Unlock Your Ability to Inspire, Influence, and Drive Change Through Impactful Narrative

Great leaders are master storytellers. Stories shape company culture, transmit values, spark action, and unite people behind a shared purpose. Are you using the power of storytelling to inspire your team and drive change?

TrainSMART’s Storytelling For Leaders Workshop equips executives, managers, and aspiring leaders with the framework, skills, and confidence to leverage stories for maximum leadership impact.

In this engaging one-day workshop, you’ll:

  • Craft your own compelling leadership stories from your unique experiences
  • Learn how the world’s top leaders use storytelling to influence, inspire, and motivate
  • Study real-world case examples of effective leadership storytelling
  • Identify the types of stories that convey your leadership vision, values, and more
  • Master techniques for structuring and verbalizing powerful narratives
  • Hone storytelling delivery for in-person or virtual settings
  • Discover how to incorporate storytelling naturally into your communications
  • Create a personal action plan for elevating your leadership storytelling abilities

The Storytelling For Leaders Workshop is led by Donna Steffey and Greg Bliss, both graduates of improv, with extensive design, facilitation, and coaching experience working with executives across all industries. Each has equipped hundreds of executives with the narrative tools to drive strategic business objectives and transform organizational culture through the art of storytelling. Giving them the tools to craft their own stories of their experiences!

Key Benefits:

  • Unlock your innate ability to inspire and influence through narrative
  • Learn to craft compelling stories that convey vision, values, and more
  • Master verbal and non-verbal delivery for audience engagement
  • Gain a framework to apply storytelling to leadership contexts
  • Create post-workshop action plan to guide skill-building

Storytelling For Leaders Training Outline

Here is a draft 1-day training outline for a “Storytelling Training for Leaders” workshop that could be delivered in-person or virtually:

Introduction to Storytelling for Leaders

  • What is storytelling and why is it a critical skill for leaders?
  • Characteristics of Powerful Leadership Stories
  • Examples of great leadership storytelling

Finding Your Stories

  • The types of stories leaders need to tell (vision, values, culture, change, learning from failure, etc.)
  • Identifying your own stories from experience to convey leadership lessons
  • Workshop: Cataloging your story ideas

Crafting Compelling Leadership Stories

  • Basic story framework and storyboarding
  • Telling compelling stories with vivid details
  • Workshop: Outlining the arc for 1-2 of your stories

Delivering with Impact

  • Storytelling presentation skills
  • Matching delivery style to medium (in-person vs. virtual)
  • Workshop: Short practice presentations of stories with feedback

Applying Storytelling Concepts

  • When and how to incorporate storytelling into leadership communications
  • Using storytelling to transmit company culture and values
  • Inspiring change through narrative

Next Steps

  • Develop an action plan for leveling up leadership storytelling skills
  • Where to get more storytelling resources and coaching

Reserve Your Spot Now

This high-impact 1-day workshop will equip you with the storytelling skills top leaders leverage to inspire action, transmit culture, and drive change. Seats are limited – lock in your spot by registering today!

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