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.

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

Researchers Chip and Dan Heath
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Sit Right Back and You’ll Hear a Tale

Discover the Secrets to Telling Powerful and Engaging Stories

Stories are at the heart of how we learn, relate and communicate. They can be used to illustrate complex ideas, inspire revolutions or simply entertain us. As a result, they have become the most powerful tool that people and organizations use to influence others.

In this fun and insightful keynote, former journalist and screenwriter Jason shares the secrets behind why well-told stories affect us so powerfully and reveals the tricks that the best storytellers use to keep us wanting more. Along the way he’ll share many of his own insightful and amusing tales from his work in Hollywood, television and the stage.

Entertaining, funny and upbeat, this talk is perfect for opening, closing or lunch at your event.

Focus: communication, entertainment, funny, general audience, sales, keynote

The Power Story

Five Steps to Creating Stories That Satisfy, Influence and Sell!

Recent research has shown that 63% of an audience will remember stories, while only 5% remember statistics, (so chances are you won’t remember this stat). On the other hand, a well told story is not only more memorable, but actually triggers the release of the hormone oxytocin in your audience which stimulates both empathy and trust.

Therefore, whether you’re selling yourself, your organization, or even an idea – stories should play a key role in building connection, consent and buy-in. However, stories only work when you tell the right stories at the right time and in the right way.

In this keynote, seminar, or training, Jason draws on his decades of storytelling experience in broadcasting, speaking and sales.

He’ll show you the five simple, but crucial steps to telling great stories that will have maximum impact and inspire your audience 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 the audience, illustrate points of insight, overcome barriers to action 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.

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

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The Hollywood Touch

How to make your presentations irresistible with these powerful storytelling techniques.

The fact is that your audience is only receptive to your message if you can keep them engaged. Using an entertaining story as your delivery vehicle increases their attention, understanding and eventual buy-in.

Hollywood has long been the gold standard for producing powerful, popular and memorable stories. Now you can make your own presentations just as memorable using the same techniques as masterful screenwriters.

Learn the techniques that will make you a great storyteller including:

  • The magic of scenes and setting.
  • How to add humour and humanity through characters and dialogue.
  • How to create an immersive experience that turns your story into a virtual reality.

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

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

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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

The 90-Second Leadership Message

How to sell change and communicate your vision like a pro

The ability to communicate change and sell your audience on a strategic vision is what separates a manager from a leader. That’s why it’s important to understand how to create messaging that’s clear, insightful, repeatable….and human. Sadly, few managers are actually taught this skill and, as a result, they often make a challenging situation worse.

It’s time to learn the art of messaging that can up-level anyone to leadership. Drawing on his years of experience as a television news director during a time of industry disruption and upheaval, Jason will show you how to create powerful spoken-word messaging that can increase buy-in, and inspire others to share your vision.

Available in keynote or training session, participants will learn how to create concise audience-focused messaging that works, including:

• The three principles to creating short, conversational and shareable messaging that sticks.

• Important techniques that allow you to come across as natural, sincere and powerful.

• A template for communicating any message in 90 seconds. (This can be easily expanded to create longer and more comprehensive presentations.)

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

Perfect for: leaders of all kinds

From Lifeless PowerPoint to Powerful Presentation

How to create a clear, effective and entertaining talk that sells your idea

Presenting your ideas to an audience is one of the most powerful and effective means of communication we have, so why is it that we associate presentations with dread and boredom? Monotone speakers, unclear messages and useless details have made “presentation” a dirty word. Meanwhile PowerPoint has encouraged laziness – allowing speakers to abdicate responsibility for engaging their audience to a inanimate deck of slides.

It’s time to learn how to truly engage your audience.  Jason shares the fundamental strategies of creating a “Power Message” presentation that will sell your idea, and inspire your audience to take action.

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

  • Defining the goals and key messaging of the presentation.
  • Structuring your presentation for maximum clarity, repeatability and retention.
  • How to increase audience buy-in and emotional impact.
  • Creating an effective call to action
  • A simple but rarely-used prep tool that will decrease nerves and make you sound like a pro.

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

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

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