Talk Topics

Jason’s talks on masterful storytelling and powerful presentation strategies can be customized for your group, and alternate talk topics can be created for you if necessary.

Keynote speeches and breakout sessions range from 30 minutes up to 3 hours.  Interactive workshops & training sessions can typically run from 90 minutes to 2 days, depending on your budget and needs.

Jason also has virtual versions of many of his programs.

63% of an audience remember stories. Only 5% remember statistics.

Researchers Chip and Dan Heath

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Business Storytelling

Strategic Storytelling for Businesses

Five Steps to Creating Stories that Influence, Educate & Sell

Research has shown that stories are the most powerful way to spread ideas.  However, not all stories are created equal. Some stories inadvertently send the wrong message, while others lack the “legs” to make them shareable.

Jason will demonstrate the crucial steps to telling stories with a clear and powerful message that will engage your audience and inspire them to action.

In this engaging talk, training or workshop the audience will:

  • Discover how stories work on the brain
  • Learn how to use stories to make a connection with your audience, illustrate points of insight, overcome barriers to buy-in, and more.
  • Take away an effective 5-point structure for telling powerful stories that will engage your audience and inspire them to action.

Focus: sales, influence, communication, leadership, workshop/training, virtual version available

Perfect for: sales teams, independent sales professionals, entrepreneurs, business leaders, media professionals, educators

Jason Reid’s Strategic Storytelling program showed us how to communicate our work to both our fans and skeptics. Jason customized his material and taught us how to construct our story with emotion and purpose. He left staff excited, motivated and able to tell better stories.

Krystal Lomas, Credit Valley Conservation

Non-Profits and Advocacy

Telling Effective True-Life Stories with Authenticity and Purpose

A large part of advocacy involves the telling of inspirational true-life personal stories, but telling these types of stories effectively can be a challenge For instance, how do you know what elements to leave in and what to take out? How do you tell the story if you have little time? How can you make a longer story more engaging and entertaining? How do you ensure that your story is on-message while keeping it authentic and true to your experience? 

Professional storyteller, educator and invisible disability advocate Jason Reid bring his decades of experience as a journalist, mentor and professional speaker to help you improve your personal storytelling skills. In this interactive session you will learn:

• an effective five-step system for telling stories with more clarity and power;

• techniques to make stories more engaging; 

• how to overcome challenges related to telling stories about yourself;


• a hands-on storytelling segment;

• question and answer time.

Focus: communication, influence, advocacy and fundraising, marketing , virtual version available

Nearly 9 in ten respondents said a strong narrative or story behind a presentation is critical in maintaining audience engagement.

2018 State of Attention Report Survey of Business Professionals by Prezi.

Talks on Presentation Skills & Leadership Communications

Mastering Virtual and Video Presentations

How to look and sound your best while getting your message across in a virtual world.

Presenting in a virtual world comes with many challenges starting with being properly seen and heard. You also need to be able to engage your audience in the midst of the multiple distractions that inherently come with watching something on a screen. However, by using the same techniques as top broadcasters and turning your presentation into a “show”, you can engage customers, prospects or key stakeholders like never before and present effectively with power.

In this applied educational session, Jason will share many of the techniques he’s learned as both a professional speaker and television producer that will help you come across more effectively. This program is totally customizable to your team or workplace needs.

Focus: communication, presentation and sales skills, fun, general audience, sales, virtual version available

Mastering the High Stakes Presentation

How to create Narratives and Messaging that Inspire Action

In a world of seemingly unlimited facts and pervasive technology, live presentations are still the most influential and powerful communication tool we have. Yet, a 2018 survey showed that 80 percent of business professionals shifted their focus away from the last presentation they watched.

The challenge is that most presenters haven’t been properly trained on how to use the medium effectively. In this program, participants will learn how to create presentations that engage their audience and spread their messages in a powerful way.

Available in keynote, workshop or training form. Takeaways include:

  • Structuring your presentation for maximum clarity, share-ability and retention
  • The one rarely-used prep tool that will make you sound naturally magnetic
  • How to increase audience buy-in, and emotional impact
  • Creating an effective call to action.

Focus: communication, leadership, sales, workshop/training, funny, keynote

Perfect for: leaders, sales teams, independent sales professionals, entrepreneurs, media professionals, educators

Jason’s presentation cut straight to some simple yet effective ways that gave us all a set of immediately useful techniques.
Everyone in the room agreed that this was the best talk we’d ever heard about how to incorporate storytelling, humour and clarity into how we present ourselves professionally. If you have the opportunity to book Jason to speak – grab it!

Julia Kollek, Editors Canada

I booked Jason to speak at my 3 day conference. He delivered a brilliant mix of eye opening content, hilarious tales and deeply touching stories. Every person walked away thoroughly entertained and with excellent strategies they could implement in their businesses right away. Jason is at the top of my list of speakers to bring in for my next conference!

Cindy Ashton, Minerva Enterprises.

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