Storytelling is Only Half the Story

A One Day Exploration into Finding, Eliciting & Hearing Stories

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  • Are you interested in gathering stories about the impact of your product or services?
  • Do you desire insight from your customers, or into complex problems?
  • Do you wish to deepen engagement with your varied audiences?

Perhaps you are aware, as one of our clients (a super-smart lawyer and CEO) said, “I know the stories are there; I just don’t know how to find them.”

In this practical program, you will learn how to efficiently — and ethically — find effective and insightful stories.

By listening to stories, you hear things you wouldn’t ordinarily hear. Especially if you are curious about values, beliefs, and emotions (rather than opinion and arguments), asking for stories is as much a form of communication as telling them.

See story from a new perspective. We will explore:

  • How to find the most powerful stories in your team or organization – and from the most powerful people
  • Listening curiously, compassionately, and courageously
  • Avoiding the trap of being told only what people think you want to hear
  • Revealing and transferring knowledge through story
  • Gleaning insight from the stories you gather
  • Creating a collaborative culture that drives innovation and results.

This program is of value to:

  • People leading change initiatives
  • Knowledge managers
  • Content and digital strategists
  • Communication professionals
  • Product developers
  • UX researchers
  • All curious and smart leaders!

Details

  • Friday, October 27, 2017
  • 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks & beverages included.
  • Someplace beautiful in Manhattan.

Register now at the EARLY BIRD RATE for Storytelling is Only Half Story!

Register for this Event Now

“Thaler provided this high-value program to select clients and friends of DHR Communications. It was a great success, with participants evaluating it as, ‘uplifting; fascinating; thought-provoking.’ One political leader said, ‘I found the new perspective on how to ask questions in a way that elicits stories to be really valuable, as well as the challenging perspective on how we need to have an awareness of the power differentials within our own teams.’.” – Catherine Heaney, Managing Director, DHR Communications

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Upcoming Events & Appearances

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

September 27-29, 2017
Communications Network 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 21, 2017
Communicating with Clarity & Conviction, public program, NYC

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