A Business Storytelling Training teaches you to catalyze action by engaging your clients, colleagues, audiences and teams with true, purposeful and emotionally evocative cross-media stories.
Our Business Storytelling Training is designed to help you and your team become more effective and impactful by optimizing how you communicate with colleagues, customers and managers for the Age of Connection.
This interactive and practical workshop series will teach you a unique Storytelling Process — a “greatest hits” of business strategy, behavioural science, design thinking, mythological storytelling and more, packaged into a logical, easy-to-follow structure that can be applied to any form of organizational communication.
By applying this process, you’ll design messages that are highly visual, creative, multi-layered, collaborative and narrative focused — an ideal approach for winning attention and speaking persuasively to audiences accustomed to engaging with the world through their devices.
Each training can be customized to the needs of your business function, team and organization.
We have entered a new and strange Age of Connection: an era of Fake News and conflagration of emotions. In this new world, feelings are the new facts, and imagimania — the ability to see as a way of understanding — has usurped rationality. By nature, this world creates vast diversity of experience, which manifest as alienation, fear and loneliness. What is needed are new collaborative stories that can usher isolated people and their ideas to communal maturity.
By teaching us to set context, identify key characters and describe an emotional journey, storytelling gives us the language to engage the people we care about clearly and authentically. For business people, storytelling is more than marketing — it’s a way to communicate the purpose underlying our products and services with passion and emotional force.
At a more profound level, the stories we tell ourselves often contain limiting ideas that can compromise our progress. Telling a different story is what breeds hope. By courageously addressing the questions raised through storytelling, we can break down legacy power structures, heal old wounds and restore an optimistic vision of a just and balanced world.
Story teaches us that it’s the process, not the destination that matters; by following this heroic path, as the immortal storyteller Joseph Campbell tells us, “doors will appear where there were once only walls.” In this sense, storytelling is our shared human birthright, and the oldest, most effective tool that we have for designing a better world.
A Business Storytelling Training is designed to help participants communicate a message with more impact and connection. Though the specific subject matter differs from group to group, participants will leave having developed the underlying soft skills that power every human connection.
To figure out the ROI of storytelling in your business, consider: How much is your current story costing you?
How many potential customers can’t understand why what you sell is important? How much marketing spend is going to waste because your story doesn’t stand out among the noise? How much time are your employees spending feeling disengaged and unproductive? How much money are you spending trying to find and hire great talent? How many hours are you spending in meetings struggling to create alignment and debating what to do next? How much sleep are you losing trying to figure out how to hone your personal leadership voice?
You might already be spending much more time and money trying to clarify your strategic story than you had thought.
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Jordan Bower is a business storytelling consultant, trainer and facilitator. His career as a storyteller began with a decade of world travel that culminated with a 316 day walking trip from Canada to Mexico. Along this journey, Jordan learned the art of emotionally powerful storytelling as a mechanism of creating connections and inspiring his own personal change.
Today, as the founder of Transformational Storytelling, Jordan works with clients ranging from corporations to small businesses and not for profits, helping power better, more connected business through the sublime art of storytelling. He is a popular speaker at conferences and ideas festival, including the 2015 Future of Storytelling Summit, where he spoke alongside other speakers Edward Snowden, Al Gore and Margaret Atwood.
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