Transforming Columbus Entrepreneurs into Confident Public Speakers to Tell the Story of their Leap to Entrepreneurship

As a former speechwriter for a U.S. Senator, our founder and CEO, David All, learned that telling stories effectively, whether on policy, politics, passion or personal life was a repeatable process. And he learned through the authoring of speeches for others that the process doesn't just end with the speech, but also requires attention to the body language and overall delivery of a story.

We created the Speaker's Bureau to organize and share our expertise and process with our community.

Columbus leader and entrepreneur, Heather Whaling of Geben Communication, wields vulnerability in the telling of her journey to entrepreneurship at Startup Storytellers No. 5: The Leap. Photo by Matt Reese of Commons Studio

Columbus leader and entrepreneur, Heather Whaling of Geben Communication, wields vulnerability in the telling of her journey to entrepreneurship at Startup Storytellers No. 5: The Leap. Photo by Matt Reese of Commons Studio

COMMUNICATION CHALLENGE

For our fifth Startup Storytellers event, we knew that our content, the stories that the entrepreneurs delivered, had to be as great as they could be. In all previous events, we relied on the storytellers to perfect their story, and the results varied.

Truth is, telling your personal story is much more difficult than pitching an idea or your latest business concept. It requires vulnerability, learning the structure of telling a personal story, finding the essential message of a story, and delivering it with confidence.

Entrepreneur Deja Redman owns her story at Startup Storytellers No. 5: The Leap. Photo by Matt Reese of Commons Studio

Entrepreneur Deja Redman owns her story at Startup Storytellers No. 5: The Leap. Photo by Matt Reese of Commons Studio

METHOD: Speaker's Bureau

Led by personal growth coach, Juan Alvarez, our Speaker's Bureau met with all our storytellers over a period of four months both individually and as a group.

We focused on four primary areas in line with the expertise of our team:

Results

Well, you can always check out the livestream of the event to see for yourself!


Are you ready to become a better public speaker? We have the expertise (and patience) to make sure you deliver.