All About Jason
Jason Reid is not only an entertaining professional speaker but an award-winning storyteller with three decades of experience creating and presenting powerful tales for television, movies and the stage.
Jason first learned how to master spoken-word messaging as a screenwriter, where he pitched movie scripts to impatient Hollywood producers. He then spent 20 years turning complex ideas into engaging true-life stories for television news as a writer, producer and manager.
For past ten years Jason has been a consultant, speech writer and professional speaker – appearing at some of the largest entrepreneur events in North America. Jason’s clients include prominent entrepreneurs, New York Times bestselling authors, and even a frequent guest on Oprah.
Here’s Jason’s story…
Over the years, Jason honed his storytelling and communication skills at CBC National News, Newsworld, CHTV and The Weather Network, where he trained and mentored broadcast personalities in the art of telling better stories.
In addition to a Telly Award and two New York Festivals world medals for storytelling in television, Jason also shocked the broadcasting community by beating out three major networks to win the first annual Adrienne Clarkson Diversity Award for The Weather Network’s Black History and Weather Series.
Leadership Communication Skills
As head of news and information for a well-known television network, Jason was known for being able to effectively communicate his vision to both employees and upper management. In fact, under his leadership, The Weather Network became a respected, and award-winning news and information brand despite the challenges of a limited budget and resources. Jason’s communication skills led to several successful leadership roles involving multi-million dollar projects.
Learning from the best
Jason has learned from some of the best storytellers in North America. He has been taught or mentored by:
- Stuart MacLean (Canada’s Storyteller)
- Frank Pearson (Oscar Winning Screenwriter)
- Lowell Ganz (Oscar nominated writer)
- and many more…
Jason has in turn trained or mentored many broadcasters and professional storytellers such as:
- Walter Alza (renowned actor and acting coach)
- Willam Coulter – Broadcaster CP24
- Ross Hull – Actor and Broadcaster Global TV
- Christine McGlade – Actor, Speaker, Entrepreneur
- Scott Simms – Former Broadcaster and Member of Parliament
- Chris Scott – Meteorologist and Broadcaster
- Jonathan Robinson – Psychologist, Speaker, Frequent guest on Oprah
- Adrienne Arsenault – CBC National News