The Power of Purposeful Storytelling™
It is well-established that stories are more memorable and powerful than facts and statistics. Stories are the basis of leadership, coaching, influence, teaching, sales and team culture. Combining exercises in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming), classic story-telling, stand-up comedy, improv, acting and professional speaking, Purposeful Storytelling™ helps participants strategically develop signature and turning-point stories to motivate/inspire/influence team members, customers and audiences in the most engaging and powerful way. Audiences also walk away with a more strategic and engaging approach to writing case studies and testimonials. This presentation can be tailored to cover any or all of the core elements of storytelling, including story structure, performance, humour and titles, descriptions and biographies.
Uke Can Do It!! A musical journey about busting through limiting beliefs
This hugely entertaining presentation is as much about busting through limiting beliefs as it is about demonstrating the Power of Purposeful Storytelling. It mixes story and song as it chronicles Michel’s progress from hopeless non-strummer to guitar-playing gigging performer. It gets the audience laughing and singing along, all the while changing the beliefs and attitudes that might be getting in the way of their results. After this presentation, audience members will be reaching for higher goals with greater confidence than ever. Delivered as a standalone presentation or as an add-on to Purposeful Storytelling, it’s a fun way to kick-off your conference or end it on a high note. It can also be incorporated into a Purposeful Storytelling workshop or keynote, as Michel deconstructs it to show how it embodies the principles and strategies of classic storytelling. Your audience will be singing your praises… literally!
Differentiation as a Platform for Brand (and Personal) Leadership
A differentiated message and brand position is the common denominator that connects leadership in sales and branding to personal leadership. Especially in these uncertain economic times, companies need both personal and business leadership more than ever. This keynote begins by showing audience members why an ability to stand out is the single most important challenge in this – or any economy. It then teaches audience members a simple model for finding the strongest and most differentiating market message for their business, product or service.