Your Solution Story Matters: Shifting from Problem to Possibility

YourSolutionStoryMatters

Your product or service is about more than simply reacting to a problem; you are actively shaping a response to it. You want to be associated with that innovative solution.

Thaler Pekar & Partners offers a practical and efficient tool that communicates your solution in an engaging and positive context, and invites your listener to assist in replicating that success.

Invite your listeners to join you in your solution. Help your listeners become the hero of the story!

Through broad and playful exercises about being conversationally additive and invitational, to practical applications of audience identification and segmentation, to perfecting the sharing of stories about the solutions you offer (and not the problems you address), Your Solution Story Matters: Shifting from Problem to Possibility establishes a solid platform for even more success. 


“I heard you speak this week at MPHA and told you that I was using your storytelling format to present at Rotary about our public health home visiting collaboration with ImagineIF Library in Kalispell, MT. All I can say is THANK YOU!!!!!! It went better than I could have imagined. I had five minutes to describe our work with the Library to offer families literacy kits that were purchased through a small local business grant. The Library is pursuing local support that will allow a continuation and expansion of the kits to more families. I shared a story about a family that received a kit. I put a place in time, described the kids and the emotional and sensory pieces of the story, which included stress, chaos, and a family split by the father having to work away and a mother juggling work, childcare, the start of kindergarten and two rambunctious children on her own. I gave the kids false names to protect their identities; the names helped the audience feel connected.

I added, “Imagine if…every family in our community had increased opportunities for literacy. What kind of an impact would that have on our youth, our adults, our schools, our businesses when the next generation enters the work force with higher literacy rates. What would the impact be on crime and poverty?”

I asked for support from a room of business people, healthcare administrators, and educators. I returned to my table and several Rotary members I was seated with had tears in their eyes and thanked me for the work we do and the collaborations we have built. I received several pats on the backs, many handshakes, three invitations for future speaking engagements, and two completely separate from each other, “you knocked it out of the park” comments!!!!

I owe you a huge thank you. Your tactics really worked!!! What a powerful tool. Thank you for taking time to share your knowledge and skills with us here in Montana.”

– Holly Jordt, Flathead City-County Health Department, Montana

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Upcoming Events & Appearances

April 12, 2018
Persuasive Speaking & Storytelling, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

March 16, 2018
How to Write an OpEd, Institute for Advanced Study

February 15, 2018
How to Write an OpEd, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

February 6-9, 2018
FRANK conference, FL

November 1, 2017
Staff Retreat: Communication & Story Exploration, NYC Bureau of Chronic Disease Prevention and Tobacco Control

October 27, 2017
Storytelling is Only Half the Story, public program, NYC

September 27-29, 2017
Communications Network Conference

September 26, 2017
"The Corporate Communication Function and Social Responsibility", Emerson College, Boston

September 18 & 19, 2017
Oral History Collection, Ireland

September 13, 2017
Storytelling is Only Half the Story: The Value of Narrative Enquiry, Dublin, Ireland

August 16, 2017
NationSwell Council round table, Storytelling for Change, NYC

July 25, 2017
What is Story & Why it Matters to You & Your Clients, public affairs firm, Washington, DC

June 22-25, 2017
Images & Voices of Hope Media Summit

June 22 & 23, 2017
Narrative Team Building Retreat, international nonprofit

June 5, 2017
The Welcome Conference

May 22 & 23, 2017
Communicating Meaning: The Crucial Role of a Leader, public program, NYC

Week of April 24, 2017
Oral History Collection, Bermuda

April 12, 2017
Narrative Leadership Program,
global cosmetics company

March 23, 2017
Writing OpEds, Institute for Research on Women

March 1-3 , 2017
FRANK Conference

February 24, 2017
Finding, Developing & Sharing Your Story, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

February 23, 2017
Why & How True Stories Matter, keynote, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications

February 15, 2017
Montefiore Medical Center ObGYN Advocacy Track