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Speaking Workshops

January 14, 2015

Storytelling in Business – The Hybrid Story

Depending on the client and the event, I use stories that can be targeted towards lessons that are applicable in leadership, sales, marketing, fundraising or inspiration. The needs of the client determine what stories I use. My client’s audience isn’t interested in something that happened to me, unless I can relate it to their current […]

September 19, 2011

Corporate Storytelling Skills – Third-Person Story

by Doug Stevenson – Creator of The Story Theater Method for Storytelling in Business I always advise my corporate and private coaching clients to use personal stories whenever possible. Personal stories establish credibility by letting your listener know that your wisdom comes from your life experience, rather than from reading the latest book. Personal stories […]

September 19, 2011

Storytelling Structure – Inspirational Storytelling

The script of your story is your foundation. Without a script, you are hoping to get lucky every time you tell your story. Sometimes you’ll nail it and the story will be great. At other times, your brilliance will desert you. You’ll go out of sequence, forget important details and mess up the point. Or […]

February 27, 2011

Where does a story begin?

Follow along as I develop the story of my journey to Malaysia. Learn from my process how you can develop your stories..

November 10, 2010

Storytelling for Business – Don’t Get Distracted

It’s easy to get distracted and lose your power when you see someone in your audience who looks bored. Learn how to notice what’s going on our there without losing your focus or power.

November 9, 2010

Leadership Training – Inspirational Leadership

Inspirational Leaders accomplish more with less. They get the work of ten people out of five. They empower their people to use their heads and hearts to solve problems.

October 26, 2010

Patience is a Virtue

These are challenging times. Everything seems to happen slower. There is a hesitancy in the world that is causing people to be cautious. While income opportunities continue to present themselves, the pace at which they arrive may feel like watching a snail cross a four lane freeway. If you are frustrated by the pace, be […]

October 4, 2010

Storytelling in Business Workshop – Story Theater Retreat

Discover why over 800 people have attended Doug Stevenson’s Story Theater Retreat. Watch videos. Get details.

August 26, 2010

Make the Body of Your Story More Powerful

The body of your story is not the middle, it’s your body. Learn how to use your body more effectively when telling a story.

October 3, 2009

Engagement Skills – How to Hold Your Audience Attention

Recently, while providing a corporate training for the top sales agents in a large pharmaceutical company, I asked the following question: “Have you ever been speaking, and you look out into your audience and see ‘screen saver eyes’?  You know – that glassy-eyed look that let’s you know you’ve lost their attention?” They all laughed and […]