When you make a presentation or deliver training, does your content stick? Do you engage attention in a way that influences behavior? Do you tell good stories?
Stories work like magic. They activate the imagination, engage attention and stimulate emotions. They frame a concept, teach a lesson or sell a product or service as no other medium of communication can. Just telling a story, however, is not enough. It must be the right story, with the right elements, told in a compelling fashion.
Doug Stevenson is the creator of The Story Theater Method. This method is storytelling technology for anyone who desires to be a more powerful, charismatic and engaging leader, speaker, or trainer. Story Theater is a fusion of the practical and the theatrical. It enables anyone at any level of proficiency to tell a great story.
This interactive, skill-building workshop will show you how to become a more engaging and effective speaker and trainer through the use of strategic storytelling.
Who should attend?
Professional speakers, executives, trainers, business owners, salespeople, HR managers, coaches, community leaders, and more!
During this program participants will:
Learn how to choose effective stories
Learn how to craft a story that makes a point and flows to a powerful climax
Improve their performance and presentation ability with acting skills
Learn how to use a story for maximum impact and memorability
Learn how to perform a conversation between two characters
Learn how to easily and effectively portray a telephone conversation
Learn how to use silence for maximum dramatic effect
There will be a Special Afternoon Bonus Session, 2:30 – 5:30 pm for an additional cost. During the extended afternoon session, Doug will offer 45-minute individual coaching sessions (limited to 3 people). Contact Deborah Merriman: 719-573-6195, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for cost information and to reserve your spot for individual coaching.
You can also attend the extended session and learn by watching Doug coach people on their stories. Contact Deborah Merriman for cost information and to register to watch the afternoon session.
About the Speaker:
Doug Stevenson is a master storyteller and storytelling in business expert. He is the creator of The Story Theater Method, and author of the book: Doug Stevenson’s Story Theater Method, and The How to Write and Deliver a Dynamite Speech System.
His unique methodology combines storytelling structure, acting, comedy, message branding and advanced learning skills in an exciting and innovative training program. Doug conducts advanced train-the-trainer programs, workshops and retreats that teach trainers and leaders how to engage their audiences, customers, and employees and make their message stick. He works with executives, salespeople, entrepreneurs and organizations to inspire and produce results with customized stories, speeches and training.
He is a popular guest speaker at ASTD and National Speakers Association chapter meetings and conferences. He has presented in the U.S., and in 12 other countries around the world. His clients include Abbott Labs, Hewlett Packard, Oracle University, Amgen, State Farm Insurance, Microsoft, Wells Fargo, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Lockheed Martin, The Irish Management Institute and the American Medical Association, and many more.
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