Storytelling is Only Half the Story

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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.

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!

Interested in customizing this program for your organization or team?
Please contact us.


“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

April 11, 2019
Storytelling and Social Change, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

February 21, 2019
Public Engagement for Academics: The Use and Abuse of Story, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers the State University of NJ

December 14, 2018
Beyond Understanding: Listening for Emergence, NYC

November 15, 2018
NationSwell Summit on Solutions, NYC

October 30, 2018
Listen Better, Hear More, free Waggl webinar

October 24 & 25, 2018
Behavioral Summit, NYC

October 18-21, 2018
National Harm Reduction Conference panelist, New Orleans

October 10-12, 2018
Communications Network, San Francisco

September 25-27, 2018
Participatory Narrative Program, San Diego

September 12 & 13, 2018
Building Narrative Power for Racial & Health Equity convening, NYC

June 21 & 22, 2018
Inspirefest keynote, Dublin

June 11, 2018
Biodiversity Funders Group, Kona, HI

June 7, 2018
Your Solution Story Matters, closing keynote, North Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations

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

March 22-25, 2018
Palliative Care Advanced Narrative Medicine Workshop, Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, NYC

March 20, 2018
Finding, Developing & Sharing Your Success Story, Foundation for Jewish Camp, Baltimore

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

January 18, 2018
Montefiore Medical Center ObGYN Advocacy Track

January 11 & 12, 2018
Grass Foundation, Los Angeles

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

Week of April 24, 2017
Oral History Collection, Bermuda

April 12, 2017
Narrative Leadership Program,
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