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Speaking Workshops

June 19, 2019

How Storytelling Can Heal an Emotional Wound

I was starting to panic and I didn’t understand why. I got more and more nervous and upset as the day progressed. But why? The story I was going to tell at a local comedy club was one I’d been telling for over 15 years.  This is the the story of how telling a story […]

June 15, 2019

If Your Story Doesn’t Fit – Don’t Use it

There are all kinds of stories: long and short, dramatic and comedic, business and personal. Some stories are big dramatic stories with strong emotions and powerful lessons. Others are smaller stories that simply illustrate a lesson learned from a moment in time. While all stories are not equal, all stories can be appropriate, relevant, and […]

January 14, 2015

Storytelling in Business – The Hybrid Story

Depending on the client and the event, I use stories that can be targeted towards lessons that are applicable in leadership, sales, marketing, fundraising or inspiration. The needs of the client determine what stories I use. My client’s audience isn’t interested in something that happened to me, unless I can relate it to their current […]

September 19, 2011

Corporate Storytelling Skills – Third-Person Story

by Doug Stevenson – Creator of The Story Theater Method for Storytelling in Business I always advise my corporate and private coaching clients to use personal stories whenever possible. Personal stories establish credibility by letting your listener know that your wisdom comes from your life experience, rather than from reading the latest book. Personal stories […]

September 19, 2011

Storytelling Structure – Inspirational Storytelling

The script of your story is your foundation. Without a script, you are hoping to get lucky every time you tell your story. Sometimes you’ll nail it and the story will be great. At other times, your brilliance will desert you. You’ll go out of sequence, forget important details and mess up the point. Or […]

February 27, 2011

Where does a story begin?

Follow along as I develop the story of my journey to Malaysia. Learn from my process how you can develop your stories..

November 10, 2010

Storytelling for Business – Don’t Get Distracted

It’s easy to get distracted and lose your power when you see someone in your audience who looks bored. Learn how to notice what’s going on our there without losing your focus or power.

November 9, 2010

Leadership Training – Inspirational Leadership

Inspirational Leaders accomplish more with less. They get the work of ten people out of five. They empower their people to use their heads and hearts to solve problems.

October 26, 2010

Patience is a Virtue

These are challenging times. Everything seems to happen slower. There is a hesitancy in the world that is causing people to be cautious. While income opportunities continue to present themselves, the pace at which they arrive may feel like watching a snail cross a four lane freeway. If you are frustrated by the pace, be […]

October 4, 2010

Storytelling in Business Workshop – Story Theater Retreat

Discover why over 800 people have attended Doug Stevenson’s Story Theater Retreat. Watch videos. Get details.