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Workshop Spotlight

Influential Storytelling

 

Transform an anecdote into a story that will inspire your audience and lend you gravitas.

Human beings are literally wired for story—some biologists even theorize that stories are what sets us apart from all other creatures on Earth. Our brains process information in narrative form, and it is through story that we connect with each other and create community. Stories help us remember things because they control the flow of information and, if crafted well, they engage our emotions, which affects our decision-making.

Storytelling is one of the most important skills a leader can develop to inspire others. Your leaders’ ability to tell a compelling story could be the key to inspiring your organization.

 
 
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Materials

The Look and Feel

 

Beautifully designed materials activate participant engagement and elevate the experience to reinforce the learning.

 
 
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An interactive story and card activity allow for rich discussion and self-discovery of key information.

 

Individual worksheets guide the development and refinement of a personal story for influence.

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Full-color takeaways for each participant reinforce key concepts and help retain the learning.

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Formats and Outcomes

Half-Day Experience

Runtime

4 hours

Outcomes

  • Experience an example of an influential story.

  • Explore the science of influence and the super powers of an influential story.

  • Apply the super powers to personal stories.

  • Dissect the elements of story structure as they relate to the super powers.

  • Explore and experiment with story delivery techniques to amplify influence effectiveness.

  • Receive actionable feedback on personal stories that can be applied immediately.

All-Day Experience

Runtime

6 hours

Outcomes

All the outcomes of the half-day experience plus …

  • Additional time for partner, small-group, and large-group coaching and feedback.

  • A robust story-sharing session at the finale of the experience.

  • Action planning for how, where, and when to tell the story following the workshop.



Customized Experience

Runtime

Custom

Outcomes

  • Any combination of outcomes from any of the other formats.

  • Modification to suit organizational context or specialized audiences.

  • Corporate logo and branding on materials.

  • Follow-on one-on-one story coaching with facilitators.

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Client Stories

 
 
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A Customized Experience

We worked closely with the Ross School of Business to develop a fully tailored, annually recurring program for MBA and BBA students that includes a highly customized 4.5-hour in-person workshop and individualized story coaching.

Although the program is offered outside the standard curriculum, it continues to grow year over year, and culminates in an annual sold-out storytelling event.

 
 
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The Standard Experience

We worked to lightly tailor a standard experience for a Minnesota software company’s general employee population.

The topic was chosen by employee demand and hosted by the organization’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

 
 
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Voice of the People

What People Are Saying

 
 

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Interested in Influential Storytelling?

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