“If you want to sell anything to anyone, anytime, anywhere, tell them a story and you are more than half way there!”
Jen Strauss uses a balanced formula of relevant stories, current research, mixed media, participation and humor to deliver artfully-crafted keynotes that engage all listening and learning styles. Jen’s audience members are asked to not only listen, but to do something with the new information right away to embed concepts and inspire action!
Why Story Sells
Our human brain has evolved for the purpose of influencing others and we do that best with stories. When we experience a story we use our senses to engage with characters and events. We interpret story by reaching into the memory files of our own real-world experience and connect the story to what is already familiar. At the same time, the parts of the brain responsible for emotion, belief and desire are also activated.
Neuroscience has determined that the human brain is anything but reasonable which gives us an advantage when it comes to sales. It is not external experiences, but what we think and feel about them that determines our response.
A well told story appeals to our intellect and emotions and has the ability to shape beliefs and change minds. Story is the most potent and powerful tool for teaching a new concept, attracting members, convincing donors, providing a service or making a sale.
“Thank you so much for coming to speak to the Ottawa County Speech Pathologists. Your passion for storytelling is both contagious and inspiring. Thank you for sharing your expertise in a way that will allow us to better serve our students.”
-Chelsea Green CCC-SLP, Ottawa Area Intermediate School District, Holland, Michigan
“The effort you put forth to develop a quality presentation served to enhance the knowledge of the persons who attended the conference and contributed to the effectiveness of the Recipient Rights protection system in the state of Michigan.”
-Andrew Silver, Director of Training, Office of Recipient Rights, Michigan Department of Community Health
Want to be inspired for action, motivated to create change, informed, educated and entertained?
Book Jen Strauss to speak at your next:
- Professional Development
- School Assembly
- College or University Event
Choose from one of Jen’s most requested Keynotes or let Jen craft a unique keynote for your event.
- If the Facts Don’t Win Them, Story Will: Why Story Sells (See Jen’s Blog by the same title)
- If You Can Tell It, You Can Write It: Making the Story Telling to Story Writing Connection
- The Power of Story to Heal
- Connecting Communication and Imagination to Education
- Keeping an Eye Out For Coyote: Staying True to Your Path
- Why Do They Act That Way? A Survival Guide for Raising Teens
- Saying Yes to Life’s Adventures … All of Them!
Contact Jen to book a speaking engagement!
“I loved her high energy and even her personal experience with her mom brought a connection and understanding of our organization.”
-Member of the Marketing Team for 42 Presbyterian Home Sites in Minnesota
Jen’s TEDx Pitch
Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, Michigan Region
Kari Kahler, Assistant Dean of Students
Northwestern Michigan College
Parenting Awareness Michigan, Lansing, Michigan
Leanne Beaudry, Coordinator
Oakland County Child Care Council
Keego Harbor, Michigan
Ms. Ann Rosenthal, Conference Chair
Michigan Protection and Advocacy Services Inc.
Ms. Krisina Zwick, Conference Coordinator