Stand out from the crowd and build your business storytelling skills fast
In today's data-drive distracted world, if you want business results, you've got to authentically connect with people, keep their attention, and inspire action through narratives.
- Wish you could easily be the star and differentiate yourself from a crowded field?
- Yearn to have more word-of-mouth marketing that draws customers to you?
- Long to speak about your business and be a hit?
- Want to influence people to action and triumph?
- Don't have time to devote to a weekend workshop, yet need to outrun your competition?
Yes, it's frustrating trying to figure out business storytelling on your own
- Trial and error takes way too much time.
- Story confusion, poor crafting skills, and lack of confidence makes your impact in the marketplace much smaller.
- Money and opportunity are left on the table.
But here is what's at stake:
- 71% of employees are disengaged at work; they are not inspired or connected
- 86% of customers say loyalty is primarily driven by likeability
- 83% of customers say loyalty is primarily driven by trust
- Stories travel; 90% of customers are more likely to trust and buy from a company they heard about from someone else
Without stories that draw customers and staff in, engage their emotions and imagination, and build their trust, business is going to get even tougher.
If you want Victory, it's time to take action
This 6-week virtual story coaching program delivers
You’ll be surprised how fast your storytelling skills and influence grows
You've got to stand out from the crowd, influence with impact,
and Grow business
so Crack the storytelling code . . .
. . . with the Story Champions virtual coaching program.
- Get your Origin story done. This is the story explaining your reason for being, what makes you unique, and your impact on the world. It creates emotional connection, trust, and authenticity.
- Build your storytelling skills
- Accelerate your business results
This program brings it all to you in an easy to complete modules
This 6-week virtual coaching program is only available to 15 people
offered only once a year
October 9 - November 17, 2017
Tackle your Origin story – the story of What Makes You Unique
You Origin Story is what propelled you into your business or career, and what you offer that's different from others.
- Find your “why”
- Find your uniqueness (Unique Selling Proposition or USP)
- Find your story
- Find your voice
Gain a story you can use for years to come that will always set you apart from the competition and be in the lead
Use practical tools and plenty of practice sessions to:
- Understand the neuroscience behind storytelling and why it works to strengthen your story crafting skills
- Differentiate stories from boring corporate speak
- Learn the 7 Signature Stories every person needs to tell
- Build your Origin Story for maximum impact
- Acquire essential story preparation skills
- Practice your story in a supportive and empowering environment
- Generate confidence in your storytelling skills
- Make your messages stick
- Discover how to think, speak, and present in stories
- Avoid storycrafting and storytelling pitfalls that trip people up
- Conquer your speaking jitters
- Build trust, connection, and authenticity with audiences so you can win big
- Use your time effectively
- Be inspired and motivated by your own story
- Build your brand
- Show how you make a difference
- Grow your word-of-mouth marketing
- Stand out in a crowded field
- Move people to action
- Increase sales
- Inspire staff and customer loyalty
What doesn't work -- and what does get results fast
After years of individual coaching and group workshops I’ve learned that for any real results to happen – that stick -- you need a small group and specially crafted activities to turn you into a Story Champion.
- Reading a business storytelling book will make you smarter, but not a master storyteller. I know – I wrote the book!
- Multi-day business storytelling workshops are expensive, take time, and often require travel.
- Online courses don’t work. More than 90% never finish them.
My 6-week Story Champions program is a unique delivery system, based on field-tested, time-tested techniques creating success.
This special program is nowhere else available.
It's a 6-week sprint to rapidly build This critical story and your story skills
Runs October 9 - November 17, 2017
Everyone walks into the Story Champions program feeling story challenged in some way.
- At the end of Week 1 past participants are totally astonished by the insights and awareness they are having
- By the end of Week 3 compelling stories are shared
- By the end of Week 6 people are thrilled with their story and their confidence to tell it
The wins add up fast.
Who exactly needs this program?
Anyone who wants to advance their work, their career, forge alliances, and make a difference in the world.
Executives, vice presidents, managers, officers, and anyone who needs to deliver compelling presentations for career success.
Being part of a small group magnifies your learning and maximizes your results
Taking small steps each week creates impressive storytelling skills
Frequent wins swiftly build your storytelling skills
What is included
A unique virtual system 'delivered-to-your-door' of:
- Short snack-able micro-activities
- My feedback suggestions for upgrades within 24 hours every time you submit a new piece
- Worksheets & tools
- Two “I’m stuck!” 20-minute breakthrough laser coaching calls
- Weekly calls for Q&A plus story sharing and coaching to hone your delivery
These storytelling activities soon turn into story practices you’ll do without even thinking
Winning At Storytelling
For an athlete to win, they work at their sport all the time.
That’s what brings home the gold and makes them champions.
The truth is you can’t build storytelling skills in an afternoon workshop or by reading a book.
Mastering storytelling happens through practice. That’s when you see hard-core results. There is no shortcut.
Masterful storytelling doesn’t happen alone – you need a short tailored program with a small group of people to so your learning skyrockets.
I only offer the Story Champions program once a year.
I’m looking for participants who understand practicing and sprinting, and who are willing to go the distance -- who are willing to be Story Champions, so they can make a real difference in their business and the world.
I only take 15 committed people. Are you one of my 15?
Runs October 9 - November 17, 2017
You are not alone. I'm dedicated to your success...
...and with you every step of the way.
I keep track of your progress to cheer you on, make a suggestion, or comment on an insight you’ve had.
During our weekly recorded group calls I share more storytelling tips, and you can ask for help right on the spot. You can even share your story for immediate coaching on how to tell for maximum impact.
I’m there for you 100%. If you commit to this 6-week sprint, your success is ensured.
Come join me. Be one of the 15.
Growing Your Impact, Influence, and Income
Karen Dietz, PhD is a veteran in business storytelling, and is one of the originals in the field. She works with leaders who want to harness the power of storytelling to make a difference, inspire others to action, create engagement plus alignment, leave a lasting legacy, and never be boring.
Even Disney needed a Little Help with Storytelling
In working with stories, Karen draws on her know-how to provide practical experience, guidance, and Just Story It kits that get the job done. Her clients include Walt Disney Imagineering, Chase Manhattan Bank, Avery Dennison, Thrivent Financial, Veterans Administration, Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, Citrix, and Princess Cruises.
Recruited for The Dummies Series
As a speaker and storyteller for business, John Wiley publishers recruited Karen for their Dummies series. Her deeply rich how-to book Business Storytelling for Dummies, was published, quickly praised, and became a bestseller within a year. Since 2005, Karen is featured in a total of 8 books on business storytelling.
An “A” as an Author and Academic
She received her Masters and PhD from the Department of Folklore at the University of Pennsylvania, where the department and was the most advanced place to study in the field when Karen attended. She is also the former Executive Director of the National Storytelling Network, a national association of 2,400 performance storytellers.
Runs October 9 - November 17, 2017
$1747.00 until October 2, 2017; after October 2, $1997.00