Presentation Skills: Bring Stories to Life for Business
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Presentation Skills: Bring Stories to Life for Business

When: Thursday, June 20, 2019
8:30am-12:00pm | Program begins at 9:00am
Where: TechNexus
20 N. Wacker Dr, 12th Floor
Chicago, Illinois  60606
United States
Contact: Kaylin Berg

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You know that friend who can captivate the attention of seemingly anyone because of their impressive storytelling skills? You know that podcast that has you sitting in your garage for an extra 10 minutes until the episode is over? What about the shine in a child’s eye when you read them a fairytale? That’s the power of storytelling, and this magic doesn’t need to be lost in the business world. Telling stories allows you to make analogies and signal importance in various situations. For drier topics (like that New Hire Orientation you delivered last week), stories provide an exciting twist on monotonous material.

In this riveting course, we share ways to relate to any audience and infuse anecdotes into your presentations. Charts, numbers, graphs, statistics, and business strategies can all be conveyed as exhilarating dramas – it’s up to the storyteller to find that underlying essence and tale. Participants learn the key elements of a narrative and how to parlay their natural storytelling skills in a professional setting. With practice opportunities and hands-on activities, everyone learns how to evoke emotion and connect to your audience with an unforgettable message.

Participants leave this program with the ability to: 

  • Craft an exciting narrative in typical business situations
  • Generate consistently high attention, emotion and action
  • Simplify complex ideas and use analogies
  • Make points more memorable and relatable in anecdotes
  • Use characters, conflict, context, interaction and imaging
  • Avoid lecturing, technical jargon and off-putting formality
  • Prepare in advance to keep the spontaneous, natural feel

This engaging program teaches participants how to use the art of storytelling to enhance the effectiveness of presentations. 

Space at this workshop is limited due to the format of the course. Each company may register up to three employees.



Category Pricing
Member $150
Nonmember $300


Refunds for paid tickets are only available up to five business days prior to the event.


Meet the Speaker:

Greg Tall, JB Training Solutions

Greg Tall is a high-energy speaker, coach and storyteller with over 14 years of experience in talent acquisition and development. Through his facilitation, Greg offers unique and challenging perspectives and relatable stories. His presentations reflect his positivity, sense of humor, and belief that learning happens when our comfort zones are disrupted. Greg holds an M.B.A from the Morris Graduate School of Management, a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and has earned the Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) designations. Greg is a public radio junkie, a shameless abuser of Post-It easel pads, and someone who absolutely insists on having a chocolate chip cookie. Every. Single. Day.

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