PERSUASIVE
STORYTELLING
SKILLS

A LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION
learning programme available face-to-face,
virtually and as an eLearning

Available as a consultancy service where we create your inspirational story for you!

Stories are the single most powerful weapon
in a leader’s arsenal.

– Howard E. Gardner

 

Why do this?

During your career, you will meet more people than in any other area of our life. And they will frequently have radically different perspectives, interests and concerns from yours.

So how can we win them over when they simply don’t care about your ideas, plans and strategies?

With the magic of stories!

Stories transform us. They have the power to make us think and feel differently. They make indelible marks on our memories. They inspire us to act.

With the advent of social media, we have never before taken in so much information in story format – it is now our vehicle of choice. Furthermore, psychological research has demonstrated that stories are the most powerful communication tools for changing hearts and minds of a sceptical audience.

And this makes it all the more sad that most professionals today are completely lost when it comes to storytelling – the communication master technique of the early 21st Century.

Persuasive storytelling enables you to fully engage your audience and make them care about issues which they previously had little
to no interest in!

What are the benefits?

You will start by learning how to maximize the persuasive power and long-term memorability of your persuasive stories by leveraging narrative transportation theory.

You will master the art of crafting your plot and selecting narrative components for your story which will have a maximum impact on the emotional and intellectual engagement of your audience; as well as learning how to easily modify your story to guarantee it lands with any audience.

Furthermore, you will learn to leverage the three types of inspirational story which will inspire and motivate your audience to solve problems, collaborate with you or seek out new and improved options.

Call us on +44 (0) 7914 691 549 or email us at hello@elcconsultants.co.uk to talk to
a Learning Advisor
about this programme

Key Content

  1. The advantages of narrative persuasion over analytical persuasion and guaranteeing you trigger the most powerful psychological effect by leveraging 3 narrative transportation theory components
  2. Applying the 6-step narrative framework so that you can quickly create powerful stories which enable understanding, simplify complexity, offer clear direction and animate your audience
  3. Modifying the focal points of your story so you can match them to different audience profiles and make sure your message is immediately relevant and persuasive for all stakeholders
  4. Leveraging the 3 typologies for inspiring stories to promote creativity and sharing on the quest for solutions; to energize the team to rise to a challenge; and to inspire trust and collaboration
  5. Weaving empathy and imagery into your story in a way psychologically proven to maximize engagement and increases the memorability and persuasive power of your message over time

This is a practical and engaging workshop backed up by robust theories from psychology and communication theory and with role-play exercises replicating the exact challenges you will face on the job.

Magnet

Master the most persuasive, intuitive
and long-lasting leadership communication tool
to get the buy-in of any stakeholder!

I expected the EMPOWERED AUDIT REPORTS workshop to be a very dry and theoretical course with instructions on how we write reports in Vodafone.

But to tell you the truth, I came home and I said to my wife: “Susan, today I’ve had the most amazing training I’ve ever had!” – and I’ve had some great training!

The training was fantastic – the difference being that the trainer really knew how to bring the message across. The training was very interactive. It not only taught me how to write in the most efficient and professional way but also how to make a powerful connection with the reader.

All in all, we not only learnt how to write reports, but we also learnt how to communicate effectively which I think is the key. That was the real added value of this course.

Dominique Pauwels
Senior Internal Auditor
Vodafone

As a training experience, EMPOWERED FINANCIAL REPORTS took our attention from the very start – not just me, but the whole group.

People were saying: “Wow! It’s 9 o’clock on the day of the first session and we have already defined exactly what the key problem is with our report writing.”

I would definitely recommend this financial report writing training. It’s not just about the books and the materials, but it’s important to learn things that you will remember at work and know how to use.

I immediately applied what I learnt from the training into my real business life. The expertise of the trainer and how the training was delivered was the key to success here. What is delivered is important, but how it was delivered was what I would also like to recommend. In this sense, it was better than 99% of the training I have had till now.

Emre Tor
Corporate Business Account Manager
HSBC

The reason why I chose this training is because I’m writing emails every day – thousands of them! I’ve been trying to handle this volume of writing in the best way possible using some templates which I’ve created, but I wanted to gain more power and control over my word choice.

The training was long enough, and the content was very rich. Also, the Self-Study Tasks and Toolkit were all real lifesavers. I would definitely recommend TOTAL WORD POWER to everybody. After the training, I said to myself, “I wish I’d had this beforehand. So I advise all HR professionals to offer this to the employees in their companies; especially as early as possible in their careers.

What’s more, the TOTAL WORD POWER trainer, Andy Kovacs, was brilliant. He knew how to put the right focus on the training topics and how to keep attention high throughout. He gave the right amount of information, and his performance was meticulous and very impressive. It was a great experience – interesting, engaging and interactive!

Selcuk Candas
Deputy Head of Internal Audit
DenizBank

I think that the topic of report writing is absolutely crucial and, to be honest, I thought that it could not be taught. Writing skills are learnt through on-the-job experience and they are not an easy skill to acquire. EMPOWERED AUDIT REPORTS completely changed my opinion on this and now I’m spending all of my effort to use all of the writing techniques that I learnt.

How to make your sentences shorter; how to get rid of unclear sentences which can confuse the reader; eliminating jargon and terminology; and how to be more economic in the report – these were the most important report writing lessons which I learnt from the course.

But this training offered so much more than just report writing techniques. We learnt so much about the wider subject of effective communication.It’s essential to understand what your stakeholders want to see in your report and to fulfill these objectives. This is a big part of our mission and the course really helped me with this.

I loved that it was so interactive. You have theory and then you have direct participation, so we put what we had learnt straight into practice.

What I also really loved was the trainer’s exceptional presentation techniques. Just attending the training has taught me so much about how to present and how to build up my message logically and make it get through to my audience.

I immediately recommended this training to my line manager, Guido, and to our Country Head. I told them: “You must participate in this training because I’m now going to be using these great report writing techniques which you’re not even aware of.”

Zoltan Gamos
Compliance & Antibribery Manager
Vodafone, Hungary

In my job, I generally communicate with people by writing emails – and it’s really important that the information which I give is short, clear and well-explained. However, when I choose words in English, my explanations often get long.

TOTAL WORD POWER helped me to solve this. I learnt how to choose the right words – professional and sophisticated words – so my emails have become more economic and the writing process has become faster and more efficient. So I’m doing my job so much faster than before.

The delivery of TOTAL WORD POWER was very clear and detailed. Also, it was very visually engaging, so this helped to keep my interest throughout the 2 Live Learning Webinars. It was very practical and it was very interesting.

I would definitely recommend TOTAL WORD POWER to anybody who needs to write lots of emails in English in their job.

Emre Altinoglu
Customer Services Country Manager
Siemens

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