Michael Margolis

  • Transformational Business Storyteller

Michael Margolis brings a unique perspective as a cultural anthropologist and social entrepreneur to the journey of world-changing innovation. As the CEO and founder of Get Storied, he runs one of the leading firms devoted to human-centered storytelling. Michael advises many top leaders on messaging and strategic initiatives for clients such as Google, Deloitte, Facebook, NASA, and Greenpeace. Since 2002, Michael has taught thousands of change-agents how to use Narrative in a strategic and principled-manner.

 Michael’s work has been featured in Fast Company, TIME, and Inc Magazine. And he speaks regularly at venues including TEDx, SXSW, and Zappos. He is the author of the Amazon #1 best-seller, Believe Me: A Storytelling Manifesto for Change-Makers and Innovators. Michael is left-handed, color-blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human. You can find him on Twitter @getstoried with over 250,000 followers or enjoy his free training program at www.getstoried.com/redpill.


 

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Branding, Business Communications, Change, Communication Skills, Communications, Disruption, Innovation, Marketing, Sales, TED Talks

  • Travels From:

    California

  • Price:

    $15,000 - $20,000

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Michael Margolis: Disruptive Change

Michael Margolis brings a unique perspective as a cultural anthropologist and social entrepreneur to the journey of world-changing innovation. As the CEO and founder of Get Storied, he runs one of the leading firms devoted to human-centered storytelling. Michael advises many top leaders on messaging and strategic initiatives for clients such as Google, Deloitte, Facebook, NASA, and Greenpeace. Since 2002, Michael has taught thousands of change-agents how to use Narrative in a strategic and principled-manner.

 Michael’s work has been featured in Fast Company, TIME, and Inc Magazine. And he speaks regularly at venues including TEDx, SXSW, and Zappos. He is the author of the Amazon #1 best-seller, Believe Me: A Storytelling Manifesto for Change-Makers and Innovators. Michael is left-handed, color-blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human. You can find him on Twitter @getstoried with over 250,000 followers or enjoy his free training program at www.getstoried.com/redpill.


 

Get Your Story Straight: How to Humanize Your Product, Service, or Design

People don’t buy your product or service, they buy the story that’s attached to it. So it’s best not to start with the data. Because despite the facts on your side, people don’t always believe the numbers. So where should you start? How do you capture the imagination? What creates empathy and relevance? Especially when your product is disruptive, world-changing, or challenges the status quo. Discover what makes a story believable, when inventing the future. In this keynote, you’ll learn from Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, is an educator, anthropologist, and best-selling author. For the last 15 years, he’s taught narrative strategy to Google, Deloitte, Greenpeace, Facebook, and NASA. The son of an inventor and artist, Michael is obsessed with how to communicate world-changing ideas and innovation. He’s a 2 time TEDx speaker, featured in Fast Company, TIME, and Wired. He’s also left-handed, color-blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human. You can enjoy Michael’s story philosophy on Twitter @getstoried where he shares a feast of tips and ideas daily to 250,000 fans. Attendees will learn:  

  • How to tell your personal story in less than 2 minutes
  • 3-part framework for getting your business story straight
  • How to transform dry facts and data into a compelling narrative
  • Storytelling techniques that make your breakthrough ideas stick
  • How to increase the perceived value of anything you’re working on

 

The Future of... Storytelling and the Changing Face of our Industry

How do we better communicate the role and value of our industry in a changing world? What is the future of our field? As professionals in service to others, we often forget to claim our own voice and story. Yet if we don’t tell the story, we’re letting others tell it for us. So what are effective ways for us to tell the story, both personally and collectively? In this keynote, you’ll learn from Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, an educator, anthropologist, and best-selling author. For the last 15 years, he’s taught narrative strategy to Google, NASA, Greenpeace, Deloitte, and Facebook. The son of an inventor and artist, Michael is obsessed with how to communicate world-changing ideas and innovation. Michael’s a 2 time TEDx speaker, featured in Fast Company, TIME, and Wired. He’s also left-handed, color-blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human. You can enjoy Michael’s story philosophy on Twitter @getstoried where he shares a feast of tips and ideas everyday to 250,000 fans. Attendees will learn:  

  • How to tell an impactful story in less than 2 minutes
  • A 3-part framework for presenting strategic ideas and complex change
  • Storytelling techniques as means of influence and advocacy
  • How to contextualize the big disruptive trends facing our profession
  • Storytelling as a leveraged tool for the future of our field

 

Change You Can Believe In Storytelling Strategies for Large-Scale Change Adoption

Nobody likes a change story. What we really want is a continuity story. To know at the end of the day that it’s all going to make sense. Yet change is what’s before us. So how do we make sense of this transformational change for our organization? And more importantly, how do we communicate this change to all of our people, teams, and stakeholders? How do we address the fear, disbelief, and resistance that comes with any big change? In this keynote, you’ll learn from Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, an educator, cultural anthropologist, and best-selling author. For the last 15 years, he’s taught narrative strategy to Google, NASA, Greenpeace, Deloitte, and Facebook. The son of an inventor and artist, Michael is obsessed with how to communicate world-changing ideas and innovation. Michael’s a 2 time TEDx speaker, featured in Fast Company, TIME, and Wired. He’s also left-handed, color-blind, and eats more chocolate than the average human. You can enjoy Michael’s story philosophy on Twitter @getstoried where he shares a feast of tips and ideas everyday to 250,000 fans. Attendees will learn:  

  • How to tell an impactful story in less than 2 minutes
  • A 2-part storytelling framework to dramatically convey the change
  • Storytelling techniques as means of organizational transformation
  • How to make room for the past, even as you embrace the future
  • Storytelling as a leveraged tool for the future of our field

Former Hollywood Film Producer, Pretty Woman

“A best-in-class story sherpa. Through coaching with Michael I’ve experienced immediate results as co-founder of a maverick venture in the music business. We quickly got the story of our value prop, and how to speak about it in an intriguing way.”

Chief People Officer, The Warehouse Group

“An amazing day! The programme was insightful, practical and pragmatic. Michael has a great way of focusing your attention on what is important to refine your story. This is an art, that he makes accessible to all. I got great insight into how story grounds us, connects us and gives us faith in the future. The man is genius.”

CEO, Productized Conference

"Michael was one of the top-rated keynotes at our conference! He made a big impression with our audience and got rave reviews for his Masterclass and panel discussion. He has a provocative message that really resonated with all the product managers, design thinkers, and digital innovators who attend our events."
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