The ability to clearly communicate and motivate timely action is considered the single most important skill set of a successful project manager. Research indicates that the “art” of storytelling in a business setting is a key component of successful leadership, up, down and across the organization.
Industry leaders understand the importance of breaking through the business ""noise"" by using storytelling to rewrite the rules of communication. The workplace is saturated with tasks driven by deadlines. And yet, it is only the emotions the individual experiences that lead to creating motivation and driving successful outcomes. To enhance organizational performance while ensuring emotional engagement requires mastering the art of painting verbal pictures; a skill known as storytelling.
We now understand that in a business environment relating only facts or timelines will typically be forgotten or misunderstood. The technique has been greatly discredited and is certainly not shown to be effective in today's complex workplace. The use of effective storytelling not only makes the message memorable, but also relevant and easily shared.
Participants will learn how to use the power of stories to engage, inspire and produce results. Stories spark the listeners deeper understanding and helps the listener grasp and remember the message. In addition, it will inspire and help retain action items with greater detail than just being handed facts.
What You Will Learn
Recognize the use and value of storytelling in leading and motivating
Identify when to use tactical assignments to communicate information and when to use storytelling to motivate others without “micromanaging”
Build personal inventory of useful skills to frame and control arguments and influence individual and team outcomes.
Practice and apply storytelling techniques to create/shape your own memorable stories successfully and shift emphasis based on immediate tactical feedback.
Successfully identify motivational drivers you can use in your storytelling examples allowing to successfully lead rather than just manage projects.
The table below displays the number of professional development units (PDUs) awarded for each PMI® credential, as they align to the PMI Talent Triangle®. Leadership and Strategic PDUs apply evenly across all credentials and Technical PDUs apply only to specific credentials. PDUs will be added in full to all eligible credentials.
9 - 10 October 2018
Los Angeles California, United States
Early Registration: 25 July 2018
Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Los Angeles right after PMI® Global Conference to network, learn and problem-solve with your peers. The small-group, topic-intensive seminars align with the PMI Talent Triangle®, earning you PDUs and CEUs.
12 - 13 November 2018
Chicago Illinois, United States
Early Registration: 1 October 2018
Join our expert SeminarsWorld® instructors in Chicago to network, learn and problem-solve with your peers. The small-group, topic-intensive seminars align with the PMI Talent Triangle®, earning you up to 28 PDUs and 2.8 CEUs.
Register by 1 October 2018 for early bird rates, and through 22 October, save on guest rooms at the Hilton Chicago.
Your registration fee includes breakfast and lunch. SeminarsWorld runs from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Carlene Szostak a proven senior leader with a broad range of experience managing people, process and technology. She is presently a Principal of C Squared, Inc., a global strategic organization.
She has served as the COO of three organizations and a divisional executive at two others. Her background includes management level positions at H&R Block, Fiserv and Scott Paper. She has managed strategic programs for the NFL, NBA, US Olympic Committee, Mattel and General Foo…