Increase sales, gain greater audience engagement, enhance training effectiveness and become more influential in everything you do.

“One of the best storytelling programs, if not the best, I have ever seen. Remarkable in its clarity.”

~ Dave Lieber: Keynote speaker; Humorist; Columnist for Dallas Morning News

Upcoming Workshops

Virtual Trainings

Cam Like a Pro

Whether you speak and give presentations, facilitate workshops, have sales meetings, brainstorm ideas with your team, or reach out to a colleague for a virtual coffee, how you show up is a big part of how you come across.

In this virtual training, you'll see how easy it is to show up like a pro. Follow these tips and you'll be taken more seriously as the professional you really are.

We'll cover:

  • What's different in virtual world (beyond the obvious).
  • The right balance between personal and professional.
  • The best framing -- how big should your face be and where the camera should be pointed?
  • Body position - sit, stand, or something else?
  • The right lighting. (No fancy lights required.)
  • Audio quality - you need to hear this, seriously.
  • Gestures that fit the frame.
  • Maintaining engagement in a distracted world.
  • A few basic, simple tech tips that even some pros forget.

Your Brain on Storytelling

60 Seconds of Neuroscience


Inside-Out Storytelling Workshops

Whether you want to improve your impact as a speaker, increase sales, lead your team more powerfully, or change the world, Inside-Out Storytelling is for you.

Over the years, we have studied, dissected and figured out the difference between the good speakers and those who are truly awesome. What we learned made us realize why it’s so hard to find any one speaker coach or training program that really accelerates your effectiveness and success... because it isn’t just one key skill or competency that makes the difference -- it's a lot of things that only work when they work together.


Inside-Out Storytelling is an approach that feels natural because it is natural. And with Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), advertising copywriting, acting, stand-up comedy, songwriting, improv, and more... no other approach blends so many diverse disciplines to bear on your message and performance to help you be as impactful as you can be.


Workshops cover the range of skills you need to develop to increase sales, gain greater audience engagement, enhance training effectiveness, and become more influential in everything you do:

  • Messaging for Meaning, Differentiation, & Lasting Impact
  • Hooks & Headlines
  • Story Structure & Audience Journey
  • Writing & Development
  • Blurbs & Bios sales copy
  • Craft of Comedy for Speakers
  • Performance, Stage Presence, Improvisation

If you have questions about any of these programs, please contact us so we can discuss the suitability for your needs and situation.

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I learned a lot about how to increase audience connection, and had the opportunity to practice it in the actual workshop.

RICHARD HUDSON - Keynote Speaker & Adventurer

As a professional speaker and singer-songwriter already successful at making a living through storytelling, I was hoping to deepen my knowledge of the craft. I was, however, a bit skeptical that I’d learn anything new. That skepticism quickly evaporated… I loved all the different methodologies and approaches to distilling the essence of your story. And the whole design of the workshop was aligned with the creative process, in that it was designed to turn off your brain, get yourself out of your own way and put you into flow through the great prompts and the pace of it all. The time absolutely flew by and I felt like I had learned so much when I emerged on the other side. I will be back for more!

PETER KATZ - Juno Award and Canadian Screen Award nominated Singer-Songwriter and Speaker

The 'Storytelling for Business' series has taught me how to develop and present impactful stories that can be used both in conversation or on stage. I have learned more in this 6 week workshop than I have in the past year.

TIM MCDONALD - Speaker, Life & Business Coach

I was so impressed with the Virtual Workshop. What impacted me most was incorporating your teaching about where and how I might insert a pause... very useful and fun exercise!

CATHERINE STERNBERG - Assertiveness Coach

I participated in Michel's virtual storytelling workshop last week and it was super informative and fun AND I got to practice! Was just like being in person but even quieter and easier to focus! These classes are always full of valuable, take home material!

JEFF ALDRIDGE - Workshop Participant

The story structure workshop was a big help in terms of finding the meat and potatoes in my story. The comedy workshop enabled me to find the humour. Having the feedback from you and the other participants each workshop was very helpful too!

NADER EID - Personal Trainer

What I loved most about the workshop is the innovative ways of how to deliver presentations in the most powerful ways. Michel's techniques will take any public speaker to the next level.

MARIOLA CZARNIAK - Founder of Maximum Results Academy

Michel's speaking classes and pointers go straight to the heart of transformation… and they’re informative and fun. They've been a key factor in helping me effectively build my coaching practice and my community.

LINDA BABULIC - Personal Business Strategist at ZEST Your Life

I definitely got more confidence in telling my story.

MIRANDA HALL - Physiotherapist

You did an excellent job of demonstrating the value of storytelling to enhance leadership and improve outcomes. The session also gave us new insights and appreciation for our colleagues. And while I was initially concerned about how people would take to a session on storytelling, it was gratifying to see how participants left the workshop with specific tools to help them be more structured and deliberate in their communications.

ROXANN LINTON - Chief Executive Officer, First Heritage Co-operative Credit Union (FHC)
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