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We created the most practical, down-to-earth, storytelling program we possibly could. As guides ourselves, we knew exactly which techniques and strategies would ACTUALLY be useful while leading tours.
Extraordinary Storytelling is divided into five core training modules.
All program materials, including videos, transcripts, PDF’s, done-for-you resources, cheat sheets, and workbooks, are accessed online within your personal account.
In order to become a powerful storyteller, we need to make sure we’ve got a solid base to work from. Whether you are just getting started with narratives or an experienced storyteller looking to hone your craft - this module starts with the essentials you need to craft extraordinary stories.
We’ll share the latest and most up-to-date scientific studies on storytelling and what they teach us about how to keep your group engaged. You’ll discover the essential anatomy of a story and techniques for finding great stories in your research. Lastly, you’ll receive tools for transforming your facts, data and statistics into compelling stories.
We will share the full Be a Better Guide Story System - a repeatable process for building an extraordinary story from scratch. We’ll take you through every step, plus build a brand new story right along with you. Included are several story-building worksheets and done-for-you resources. This way you’ll have the tools you need to work on any story you choose - whether its brand new or one of your favourite crowd-pleasers.
In this section, we get practical advice and experience from some of the most iconic storytellers of our generation. We'll hear from Ira Glass, the creator of This American Life, and share his techniques for consistently telling powerful stories. We’ll explore the tricks of the trade from award-winning film maker and creator of Muse Storytelling, Patrick Moreau, and get performance tips from live storytellers like professor TJ Mazzeo.
We’ll make sure you are not committing any of the ‘21 deadly sins’ of public speaking, offer tips for beating boredom, and ways to enhance your stories on the fly. We’ll give you examples of interactive storytelling, props and visual aids that can make a big impact, and even share our best secrets for ‘abandoning ship’. (i.e. smoothly and confidently transitioning out of a story that is simply not working)
In this workshop, we give you the inside scoop on Pixar’s method for consistently crafting great stories. Practical tips, action steps, and best practices from Pixar's very own directors and story artists.
Grab your groups' attention with our ready-to-use guide to great beginnings. Seven plug-and-play hooks to start any story on the right foot.
We’ve handpicked a selection of books, podcasts and TED talks to put you on the fast-track to mastering storytelling. Curated especially for guides, tour leaders and interpreters!
Whether you lead fly-fishing trips or city-tours, run an eco-farm or take people heli-hiking - our step-by-step storytelling system is guaranteed to make you a better guide. Entertaining, engaging and inspiring audiences is what stories do best!
No matter if you tell stories in a more casual and relaxed environment, or are required to speak for up to two hours at a time - Extraordinary Storytelling for Tour Leaders will help you share your knowledge in compelling and memorable new ways.
“I don’t have time"
We totally get it, there are only so many hours in the day. But, as Warren Buffet says, "Investing in yourself is the most important investment you'll ever make in your life." If there is just one skill that can 10x your abilities as a tour leader, storytelling is it.
“I'm not a storyteller"
We used to feel the exact same way. We are firm believers that anyone, anywhere can learn to be a captivating storyteller. It is not some gift you need to be born with. We’ll give you the tools you need to reliably create and tell powerful, engaging stories.
“I don’t have any story ideas"
No problem! We begin the program with a guide to helping you find compelling stories - no matter what kind of tour or experience you lead.No experience is necessary when to join.
LET US BE YOUR COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE!
After completing the program you’ll also receive a personalized certificate. Credentials, awards and certifications are all powerful signals to your potential customers that you are committed to tour leading excellence. Make your business stand out from the crowd!
STEP 1: ENROLL IN PROGRAM
Choose the one-time payment option (saves 15%) or our easy payment plan.
STEP 2: GET IMMEDIATE ACCESS
You'll get full access to the entire program, so you can dive right in!
STEP 3: START BUILDING STORIES
Join our private Facebook group and start building your first story right away!