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Once Upon a Time at Work

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Date: Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club, 3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, CA
Registration closes on: Monday, Nov 13, 2017 3:00 PM

Once Upon a Time at Work
Storytelling in Business to Pitch, Persuade & Influence


Your elevator pitch is how you sell your idea, your product, your business or yourself when you only have a moment to make an impression. And people are hardwired to respond to stories.

Stories engage people the way logic and bullet points alone never could. Whether you are trying to communicate a vision, sell an idea (or yourself), or inspire action, storytelling is a powerful business tool that can mean the difference between mediocre results and phenomenal success.

Where detailed explanations and arguments can be challenging or complex, everyone can relate to stories.


What you'll learn:

1. Why to use stories in your presentations and conversations
2. Choosing stories that speak to your specific audience
3. Incorporating stories into elevator pitches
4. How to turn a good story into a great story
5. What to emphasize when telling a story on stage
6. What makes a story flop
7. Storytelling tips and tricks to help you be more persuasive and to make your recommendations stick
8. Elevator Pitches: Craft compelling short “speeches” to hook an audience of one or two.


Stories bring us together, help us understand each other, paint vivid pictures, and stick in our memories. Learn to use storytelling to help you make a persuasive point, be remembered, motivate people to action, and to inspire them to take up your cause!



Kristi Royse
CEO of KLR Consulting


Kristi Royse, helps leaders and teams recognize and tap their full potential, develop effective communication, collaboration and leadership skills and ultimately, achieve higher levels of performance. She is a nationally-recognized speaker and a seasoned facilitator whose unique mix of inspiration, motivation, real-world strategies and actionable steps brings measurable success.

Since 1987, Kristi has been coaching executives to be stronger leaders and helping organizations optimize their most vital resource - people.


One (1) CPE credit available. Field of Study: TBD.

CPE CreditsFEI is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Questions regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.learningmarket.org


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Please arrive early for registration!


PAHGCC Tall Trees Room

3000 Alexis Drive, Palo Alto, CA 94304


RSVP/Career Sessions Cost : 

Members and Partners: Please register (included in membership).
Non-Members and Other Chapters: Please register and pay $15.00 online or $20.00 for registrations received after the preceding Friday and “walk ins” at the door.


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