Why do you need to thinkstory?

Human beings tell stories. It’s what we do when we’re children, when we chat while standing in line with a stranger and when we discuss projects at work.

Stories help people learn, digest and share information. They move us, inspire us, and help us be more creative. Stories seal teams and transmit culture. Stories convey the knowledge needed in today’s business environment far more effectively than the usual business tools can alone. A well-told story makes facts and figures come alive in a way that a slide show cannot.

When businesses and non-profits capitalize on our storytelling nature, it is inevitable that we communicate more effectively, work more efficiently and develop products or services that better meet our customers’ needs. We engage our stakeholders and build stronger organizations. We know who we are, as a company, as employees, as advocates.

When you tell a story, people listen. They remember. And when you listen to your co-workers, employees and customers’ stories, it tells them you care about their needs and input far more than just throwing them an annual party.

thinkstory can help you and your stakeholders develop a constructive storytelling and listening practice. You’ll end up with the tools and training to help each other in the future and to move your organization toward sustainable action.

News updates summer 2018! 

  1. I am delighted to announce the imminent publication of my newest book, From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Crafting, and Telling a Great Story! A compendium of over 25 years of storytelling wisdom, coming soon to a bookstore near you.
  2. I’ve relocated to Minnesota, so if you live in the upper Midwest and are looking for a performer, coach, or consultant, I’m your new neighbor!
  3. My travels continue. I will be in Missouri, Indianapolis, Florida and more over the next few months. Please get in touch if you’d like coaching, a house concert or something else.
  4. I’m expanding my coaching work. If you are looking for affordable, creative, compassionate, clear-headed coaching appropriate for organizations, I’m available in person or via Skype/Hangouts/etc. Let’s talk. 
  5. Lastly, if you book work by the end of the year and mention this offer, I will give you either 10% off your services or a free coaching session. Either way, it’s a minimum of $125 in value. Contact me soon, this is a limited time offer!

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