Understanding the
Economics of Emotion

In Jordan Bower’s engaging and interactive keynote speeches, audiences learn how (and why) to connect their personal and professional narratives to maximize authenticity and influence in the Digital Age.

Meet Storytelling Keynote Speaker Jordan Bower

Helping Audiences Understand the Changing World:
Moving From Facts to Feelings

Jordan Bower is not your standard storytelling speaker. Jordan doesn’t teach audiences cutesy tricks or present fluffy strategies. Jordan helps audiences think about storytelling in a totally different way: not as a transmission of ideas, but as an emotional relationship that connects two people together.

Drawing examples from neuroscience, highly successful ad campaigns, billion dollar Hollywood movies and Silicon Valley, Jordan gives audiences a unique experience in the midst of conferences that can feel like drinking from a firehose. Jordan’s keynote speeches feel more like intimate conversations than lectures. In showing audiences how to relate more effectively with their customers, stakeholders and managers, Jordan relies on the oldest storytelling maxim there is: show, don’t tell.

An inspiring motivational speaker who draws on his personal experiences travelling the world, including his year long walk across America, Jordan’s insights are based on his work as the founder of Transformational Storytelling, and his trainings and consulting work with organizations around the world.

Listening to Jordan speak is an emotional rollercoaster.
He really understands how to present information so that it captures your attention and get it twisting around inside your brain.

— Attendee, Future of Storytelling Summit

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Jordan has the unique ability to make a big room of strangers feel like old friends.

— Attendee, Social Media Camp (Voted Top 10 Best Speakers)

Recent Keynote Speeches

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Thank You For Being Human:
A Storyteller's Guide to the Future of Work in the Age of Automation

Leadership, Managing Millennials, Digital Strategy, Brand & Marketing

Best Audience: Corporate events, Associations, Annual Conferences, Sales Meetings, Leadership Events

In this compelling and unique keynote, Strategic Storyteller Jordan Bower sets the foundation for a visionary story about the future of business. Using fascinating examples from digital marketing paired with cutting-edge insights from behavioural neuroscience, Jordan helps attendees imagine the future of their work and develop an actionable plan for creating valuable and fulfilling work in the Age of Automation.

What You Will Learn

  • the terrifying truth about what digital media has done to our sense of trust;
  • how authentic storytelling naturally creates the type of connections that digital natives crave most;
  • how to create and tell an honest, professional and motivating story that helps you achieve practical business objectives.
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The Art & Science of Strategic Storytelling

Brand & Marketing, Sales, Leadership, Managing Millennials, Culture

Best Audience: Corporate events, Associations, Annual Conferences, Sales Meetings, Leadership Events

Storytelling. You’ve heard of it. You know it’s important. But how do you do it in a professional context? And why does it work so well?

In this thoughtful and engaging keynote, Strategic Storyteller Jordan Bower lays out the art and the science of effective business storytelling. Drawing from case studies, videos, neuroscience and the cutting edge of digital media, Jordan stitches together a clear argument for how business people can integrate their own, personal and unique stories as a way of creating closeness with their co-workers and prospects — closeness that leads to better work, higher sales and greater satisfaction with work and life.

What You Will Learn

  • Understand the science of storytelling, and how it is changing the way we work;
  • a new way of defining a story — not just as a piece of content, but as an emotional relationship between a storyteller and an audience;
  • how to find and tell a personal story in a sales, marketing or leadership context that create results.
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Storytelling for Organizational Change:
Purpose-Driven Leadership in the World of Decentralized Communication

Culture, Leadership, Strategy, HR, People Management

Best Audience: Corporate events, Annual Conferences, Leadership Events

Once, organizational culture was articulated in the C-Suite and driven down through the organization. But in the world of decentralized communication, where every customer is a critic and every employee a potential dissenting voice, the traditional Mission, Vision, Values structure no longer applies.

Just ask Wells Fargo, who cite “What’s right for our Customers” as one of their corporate values.

In a world where the organizational story is told in real time, by everyone, organizational culture will bubble out from a bottom-up, purpose-driven approach to storytelling. In this world, executives will be distinguished by their ability to tell real stories — stories about where the organization has come from, where they are going and  the real, profound and honest lessons they learned along the way.

What You Will Learn

  • the Art & Science of why Storytelling affects us on an emotional level;
  • how to create and tell an honest, professional and motivating story that helps you achieve practical business objectives;
  • how to discover a shared, authentic organizational story, and spread it through your company and out into the world.
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The Mythological Workplace:
A New Direction for Diversity & Inclusion

Culture, Leadership, Strategy, HR, People Management

Best Audience: Corporate events, Annual Conferences, Leadership Events

Issues of gender and identity have grown beyond the portfolio of diversity & inclusion managers to become one of the most profound challenges facing modern managers. Companies as broad ranging as Airbnb and Budweiser have used their position on diversity in their marketing campaigns; companies like Uber and United have been punished by the marketplace for their lack of sensitivity and tact.

But what is the deeper problem? In this compelling and emotionally deep keynote, Strategic Storyteller Jordan Bower takes audiences beneath the data to travel a journey — a solo, 316 day walking trip between Canada and Mexico.  Along the way, audiences will explore the ancient conceit of initiation and ask profound questions about how renewing its importance in today’s workplaces can affect strategy, culture and organizational composition.

Through unique case studies, personal stories and uncommon intimacy, audiences will leave with a new perspective on how to address diversity & inclusion, as well as clear, actionable steps for what to do next.

What You Will Learn

  • the functional role that initiation has played to create alignment around a shared goal;
  • how to create and tell an honest, professional and mature leadership story that creates emotional alignment and motivation;
  • how to discover a shared, authentic organizational story, and spread it through your company and out into the world.

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