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Leveraging the Power of Storytelling
October 28th, 8:30am - 12 pm
GAO Office, Washington, DC
Storytelling is a critical life skill. Why?
Stories are remembered.
In meetings, stories maintain participants’ attention, accelerate learning & consensus-building, and can raise the creativity level of facilitated sessions.
In this highly energetic workshop, you will:
Accelerate your own communication effectiveness.
Understand the value & principles of storytelling and metaphors, and their impact on participation, attention, learning & understanding
Learn and apply techniques that enhance participation, attention, and learning with students, as well as enhance engagement, collaboration, and buy-in with meeting participants.
Improve your story telling, delivery, and impact.
Learn how to help others create their own story.
About Bill Olsen
Bill Olsen is a recovering Naval Officer. He became badly infected by imagineers, creativity gurus and innovation wizards. Applying that, he led his program to win the “Silver Hammer Award” for reinventing government and then guided five other DOD programs to win Silver Hammers. Sharing that, his training became “the most popular electives in the university’s history.” Since then he became a co-founder of MAFN, a Certified Professional Facilitator (CPF) and business owner. Now he facilitates, trains and guides teams to uncork their creativity, for impactful results. He has guided organizations to increase performance, triple their market share, achieve 25 yr. Visions, 5 yr. Goals & 3 yr. Milestones in under 9 months, save billions of dollars, develop breakthrough technologies, change the law, and create award-winning teams. He is a well-honed facilitator, trainer and speaker with a reputation for delivering dynamic sessions, tangible outcomes and strong consensus. He integrates purpose, processes and participants into workshops that are creative and interactive, while also being practical. Okay, they’re fun! Having supported clients in 21 countries and 33 US states to date, Bill Olsen is consistently featured in the global FindAFacilitator.com data base. His mission is clear… to accelerate yours. Register now!