Are you ready to inspire measurable action?
We are are full service communication coaching agency. We ensure clients connect with audiences with your most relevant ideas, clearly worded, and delivered genuinely. As a team of working professionals, we are unique in our practical focus and the objective measurement we use to get you there.
Distill your idea to its most memorable and actionable essence. Resist teaching or selling, invite learning and buying.
Precisely identify the heart of your message and make audiences care. Show them how both you and your message can help them.
Inspire the action that brings true value. Identify, support and motivate specific changes in your audience's behavior.
We are audience advocates. We believe that every audience of every size wants and deserves your making genuine connections with them. As you work in convention halls, board rooms and even one-on-one, we can help clear the path to those vivid, memorable connections.
We agree that you can't manage what you can't measure. We support our feedback with objective measurement of your delivery. These metrics are powerful tools that can guide you to make the changes that matter most.
As professional communicators, we know there is no "one right way" to communicate. There are many styles but all depend on the fundamentals. Working with you, we’ll uncover the practical tactics that form a strategy that reaches your goals.
How We Can Help
Our interactive workshops are practical and fun. Through lively demonstrations and exercises, they’ll leave you with skills you can put to work right away.
Our workshops explore our core philosophy of the Three Acts of Connection: to self (genuineness), to material (confidence), and to audience (presentness).
Workshop exercises demonstrate how speaking incorporates unconscious mental and physical interactions. The soft skills we rely on are explored through hard science.
You can't learn to ride a bike from a book. Connecting with audiences also depends on doing. Our workshops create a safe environment for clients to try, fail, and, above all, have fun.
With careful feedback and measurement, we work one-on-one with you to develop the skills needed to inspire your audiences to act. This approach maximizes the effectiveness of a scientifically proven process of skill acquisition.
We adopt the techniques from professional communicators in the real world, such as salespeople, lawyers, and actors. Their techniques have proven themselves to be both efficient and effective
Feedback & Measurement
We use linguistic measurement to give our clients a baseline measurement of their performance. These numbers provide invaluable context to their goals, audience feedback, and incremental progress.
We work with clients through a series of stages from content development through final performance. Based on what’s unique about the personality and performance, we identify improvement opportunities to work through using our well-structured exercises.
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What People are Saying
Despite giving hundreds of invited seminars about my research I was hungry to improve my oral communication skills. Chris Carlson’s lectures opened my eyes to methods that I now routinely use to better organize and deliver oral presentations. There is no question in my mind that Chris’s methods have allowed me to deliver my message in a much more engaging and convincing manner than I did before.Marc K. Jenkins, Ph.D. Distinguished McKnight Professor University of Minnesota Medical School Director, Center for Immunology
“Chris Carlson and his associates are the people who turned our good idea into reality. I knew we were with the right group when I witnessed Chris consistently identifying the weakest elements of highly technical scientific presentations without having a clue what they were actually about! The coaching and feedback we receive is extremely valuable, sensitive to vulnerable egos, and perfectly balanced in critique and praise. They can work with speakers at any skill level and make a difference for all. Our work with Chris and his group is transformational. I feel that it can change our world. It already has in our Center!”Dr. Alexander Khoruts, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
“Chris at NarrativePros came highly recommended, and now I know why. Before our meeting, Chris invested the time needed to make the most of our working session. Chris has a keen eye for seeing what is really going on and what therefore needs to be said or not said. Beyond that, he is fun to be around and is just one of those people who you would like to have smores with. Five stars for Chris.”Mark Daigle
“Jeff Brown is a professional, experienced, out-of-the-box thinker who helped me tremendously in identifying my brand – who I am, and who I’m not. Not only did he provide insight and wisdom from years of experience working with major corporations, he was also personable and gentle while guiding me through the process. Collaborating with Jeff has taken my brand to the next level and given me the peace of mind and confidence I need to go into the marketplace. I recommend Jeff to anyone looking to know themselves, and their brand, better.”Jodi Nelson
“I worked with Chris on refining our startup pitch and he was hugely instrumental in shaping our presentation in both content and delivery. Chris is one of those rare individuals that has incredible “get it” factor. His ability to almost immediately understand the business and quickly move to coaching and refinement of the delivery of the information is awe inspiring. His work with Kidizen directly contributed to our ability to secure venture capital funding.”Dug Nichols
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