"Marketing is no longer about the stuff you make, but about the stories you tell." Seth Godin
"As a marketing professional, I know that attention spans are at an all time low, and being able to TELL YOUR STORY in an AUTHENTIC way is critical to draw people in and get them interested in you... Laura is the REAL DEAL..."
- Matthew Holmes, Head of Marketing, Ahualoa Farms
"Working with Laura has been a GAME CHANGER. My CONFIDENCE in speaking and presenting has been TRANSFORMED. She helped me CREATE THE STORY of why I do what I do, and sharing that was an experience I will never forget. And after I did I immediately received more business referrals!"
- Delsa Bertelmann, Financial Advisor, 101 Financial
“WOW. Amazing results. After working with Laura I gave my BEST TALK EVER. I was DEEPLY CONNECTED with the audience and it was the BIGGEST APPLAUSE I’ve ever received. Now no matter what I do, whether I continue to be a realtor, run for office, or become a CEO - I will have the TOOLS that will help me be a more POWERFULLY PERSUASIVE speaker and storyteller and HELP EVEN MORE PEOPLE.”
- Minoo Elison, Realtor, Connect Hawaii
It is no secret that "facts tell, stories sell."
But what is elusive is how to tell those stories.
In this course you will learn the essential nine elements that will make your marketing stories captivating, inspiring and memorable.
You'll then use your marketing stories to:
- Make pitches to potential donors for fundraising campaigns.
- Give memorable presentations to potential clients.
- Up your social media/web content game.
- Stand out in a sea of inauthenticity.
Still not sure? Well, this course is definitely for you if:
- A 2020 goal is to grow your business.
- You hate coming off as too "salesy."
- You love your mission and want more people to know about it.
OK. Are you ready? Good, because it's time for you to discover the power of storytelling.
"Great stories happen to those who can tell them." Ira Glass
You guys, I used to be so scared to speak that I once pretended to be sick before it was my turn to introduce myself to a group.
All I had to do was stand up and say, "Hi, I'm Laura." But I couldn't do it. I ran out of the room holding my stomach. In the bathroom I faked heaving sounds incase someone was listening. I was deeply ashamed in that moment. Something had to change. But it would take me another decade until I'd have a breakthrough.
I know it was my childhood stutter that led to my adult speaking anxiety, but one day I stopped blaming it. I accepted it. I even became grateful for it. That acceptance and the strategies I've uncovered to overcome my fear began to change everything. As my voice grew, so did my confidence. But overcoming my fear was only the first step in empowering my voice. Owning my story and learning how to tell it was the real catalyst.
Today I am a public speaking coach, story marketing consultant and an international keynote speaker!
But I'd be lying if I told you I never get nervous anymore or experience self doubt. And occasionally my stutter still awakens. So, I continue to work at improving my speaking skills and challenging myself.
Recently, I took first place in a Toastmasters speech contest! It was definitely out of my comfort zone, but now I can't wait for the next one!
I want to share what I've learned with you so that you too can overcome any nervousness or fears you have towards public speaking and begin to empower your voice.
Connecting with people through public speaking has been one of the most thrilling things I've done and has expanded my life and my business in unexpected and incredibly positive ways.
Something quite astonishing happens when you discover how to connect authentically with your audience - and with yourself. I want you to experience that feeling.
I know you will.
You can learn more about how I help YOU bring your story into the world at www.storyforth.io
"Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world today." Robert McKee
"Starfish and coffee, maple syrup and jam...if you set your mind free baby, maybe you'll understand." Prince
Frequently Asked Questions
"People do not buy good and services, they buy relations, stories and magic." Seth Godin