Co-Founder and Storytelling Expert
PASSION: To help people keep their stories alive.
Key Prior Professional Experience
The Plot Company, Founder
Master Talks, Founder
Storytelling expert, keynote speaker and author with over 15 years of experience helping executives and companies use emotion in their stories to engage and move their audiences. Disciple and partner of Robert McKee, storytelling guru to major studios, actors, directors, writers and corporations. Developed methodology to integrate screenwriting principles within the business world as well as first storytelling model using a "plot design" method to keep stories alive over multiple iterations. Creator or co-creator of more than 10,000 presentations for over 1,000 clients.
Areas of Expertise
Marketing and communications
Screenwriting and filmmaking
Storytelling and presentation design
Experience encompassing work with major business-to-business and business-to-consumer companies, across multiple market segments, on presentations for significant applications spanning large events, commercial pitches, investor briefings, training, internal marketing, branding, advertising, digital marketing and meetings.
Why Presentations Are Important
“Presentations are one of the most prevalent media for selling ideas and engaging people in the corporate world. It’s often a one-shot, defining moment. A successful presentation must have a single main idea, a plot connecting the messages, a strong protagonist, a structure that presents the world of the main character, resolution of main conflict, and save the best for last.”