Set compelling vision
What's the narrative that will get your execs excited to fund your project? There are 6 to choose from. Learn the 6 and which to use, when.
Boost Your Executive Presence
How you say it matters. Learn body language and voice techniques that make you appear more confident and trustworthy in any board room or stage.
Make an impression right away
Got a roadmap pitch, QBR or new idea pitch coming up? Use your 6 weeks to story-fy your pitch. Get hands-on instructor feedback that is custom for you. Your manager and team will be impressed by the new, storytelling, you.
Connie Kwan has crafted and delivered thousands of stories in her roles as Chief Product Officer and CEO. Whether it's presenting to executives, motivating teams, or convincing candidates to join a company, storytelling is at the heart of her work. In her 15 years spanning enterprise and consumer, SaaS, health, energy and semiconductor, she has told stories on public stages at Google Tech Talk, Health 2.0, and at Atlassian's annual conference. Additionally she has been on panels for Women in Product and Product Pub and was interviewed for a podcast for Practical Product. She understands how to engage different audiences through powerful narratives. She collaborated with actor and theatre director Max Koknar to create the Storyteller Method that turns the art of storytelling into a science. This is the method we will be learning in this class.
Product Managers and people leaders. This class builds influence skills that are applicable for managing up, down and across the organization. If your success hinges on effectively working with people, then this class is for you.
You have a high-stakes event coming up such as positioning yourself for a promotion, launching a product, ideating a new product, fundraising, moving into a new role etc.
You are ready to accelerate your career by building your influence skills, which is the most important one for people-based work.
Weekly LIVE Tutorials
Meet weekly with the class and instructor in real time to ask questions, get answers and anchor your learning.
All class materials are recorded and online. You can access on your mobile or desktop anytime, day or night.
Students are invited to an exclusive Slack channel to interact with other students and get feedback from the instructor,
See benefits immediately
Most students see benefits immediately because we work on a tangible storytelling challenge in the class. Expect to spend 1-3 hours each week on the class.
We meet LIVE online every week for 6 weeks
The session will be recorded for those who cannot attend live.
Each meeting is 30 minutes of discussion, starting at 8:30am PST on Thursdays .
(Timezone translation: 11am EST, 5pm CET, 8:30pm IST, 11pm SGT)
The first meeting occurs one week after the class start date, so you have time to complete the Week 1 material before the discussion.
The dates don't work for you? Check out this self-study option that starts anytime.
Week 1: The Essence of Stories
Week 2: Story Wheel - Preparing to influence up.
Week 3: Craft stories like Hollywood.
Week 4: Storyteller Type Deep Dive
Week 5: Telling your story through words and images
Week 6: Telling your story through voice and body language
At the end of the class, you will have the superpower to articulate a crystal clear product vision. We focus on your ability to influence up, whether that's with your executives, your board or your investors. You will learn how to prepare for and deliver stories that influence. At the end of our classes, you will have a toolbox of ready-to-go stories for articulating product vision and other common leadership scenarios.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. This class qualifies as career development. Many participants are able to use their company's professional development (PD) budget for this class. Check with your employer about this option.
All sales are final, but you may transfer your seat to another attendee before the class starts.
Have you ever done all the research and walked into a meeting with all the facts, but still failed to get your execs on board? Quite likely it’s ‘how’ you tell it rather than ‘what’ you’re saying. Get a breakdown of the ‘how’ so that you can be equipped with the skills to bring execs on board. Never be at a loss again. Know the 6 different ways you can use to convey your message and more.
We also offer a self-study option that allows you start anytime. You'll be invited to the same StoryLab community. Please visit this page for more details on the self-study option. Or if you prefer to be notified of the next cohort instead, sign up here.
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