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