Storytelling for Business Course

Engage your audience in a more passionate persuasive way by using the power of a good story

Storytelling Course - CPD Accredited


Data-driven information tends to speak to people's intellect – while stories stir their imagination and reach their feelings.

That's what makes stories such a powerful tool to engage and motivate.

Storytelling will help you deliver your business messages in more compelling ways.

It will help you communicate with passion and to engage directly with peoples' feelings.

We will equip you with the skills and confidence to use the power of storytelling in business.

Course Objectives

  • The Power of Storytelling
  • Discover Your Innate Ability
  • De-Mystify Telling a Story
  • Bring Facts and Figures Alive
  • Storytelling Techniques
  • Creating a Compelling Narrative
  • How to Structure a Story
  • Making Presentations Dynamic
  • Creating Buy-In
  • Storytelling Elements
  • Opportunities to Practice
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Storytelling for Business Course

If you have any doubts about the suitability of this CPD Accredited Storytelling for Business Course, for yourself or colleagues, please do not hesitate to call us.

We will put you in touch with one of the Lead Trainers, who will be happy to discuss which of our Courses would offer the most benefit.

CPD Accredited Storytelling for Business Course

What Our Delegates Say

"I can say that I’ve been using and encouraging others to use more pausing as well as encouraging them to use more storytelling for purposes of creating a personal connection and engagement. " Bryan D. Bullock - Senior Advisor - BD Medical

Course Content

The course will be tailored to reflect the needs of the delegates on the day.

We will include many of the exercises listed below, and any additional material that the trainers feel is relevant.

Delegate Input

You'll get the opportunity to say why you've come and what you would like to take away from the day.

This allows us to adapt the programme to make sure we meet everyone’s needs.

History of Storytelling

A brief discussion on how we are hardwired to respond to stories and how they can be powerful tools to use in business.

Why Tell Stories?

People love stories and here we explore the neuroscience behind why stories resonate with us.

Jumpstart Storytelling

Without further ado, we jump straight into the first storytelling exercise, inviting the participants to share a story.

Using personal stories from your preparation we will create an emotionally expressive environment for the rest of the day.

Storytelling Elements

We will then unpick the stories people have told in terms of structure and storytelling devices.

This will help you begin to appreciate that we are already natural storytellers.

Sitting Round the Table

Here delegates will 'sit around the table' (Campfire!) weaving storytelling elements into a business idea.

A Different Perspective

Using fairy tales and other classic stories people retell the story from one (often minor) character’s perspective.

We then look at how this impacts on the power of the story and changes how we hear it.

The Most Important Thing

Having heard quite a few stories at this point we look at what people remember, how they remember.

We also explore the question:

  • Can you change the MIT?
  • Why would you want to?
  • What impact would that have?

Bringing Data Alive

Data and facts alone are not enough.

Here we look at how easy it is for assumptions and misinterpretations to be made from incomplete facts, open-ended information and pieces of the puzzle that don't quite connect.

We look at how to use your data and facts to tell the story you want rather than leaving it to chance.

Storytelling Techniques

The majority of the day will be spent introducing a variety of different storytelling techniques that have proven effective in business.

We will offer you the opportunity to apply those techniques to your own situations and challenges.

The choice of technique will depend on the participants’ specific requirements.

Connectives

A look at how connective phrases enhance stories and can build anticipation or tension.

Analogies

Delegates practice creating analogies that help when they have factual information/ numbers /data to deliver in order to help the material become accessible. This exercise can also look at the ‘meaning’ behind numbers.

Story Structure

Here we introduce a variety of story structures, and we will choose three to demonstrate depending upon what would be most appropriate for the delegates on the day.

Business Challenge

Initially working in pairs, delegates will choose a business idea for which they want buy-in.

Using one of the story structures that most fits their personal style, they will write and present a story, building a compelling case for their idea.

Summing Up

To draw the day to a conclusion, we reflect upon the experience (the story) of the day and the tools that were explored.

You'll have the chance to share with the group your highlights of the day

And how you will use your favourite storytelling tool – within the next seven days!

You will identify what will stop you putting this into practice and what support you need going forward.

We will give out Impact Factory documents to support the course.

You'll get copies relevant hand-outs to remind you of the Coursework.

Ongoing Support

Two weeks after the course one of your trainers will call to see how you are getting on.

You will have email and telephone access to both of your trainers.

You'll also have access to a course web page containing

  • Handouts used during the course
  • New supportive material
  • Impact Factory PDF documents
  • Recommended reading
  • Links to our favourite videos

Storytelling Course

The Impact Factory
Storytelling for Business Team

Storytelling - Impact Factory TrainerKatherine Grice
Katherine's skills and passions include Customer Service, Presentation Skills, Public Speaking, Personal Impact and Leadership
Storytelling - Impact Factory TrainerNick Clark Windo
Nick is passionate about the work we do. He specialises in Communication, Assertiveness, Presentation and Teambuilding.
Storytelling - Impact Factory TrainerTina Lamb
Tina's life experiences have perfectly primed her to specialise in personal impact, assertiveness and networking.
Storytelling - Impact Factory TrainerTom Bodell
Tom's expertise is in Presentation Skills, Communication Skills and Storytelling. He also has a fondness for Time Management.

Venue: Storytelling for Business

This Storytelling for Business is limited to eight participants

Open Courses take place at our London training rooms:
Suite 121 Business Design Centre
52 Upper Street
London N1 0QH

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Time: 9.30am to 5.30pm

Standard Cost: £450.00 plus VAT 

Book online or freephone: 0808 1234 909 or email enquiries@impactfactory.com

If you want to book three or more people on to one course, please contact us on 020 7226 1877

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This accredited course is suitable for corporate and public sector Continuing Professional Development Plans and Portfolios.

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If you attend this training and believe you have not benefited, let us know and we can arrange a refund or a free placement on a more suitable course.

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