This 60-minute presentation will teach training and learning professionals how to design, develop and deliver stories. The goal is two-fold: to help learning professionals understand why and how to use stories in training and coaching, as well as to help these professionals make the case internally for leaders to tell stories as a way to inspire, educate and influence others. We will explore the criteria for effective stories, compare the role of stories of mastery vs. stories of coping, learn the foundations of effective story design, and practice using stories for case studies, coaching, role playing, public speaking, facilitating and more.
Deborah Grayson Riegel, MSW, PCC is a communication skills and public speaking expert who works with professionals across industries to present themselves and their ideas with more polish, passion and professionalism. Her clients range from American Express and the JCC Association of North America to Pfizer and the United States Army. Deborah is a visiting professor of Executive Communications at the Beijing International MBA Program at Peking University, China, where she teaches leaders from multinational corporations how to present in a growing global marketplace. She also teaches public speaking at Fordham Graduate School of Business in New York City – a much easier commute! Deborah is a featured expert and contributor to the New York Times, The Huffington Post, Forbes, Fast Company, Bloomberg Business Week and Fox Business News. Deborah is the author of “Oy Vey! Isn’t a Strategy: 25 Solutions for Personal and Professional Success.”