Business Storytelling Training

We help companies engage their clients, staff and leadership to take action and incite behavioral change

Have you noticed these issues?

  • When you present, you’re not getting the kind of attention you want
  • As a sales manager or sales training director, your team isn’t delivering a message that lands deals, despite a great sales playbook or strategy
  • As a CEO, your vision isn’t getting traction with your stakeholders
  • As a people manager, there isn’t a consistent way to manage and transfer critical knowledge, leaving you in a lurk when people exit the company.
  • As a people manager, your onboarding system only describes the culture and values of the organization, without showing them in action.

If you have noticed the above, ask yourself:

Are you telling a compelling story?

Why story?

The human brain is hard wired for story. Scientific studies show us that we remember stories more than data, statistics, and numbers.

We help you leverage the power of storytelling by teaching you how to find, craft and tell stories that resonate while leaving you with a repeatable and scalable method so that you and your teams can keep creating stories that activate you and your audiences.

How does it work?

We offer listening and storytelling training programs, one-on-one coaching and virtual workshops for sales, team building, leadership development, and onboarding.

Business Storytelling Training Program

  1. Discovery phase: We assess where you are with your messaging, identifying what’s working and what isn’t. We identify themes and values that we can build stories around.
  2. Group training online: We gather your team in a 2-hour workshop on Zoom. Everyone learns the Narativ® listening and storytelling method through exercises that result in everyone creating a personal business-relevant story. We create breakout rooms so that people work with and learn from each other, creating a bonding experience they won’t soon forget. They don’t just learn to tell a story, they learn to listen to each other in more productive and engaging ways.
  3. Access to micro-site: The Narativ® storytelling practice platform is designed for your team to reinforce what they learned. Users can practice and submit their stories online so that you can then identify which stories should be showcased for learning purposes and the creation of your own story library.
  4. Story library: We create videos of the people whose stories best represent your culture, your service, your vision, and we populate your own story library with them. The purpose of a story library is for every user to be able to pull from it before their next meeting with a prospect, their next presentation to new hires, or when they need to hit refresh on their vision.
  5. Onboarding: Equipped with recorded videos of your team telling stories that bring to life essential themes and values central to your business, we then create an online course or integrate methodological points and videos in an existing LMS for your new hires. They learn from these stories while instilling in them a sense of belonging from their very first day.

One-on-One Coaching

4 one-hour sessions designed around your needs. We meet you where you are and you end up with a touchstone story that you will be able to come back to and evolve as needed. You will be able to enliven any dry powerpoint deck or set of data, while delivering your content with confidence.

Lead with Your Story

We offer a 3-module virtual workshop for up to 12 participants. The workshop focuses on improving your leadership skills by helping you demonstrate your values through storytelling. Participants work together and learn from one another, creating stories that enliven the driest of powerpoint decks, and engage audiences every time.

Why Narativ?

We’ve been transforming how people engage with their work for the last 20+ years, in over a dozen countries, for Fortune 500 companies, start up’s and large tech firms, across an array of industries. 

What our clients say:

“As leaders, we don’t always have to be stoic and approach our message with a three-point PowerPoint presentation. The personal stories that we have in our own lives help inform why we do the work we do, and how we can then deliver on that and make those stories real for our clients and customers. It was one of the best speaking experiences I’ve ever had.” Matthew Bahl, Vice President, Workplace Solutions Group, Prudential
“Jerome knows storytelling. But he also knows how to teach people to tell theirs. Jerome will find the emotional core, the story within your story, and get you to connect with your audience in a way no one else will.” —Amy Bach, CEO, Measures for Justice
“Narativ provided a coaching session for our presenters before a public Moleskine event. In a single session, they were able to help our group tell more concrete and effective stories. Narativ’s guidance and feedback during the session provided the direction and security that helped our presenters create a connection with the audience. The session also helped the group build a sense of community and made the organizations they represented at the event look human and smart.” —Erik Fabian, former Director of Brand and PR, Moleskine America
“Narativ’s workshop brought to life the power of listening and storytelling in a unique way. They provided a fantastic activity that not only connected the audience emotionally but had a positive impact throughout the rest of the conference.” —Senior Account Executive, IrisWorldwide for client meeting: Diageo
We hired Narativ to improve the listening and presentation skills of our auditors and foster cross-department collaboration. Narativ’s unique approach to improving communication through the age-old art of storytelling provided new tools and techniques we could put to work immediately. We got what we asked for and a whole lot more. —Russell Charlton, Vice President, Internal Audit Global Team, Spectrum

Sales and Team-Building WORKSHOPS and coaching

Our business storytelling workshops focus on teambuilding, coaching and leadership, and sales. Learn more in the PDFs below.

COACHING

Coaching is personalized storytelling crafted by Narativ’s expert listeners/trainers.

Sales Training

Connect personally to products and services—and listen more deeply to your clients.

Team Buildilng

Connect employees to one another to share your values and strengthen your mission.

Teambuilding webinar recording

Turn your employees into storytellers capable of transforming your organization!

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