chief Information Officer, to consulting on billion dollar technology programs to the Federal government, to being in leadership roles in marketing and product management, to teaching eager sophomores at the University of Maryland Business School, to performing improvisational comedy for 10 years with ComedySportz, to present day, I have been a business storyteller at heart and in practice.

BECOME THE STORYTELLER AUDIENCES WANT TO HEAR

I designed the Story Coaching Learning Modules for trainers, speakers, and professionals alike. The learning modules are based on The Inspire ActionTM Public Speaking System. The system helps you become the type of storyteller you want to be. AND become the type of storyteller audiences want to hear.

Example Storytelling Learning Modules include:

  • Signature stories
  • Character dialogue
  • 8 must-have story types
  • Attention-getting opening
  • Storytelling for impact
  • Vocal variety
  • Data storytelling
  • Speaking enhancements (our secret sauce)
  • The Story FrameworkTM Fundamentals
  • Better Tomorrow MessageTM
  • Figures of speech
  • Messaging on-the-fly

To see some examples of storytelling in a speaker biography and examples of storytelling used in public speaking, click on the blue boxes below.

Ask about our “Better Presentations Review Service,” where we provide constructive feedback to you based on a video you provide. Instead of a full presentation review, your review focuses on just your story (learn more).

PERSONALIZED SUCCESS PLAN

Together, we will develop a Personalized Success Plan (Story Coaching Plan) to help you reach your goals. I provide BOTH coaching advice and hands-on help. As you build your storytelling skills, I will provide you with a variety of exercises and practice drills for you to work on during and in between our meetings.

I know this is an important investment for you. Let’s schedule a free, initial call and see if we are a good mutual fit.

Before we talk, please ensure your answer to each question is an enthusiastic “Yes.”

  1. I am ready to try new things… that may be uncomfortable
  2. I will diligently try to complete the exercises, practice drills, and preparation on time
  3. I want to invest in my future success

COACHING SUCCESS STORIES / PAST PERFORMANCE

Collaborating for Success

Collaborating for Success

More Confidence. More Viewers.

More Confidence. More Viewers.

“You Saved the Day!”

“You Saved the Day!”

Best Presentation in My “American Life”

Best Presentation in My “American Life”

“The presentation went very, very … very well”

“The presentation went very, very … very well”

“Simplify and tell better stories… Those were my big take-aways”

“Simplify and tell better stories… Those were my big take-aways”

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