Small Business Storytelling Training

Use strategic storytelling to develop a brand, sales and content strategy that gets attention.

Based in Vancouver, BC • Delivered Around the World

About This Training

Telling the story of your product or service is essential in a world where information and attention is at a premium. To make your work stand out, you need to develop a strategic framing, so you quickly and effectively help customers and colleagues get it — and you.

Small Business Storytelling Training helps founders and employees in small businesses find, tell and measure the effectiveness of their business storytelling.

In this highly experiential training, you’ll learn the basics of storytelling by watching movie clips on YouTube and discussing the underlying patterns that naturally grab human attention. Next, you’ll dig into your business to identify the most compelling aspects of your story, which you’ll immediately put into practice by workshopping one of your key storytelling tools, such as sales materials, an About Me bio or a landing page.

As you practice telling your story in these contexts, you’ll learn to think about other storytelling tools you can use to build your brand and increase your sales without having to waste a lot of time developing content. You’ll leave the workshop with a new version of your story which you can immediately test with your target audiences, as well as the foundation of a content strategy which you can use to roll your story out.

  • Frame what you do so that people really get it
  • Differentiate your products and services
  • Tell your story effectively and inexpensively in your real-world location and online
  • Develop a storytelling action plan
  • Learn how to use online tools to validate your direction and identify new opportunities for growth.

Why Business Storytelling?

A radically authentic way of communicating at work

We all tell stories in order to make sense of the world in which we live. By teaching us to set context, identify key characters and describe an emotional journey, storytelling helps us relate to each other on a human level, breaking down the boundaries and power structures of traditional organizations and reinforcing values of inclusion, collaborative work and empathy demanded by the world today.

Get Storytelling's Blueprint

Story is our DNA. Learn the practical, easy-to-understand and timeless storytelling frameworks that apply equally to movies, award-winning ad campaigns and your most important business communications.

Develop a Story Database

Good storytellers create a database of practiced, refined stories ready for any professional scenario. Mine your professional story and transform what you find into attention-grabbing story gold.

Prototype, Test, Adjust, Repeat

Turn story from fluff to strategy. Use the same iterative, data focused process used be tech development teams and build robust storytelling metrics that let you clearly calculate your story ROI.

Design Thinking Exercises

Lecture & Video Analysis


Jordan Bower

About Your Storytelling Trainer

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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