Never passive. Always active.

Story Mode programs make it easy to learn a lot in a short period of time.

We’re teaching process, using activities that build — one practical concept after another — so your team can connect creative techniques to real-life challenges.

We don’t lecture for an hour at a stretch. We lead lessons and exercises in focused blocks of time. We keep it lively but never too fast to prevent people from grabbing hold of an idea or technique.

Your team will leave feeling capable, enthusiastic, and motivated to stay in Story Mode.

Here are some of our most popular programs:

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creative storytelling techniques to use at work

Tell a Persuasive Business Story

If you’re ready to unlock your creative spirit, #RefuseToBeBoring, and craft business stories that break through to today’s time-pressed, distracted audiences, then this is the webshop for you.
actually be amazing when you’re virtually presenting

Win the (Virtual) Room

To get things done in virtual meetings, you have to get your point across without losing an audience you can only engage through a screen. This webshop will show you how.
let go of corporate jargon and say what you mean

Cut the C.R.A.P.

To get a positive response from your audience, you've got to speak their language. And since corporate-ese is no one's mother tongue, you may need to do some translating.
change your email culture

Work Your Email Magic

For many organizations, email is the most-used workplace communication channel. Yet most people aren’t trained to use it. This webshop is here to change that.

Yes, and ...

Once your team is in Story Mode, you’ll want to keep them there.

Beyond these core workshops, Story Mode works with clients in other ways to build confidence, creativity, and storytelling skills. By pushing up our sleeves and digging into pressing projects with individuals, small groups, and entire teams, we take Story Mode from "that workshop we did that one day" to the way you think, create, and communicate every day.

Here's what creative reinforcement looks like:

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writing by committee doesn't have to suck

Writers Rooms

With confident leadership, a strong grasp on audience and objective, and honest participation from everyone, you can get great results “writing by committee.”
personalized instruction from an expert communicator

Story Whisperer Coaching

When you need 1:1 attention to develop a particular communication skill or get expert advice and direction on a project, this is the answer.
seriously innovative and incredibly fun

Creativity Labs

Experience the energy that results from a roomful of super-charged brains, and walk out with ideas you can use.
extra brainpower, mentoring, and support

Creative Advisory Services

Story Mode can support you in adopting a story—and a story culture—that will reach and inspire customers, team members, and colleagues throughout your organization.

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Tell us! We'd be stoked to invent something just for your team.

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