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What makes a Hollywood movie a blockbuster or indeed what makes a novel a compelling page turner? There are a bunch of guiding principles these professional storytellers use to keep us glued to their content. What if you could apply the very same approach to your brand or marketing campaign? This session does just that and gives you the time and space to put the process into practice and receive actionable feedback during this advanced course in business storytelling.

Every business must have a north-star narrative that guides and informs all content and people in a way that is both consistent AND compelling. Yet most business narratives tend to be self-congratulating and fail to strike an emotional chord with intended audiences.

During this course, you will create the first draft of a more inspiring brand narrative that you’ll be able to take back into the field. Beyond this, you will discover a total change in mindset – one that will enable you to become more engaging and influential among customers, prospects, stakeholders, employees, channel partners and the media. Your copy will become more persuasive, presentations more powerful, content more colourful and social media more shareable.

You will take with you a story-platform that you may re-use and apply at any time you are facing a blank page. Ultimately, you will learn how to create campaigns and brand stories that will cut through the noise and make a meaningful and measurable impact on your business and career.

Who should attend?

Experienced communicators already aware of the business case for storytelling who want to explore new ways and create fresh ideas outside the confines and constraints of their business. This engaging session will inspire everyone from business leaders among the C-suite (CMO/CEO) - to PR, digital, content marketing and marketers who aspire be at the top of their game.

Learning outcomes

  • Why stories matter – examples from the greatest storytellers of our time
  • The power of narrative and how stories shape the way we feel, think and act
  • How brand storytelling fits into cognitive marketing strategies and what you can do to make your own stories more relatable
  • The art of integrated storytelling - how to create a story hierarchy across your business that keeps everyone and everything on message
  • Making the business case for storytelling to your board
  • Storytelling DNA - how to make storytelling a consistent part of your internal culture


“Really interesting and thought-provoking. Left with something tangible to take away and implement in my role. Would highly recommend!”

Holly Jackson Head of Marketing, Northern Europe Aguettant Ltd

Course Dates

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18 Jan 2024 1d Virtual
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Course Director

Chris Hewitt

Chris is the chief storyteller and CEO of the Berkeley Communications Group. He started his career working as a reporter on national and lifestyle media before moving into the world of business journalism. Chris works with both the CIM and Tech UK as an accredited business storytelling trainer. Areas of specialism include crisis comms, media training, brand messaging and delivering integrated campaigns deploying digital and social media, video storytelling, research and insights, PR, content creation, media relations and events.

Virtual delivery

Our virtual delivery format is designed to deliver engaging and interactive experience using short bursts of content delivery, group breakouts, interactive polls, multimedia case histories and how-to-do workshops.


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