Learn the science of how to USE stories even if you’re a bit reluctant

We all know that telling stories makes you more powerful in your presentations. It’s how your ideas can change your world. This training is for you if you’re not enthusiastic about “telling stories”… if you’re a Reluctant Storyteller.

What’s included in the Reluctant Storyteller Starter Pack?

This is about story-telling tools to get the job done so we’re going to concentrate on using stories in the real world. Sure, you’ll learn how to tell stories in your presentations but it’s bigger than that, because we’ll look at how using stories will help you and we’ll look at the tools for actually doing that.

We’ll get tactical and we’ll dirty.

It’s going to be about advanced story-telling… using stories to change the way you present and the way the world works around you, so you’re going to get

  • the Reluctant Storyteller short Ebook
  • a timed sequence of emails, each with techniques, tips, tools and tactics … and pointers to videos and other recordings we’ve made just for you.

This is a short, sharp course in story-using. No fluff, no filler and it’s awesome, but… but you have to do the work. There’s no big red shiny help button because at $8.75 one of us is going to have to do the sweating and it can’t be me 😉


Is it right for me?
Only you can be sure, but the chances are good if you know you should use stories more, particularly in your business presentations, but either don’t want to, or don’t feel you’re any good at it.
How is it delivered?
It’s a set of emails with links, videos and so on all included. Make sure to let your email system know to expect them so they don’t get spam filtered! All you need is an internet connection and a decent computer.
What if I don't like it?
Just tell me why and I’ll see what I can do! If you really find it’s not for you, I’ll sort out a refund.
And if I can't make the live sessions?
If you want the results without the work you’re going to be disappointed! This is a short course, so you should be able to handle the diary commitments. If you can’t you should think about joining in next time.
Who's the trainer?
Dr Simon Raybould… I’m an expert in presenting and storytelling – in the real world, not just the make-believe world of big conferences! I’ve written several books on the subject and I’ve got an international client-base and reputation in the field. You can learn a lot more on the presentation genius main website.
Is there a discount?
No. Why? Because it’s already embarrassingly cheap!
Can I see some typical content?
Of course! I’ve put a few links at the bottom or this page, as examples (only!).
How much does it cost?
It’s only $8.75.

I’ll probably throw in some free-bits at some point, too.

How did the Reluctant Storyteller come about?

If you want to know a bit more about the background to the project, here’s an epic (15 minute!) interview with Charlie Whyman of the Curious Marketing Club and me…

What sort of style and content does Reluctant Storyteller include?

Being a reluctant storyteller is about using stories, not just telling them. I started out life as a research scientist (I’ve also been an actor, lighting designer, author, playwright and fire eater!) so the content is about the science of making stories work, not just as entertainment.

So here are a few quick and dirty live broadcasts I’ve done recently which should give you a feel. Storytelling isn’t fluffy.

The three stages of using stories… when you get good enough to not notice that you’re telling stories…

Recovering if you’ve got carried away in your storytelling… in which I get carried away complaining about people who get carried away…

What’s a story matrix and how important is it to get it the right way around? (Very!)

Ready already? You shouldn’t be, really, but if you are, go ahead!