Learn how to use storytelling in business to increase the impact of your communications and, with that, your ability to persuade, influence and inspire others.
Leadership Through Storytelling training teaches managers, executives and anyone who must regularly engage and motivate others just how storytelling in business works and why it works, so they can put it to work to improve the effectiveness of their leadership communications.
Ever since men and women started communicating, they have used storytelling to share wisdom, create understanding, and make sense of the world around us. From Steve Jobs to Martin Luther King, individual leaders have always used storytelling to connect people to ideas, to each other, and to a strategic vision of the future they want to be a part of and help make real.
At their core, all organizations are human. And humans tell stories. When organizational leaders use storytelling in business communications they tap into human nature and, as a result, engage others in a more human way, bringing more meaning to their work and their workforce.
Our Leadership Through Storytelling training runs deeper that mere information. It taps spirit, emotion, and imagination to connect one person to another in a way that means something to both. Importantly, it also provides clarity of information and thus enables people to come together to work towards a common goal.
Our Leadership Through Storytelling training gives participants a valuable leadership tool to put into their tool chests. Once honed and practiced, business storytelling can be used to enhance the impact of uptake of their communications for a variety of situations, including presentations, one-on-one’s, mentoring, and meetings.
The storytelling training is a combination of subject matter presentation, group discussions, video examples, and individual workshop exercises in which leaders get to put into practice what they have learned. Most importantly, workshop participants will walk out of the workshop with one “killer” leadership story, which they will have refined and practiced telling in front of each other, and which will serve as a model for them to develop other stories to build up their “library.”
“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood, and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.”
In the broadest sense, our Leadership Through Storytelling training is designed to help executives, managers, and anyone who must regularly engage others understand how storytelling in business works so they can put it to work to improve the impact and uptake of their communications. More specifically, leaders participating in this training will walk out of it with…
The Leadership Through Storytelling training was initially developed for senior managers and executives and has become part of the leadership development programs for several Fortune 500 companies. However, it has proven to be highly relevant and effective for anyone who has to regularly present information, and engage and influence others, such as frontline sales people, engineers, scientists, client service teams, trainers and instructors.