Doug Stevenson is a keynote speaker and trainer in storytelling for business

Lead, Engage and Persuade with Storytelling in Business

Are you ready to incorporate storytelling into your corporate culture? Do you want to improve communications, increase sales and soar past your competition? Do you want to make an emotional connection with your employees, stakeholders and clients?

It has been proven that a logical argument will often fail to engage or persuade people to change their thinking or behavior. To make matters worse, bad PowerPoint puts people into a content coma, and dense technical information – while valuable and important – usually works like a sedative on the brain!

People buy on emotion and then rationalize their decision. That’s why facts, data and product knowledge often fail to close the sale. Learn how to tell your story and you will increase sales, improve morale and increase productivity.

  • Develop your corporate story and connect emotionally with others
  • Sell the value of your products and services with client success stories
  • Become a more inspiring leader by sharing your wisdom stories

Storytelling in Business is Serious Business

In Doug’s inspiring, informative and interactive keynote, you’ll experience the power of storytelling to engage, inspire and lead more effectively.

Here are Five Story Rules that Doug teaches in this keynote:

  1. Be Strategic
  2. Find the Iceberg Moment
  3. Create a Yoda
  4. Make One Point per Story
  5. Stick the Landing

Storytelling works because it’s based on the science of how we learn and remember information. When you learn to be a better storyteller, you will be a more effective and charismatic leader with the ability to inspire and motivate your people.

Each customized keynote is a mini-learning experience with powerful research, engaging storytelling, and actionable strategies for measurable results.

Doug has worked with innovative organizations like Google, Microsoft, ConAgra, Coca-Cola, Amgen, and Caterpillar to use the irresistible power of storytelling to capture attention and connect with people in a distracted workforce. Doug has become a conference favorite for his clients who invite him back to teach his innovative Story Theater Method. Doug’s presentations incorporate scientific research, real-world case studies, and, of course, stories that attendees will remember and retell long after the event ends. Audiences leave inspired and motivated to apply Doug’s actionable content.

Doug Stevenson’s Story Theater Method will put a little SHOW in your BUSINESS.

Keynote Programs

Keynote LinksDoug Stevenson delivers a keynote on storytelling for trainers at CUNA conference

I’ve spoken in the US, Australia, Austria, Canada, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, England, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Singapore and Spain.

Leadership Development Training

“We brought Doug Stevenson in to teach his storytelling method to both our senior trainers and our senior management here at Oracle University. He was a huge success. Since that time, I’ve personally used what I learned from Doug and have found it to be practical, valuable and fun. I’ve also hired him two more times to work with other groups. His workshop is both inspirational and very practical, with easy-to-use tools and techniques. I’m constantly looking for opportunities to bring Doug back into Oracle and I highly recommend him. Doug Stevenson delivers!”

– Elizabeth Wiseman, VP, Oracle University

Motivation and Leadership Keynote

“On behalf of Caterpillar Inc. and the nearly 300 Operations, HR and Communications managers who attended our Global Engagement Conference, thank you for a truly awesome session. Your delivery was engaging, enlightening, and entertaining. Your storytelling presentations were the two highest scoring sessions in our entire conference. Your breakout session was also the only standing room only one of the entire conference. As we continue our engagement journey, we must take the next step in communications and generate understanding. Your storytelling methodology and engaging delivery were a great first step. Thank you again for your passionate and persuasive message.”

– Brian R. Gareau, OE + E Manager, Caterpillar

To inquire about Doug’s availability, call 1-719-310-8586 and talk to Deborah Merriman, The VP of Everything.