Create Authentic Engagement With Ideas, Projects and Initiatives
A Full-day Workshop for Analysts, Product Managers & Engineers
For internal consultants, project and product managers and other internal analysts, storytelling may seem like fluff, compared to the tangible data that makes up your work. But the way you frame your ideas are intrinsically related to the way they are perceived. Especially when expressing your ideas to external stakeholders, storytelling helps answer questions of why?: why others should care, why they should get on board, why it’s essential to make one choice over another.
The secret to doing this well is to learn how to Think Like a Storyteller. That’s exactly what you’ll get out of this one-day workshop: a tangible set of storytelling frameworks, as well as the guided practice in applying them. By learning to Think Like a Storyteller, you’ll do much more than practice public speaking. You’ll learn how to use empathy to adjust your story for every audience, and how to use compelling frames, suspense and questions to build authentic momementum.
In this session, you’ll learn how to integrate strategy with storytelling to drive meaningful business results.
This workshop is tangible and highly experiential. You’ll come into the day having decided on the story you want to workshop, such as the narrative around a project, product or team. Over the course of the day, you’ll dive deep into this story using a set of powerful and innovative exercises. You’ll leave with new insights into storytelling, as well as tangible work you can apply immediately.
The Storytelling Business Case
Storytelling Fundamentals and Frameworks
Speaking with Greater Authenticity
Empathy and Emotional Intelligence
How to Find and Refine Good Stories
Integrating Tactics with Strategy
Why is Storytelling Essential Now?
Learn the Foundational Frameworks of Strategic Storytelling
Improve an existing story you tell often
Practice using the Strategic Sales Story Design Process, which you can use over and over again with any story.
Teams of analysts, internal consultants, project and product managers, and anyone else who wants to frame data and insight in a compelling and meaningful way.
Jordan Bower’s superpower is bridging strategy & story. The founder of Transformational Storytelling, an innovation consultancy. A graduate of the Richard Ivey School of Business. A compelling keynote speaker. An adept and playful facilitator. A vocal advocate for gender-balanced leadership. Jordan has worked with leaders at start-ups, corporations and foundations across North America. He is based in Vancouver, where he is putting the finishing touches on a book about his walking trip from Canada to Mexico. (It took 316 days and 3 pairs of shoes.)
Jordan worked with my team earlier this year. It was a remarkable experience for all.... even the skeptics! They walked away with concrete improvements and I have seen many put the lessons to work in their everyday interactions to be more effective and influencing.
Executive Director, Corporate Recruiting, Richard Ivey School of Business
Jordan's ability to help us take different views and methodologies and turn them into a cohesive summary understood not only by all the participants, but by others in our organization, is truly amazing.
Director & Board Member, Advocis Canada
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