My Strategic Storytelling keynotes and breakout workshops help conference attendees create more impactful trust-based communications.
A recent report from Oxford University predicted that nearly 50% of today’s jobs will have disappeared by 2034, including accountants, doctors, lawyers, teachers, bureaucrats, and financial analysts. These roles will be replaced by artificial intelligences that will analyze and compare reams of data, making decisions with higher accuracy and insight than possible by their human predecessors.
Many leading thinkers — such as Netscape founder and Silicon Valley venture capitalist Marc Andreessen — suggest that, in the future, there will be just two categories of jobs: people who tell computers what to do, and people who do what computers tell them to do.
I suggest a third category: storytellers who help people cope.
This compelling and unique keynote ties together marketing, sales, strategy and HR to tell a visionary story about the future of business. Eschewing philosophical speculation, this talk uses compelling examples from social media, cutting-edge neuroscience, marketing and political campaigns to help attendees understand the unexpected way that the Internet has affected our psychology, and develop a compelling strategy for using emotionally powerful storytelling to position their business, their products and themselves for the age of automation.
The next generation of business leaders will rely on the personal stories of their past to chart the future of their organizations. Leaders like Steve Jobs, Brene Brown & Elon Musk are like modern day Superheroes, helping us understand their vision by relating emotionally to the experiences that informed their unique perspectives.
This breakout session walks participants through a step by step process for crafting their own origin story.
Compelling neuroscience suggests that groups that share a “secret” outperform in diverse metrics relating to sales, innovative thinking and retention. But how can anything stay secret in the age of oversharing? In this breakout session, participants learn how to redefine their secret, then follow a step by step process for uncovering and articulating it.
The Age of Automation will require workers to constantly reinvent their jobs, or risk losing them. Creative thinkers are not born geniuses: they have learned specific skills and adopted specific behaviours that, over time, have improved the quality of their creative outputs. Redefining creativity from a one-time act to an ongoing process delivers higher engagement, stronger morale and better results.
In this breakout session, participants engage in an outside-the-box creative practice that will improve their delivery of creative thought.
Diversity is the future of workplaces — diversity of gender, nationality, racial background, language skills, education level and personal experience. The secret to overcoming prejudice is story-sharing. By infusing intimacy into the weekly work cycle, organizations can better reap the benefits that come from diverse perspectives.
In this highly interactive session, participants will support each other in developing effective diversity strategies that can be immediately implemented into their work.