20 years of storytelling for business by international trainers and storytellers Speakers' Corner
International trainers and storytellers
Celebrating 20 years of helping delegates in 29 countries make an impact

Storytelling for Business: "Facts tell. Stories sell"

When you tell a story, you bring your ideas to life.

Our 1 day Storytelling workshop provides a step guide to crafting stories and builds the confidence to use these stories to deliver impactful and memorable messaging.

In 20 years we have developed other outstanding workshops:

Selling Ideas Persuasive Presentations Conference Speaking Our One-to-one Coaching

Delegates tell us how much they benefit from two trainers in every workshop (Barry and Sally), meaning they get two objective perspectives on their stories and presentations.

Barry Graham and Sally Clare of Speakers' Corner

Latest Blog Posts

Shall I tell a joke or a funny story?

We’re often asked by delegates whether they should tell jokes or not. We always say: “If it’s funny AND relevant, tell it!” Audiences love a speaker who can entertain them and shows a sense of humour. A friend, Brian Jenner, who is founder of the UK Speechwriters Guild, told us how well a speech went […]

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by Barry Graham

Good Writing

We came across a memo which had been sent out by a large international marketing company to staff and key suppliers on the need for good writing. It pointed out that poor writing reflects badly on a business. It can be time-wasting, costly, even damaging and reflects on the sender. On the other hand, good […]

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by Sally Clare

Looking after your people

If you look after the people who create your wealth, you will win. If you ignore them, you will probably pay for it. We went to New Orleans last month to see for ourselves how this unique city of music, creole culture & food, was doing.  When anyone now mentions New Orleans, you may think […]

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by Barry Graham

All that matters is the first 30 seconds

If you want your audience to listen to your full message, make sure you get them hooked in the first 30 seconds. It used to be said that the perfect pop song lasted 3 minutes. Now all of this is changing because of the way streaming services, like Spotify, pay royalties only if the track […]

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by Sally Clare

Life’s a Pitch

Everybody should have a copy of “Life’s a Pitch” (Bayley & Mavity) by their bedside. We found our copy in a guest’s bedroom with the section on the “Art of Rehearsal” referenced. The opening and closing insights are: The legendary golfer Gary Player was once accused of being lucky. “Yes,” he agreed “and the harder […]

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by Barry Graham

Investing in yourself

Our local adult college is advertising a thousand new courses this September but no presentation or selling courses. It seems a bit short sighted of them, but we know you’re better off going to a Toastmasters Club www.toastmasters.org We had been members and found the clubs friendly, open, inspiring and inexpensive. They allow you to […]

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by Sally Clare