March 8, 2018 from 9:00am-5:00pm
18000 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92612
Why use visual stories in your presentations? Research shows that visuals are processed 60,000 times faster than words alone, and while people only remember 20% of what they read, they remember 80% of what they see.
The combined power of engaging narrative and effective visuals is a tried and true way to persuade people. And professionals who persuade people rise faster than their peers, convert more customers than their competitors and turn ideas into groundswells. Learn the visual storytelling techniques that will help you connect with, convince, and call your audience to action, now.
Who Enjoys 1Day VisualStory?
Sales & Marketing
This overview of story principles and design thinking can help you customize your slides for prospects, customers, and key stakeholders.
Insights, Analytics, Finance
Craft your content more persuasively. Learn the basics of storytelling and visual design to more clearly communicate.
Do you write and design slides and want to up your game? Spend a day gathering and applying visual storytelling techniques.
What You’ll Get
Early Bird Price $795
Workshop Date & Location
This workshop will be held at Irvine Marriott at 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612.
Decades of Research
We base our workshops on our best-selling books and on our experience working with thousands of clients over 30 years in the presentation business. Sign up for our VisualStory workshop and learn how to stand out.
Get presentation news and insights delivered straight to your inbox.
We can also bring these workshops to your location.
Explore a workshop, and contact us to learn more.
Questions & Answers
Have questions about what to expect at the VisualStory workshop?
Do I need a laptop?
Nope! We’ll build up your skills by coming up with analog stories and improve visual thinking by manually sketching.
If I’m not bringing my laptop, what should I bring with me?
Virtually nothing! All you need to “bring” with you is an idea for a presentation. That can be one you’re working on right now, one you have to give in the future, or one you gave in the past (and want to see how you’d do it differently now). Once, we even had a woman who took this workshop because she wanted to break up with her boyfriend and needed to plan out what she wanted to say. True story.
Wait, this is a workshop about presentations, and it doesn’t involve slides?
So if it’s not about slides, what are we learning?
We’ll let you in on a big secret: the best presentations figure out what they are trying to say before the ever enter into PowerPoint (or Keynote or Google Slides or anything else). And, the best presentations leverage story to resonate with their audience. We’ve seen that in business presentations, in political campaigns, and in societal movements. We’re willing to bet we will see that in your work, as well.
Do I need to be a designer?
Definitely not. If you are a designer, we recommend you check out our Resonate workshop and take a deep-dive into your storytelling skills.
Will there be breaks?
Sure will. You’ll have chances to check your email and stay in the loop. But, overall, we want you focused and engaged throughout the day so you can tell better stories.
Please tell me I don’t have to present at the end of class. Please tell me I don’t have to present at the end of class. Please tell me…
You don’t have to present at the end of class! This workshop is entirely about applying story to your presentation. No presenting necessary (though, shameless plug: we do have a great workshop on how to become a captivating presenter).
My presentations are really heavy in data. Are you telling me I should use story in those, too?
Actually, yes. The numbers themselves are less important than the story they collectively add up to. Maybe the numbers are combining to explain a market trend. Maybe they collectively show the story of why your company’s revenue took off when it did. There’s a story within all that data. This workshop will help you tell it.
Do you offer discounts for group enrollments?
We offer a 10% discount for groups of five or more attending a public VisualStory workshop. Contact us for details.
What are your cancellation and substitution policies?
How can I contact you with questions on public workshops?
Please drop us an email at email@example.com or call us at 650-625-8200.