Rather than telling data, facts, or doing an information dump, stories are what engage and move people to action. For facts and statistics to have relevance, there must first be trust and it’s the stories we tell that establishes that trust. The fact is, if you have no emotional contact, you have no impact. Stories that are brief, true, relevant, engage an emotion and end on a high note, make the difference between position power and personal power for success. One leader said, “Bottom line: Unless you use both your personal and your position power, you aren’t getting the most from your work, your experience, your life or your team.” All leaders must experience this powerful, proven program to make today’s smart managers tomorrow’s leaders — and to build team strength and confidence.
Key components of the program, which can be expanded depending on budget include ––
• A full-day persuasive presentation skills seminar with a competition.
• A full-day storytelling skills in business seminar with a competition.
• A stress management/rehearsal techniques seminar the day before final competition.
• On–camera private coaching sessions for each participant.
• Keeping a daily journal of personal observations on power, persuasion, and influence.
• And, finally, a timed story competition on the theme of persuasion, with strong audience participation by co-workers, friends, and family, who also choose the winners.