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Use Storytelling to Make A Greater Impact

with Don Yaeger


About This Class

Want to make a change in your workplace and grow together? Well, we want to help! This class is great for teams looking to meaningfully connect through memorable stories.  

When you can use the power of storytelling to influence others, you unlock the ability to convert your thoughts, experiences, goals, sales pitches, or presentations into stronger impact and deeper connections.  

Don Yaeger has spent a lifetime studying the most effective elements of a well-told story. The instruction and guidance provided by this live online class will fine-tune your ability to connect great stories and influence your audiences—whether it’s in person, in a socially distanced auditorium, or from the confines of your Zoom room. The tips and techniques you will learn can be applied immediately and effectively. 

Together we will: 

  • Identify the right story to tell the listener sitting before you
  • Make your story resonate and evoke the reaction you want 
  • Connect your story in a way that prompts valuable response and action
  • Discover the two critical elements most storytellers neglect
  • Learn when to use credibility-building detail within your story


Meet Your Instructor

Don Yaeger has been called “one of America’s best storytellers” by many of today’s great business and thought leaders. A longtime associate editor for Sports Illustrated, Don has taught virtual classes to students at 21 different college campuses, and has written more than 30 books—11 of them becoming New York Times best-sellers. He has delivered acclaimed leadership speeches and virtual presentations worldwide and has developed a knack for connecting audiences to memorable stories.

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Use Storytelling to Make a Greater Impact
January 25th at 1pm ET
$ 85.00
156 available



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All class times are listed in US Eastern Standard Time. We are working to add more time slots that are time-zone friendly globally.

While we wish we could clone Simon, science just isn’t quite there yet. That is why we’ve trained our Optimist Instructors to teach our classes. However, our two on-demand courses are taught by Simon – check out Find Your WHY and The Art of Presenting!

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We are always looking to add more class options to accommodate our global audience. We hope to have some great options for you soon. In the meantime, Simon’s books have been translated into multiple languages and can be ordered online.

We totally understand that schedules can change at the last minute. An unedited recording is available for 48 hours after class ends for all classes except for our WHY series.

We’re glad you asked! Our 60- and 90-minute classes offer: more detail, more connection with your fellow attendees, more activities, and more interaction with our instructors. The 25-minute classes are more lecture-style. They feature more information-per-minute, but the shorter timeframe also means fewer opportunities for active participation.

We know you’re busy and, if you can’t easily spare 60 minutes, we don’t want to deprive you of an opportunity to grow!

Yes! Buy any three of our 25-minute classes in one purchase and you’ll get the third class for half-price. This means that if you purchase a bundle of three 25-minute classes, it will cost $100 instead of the full $120. The $20 discount will be applied to your cart automatically during checkout. If you buy three 25-minute classes in separate transactions, you’ll pay the full price for all classes. 

Yes, we have team options! We love that you are looking to take care of those around you. Your team can join a public class, and you’ll receive a team discount at checkout when you register 10+ team members.  

If you want a private class just for your team, on a date and time that works for you, then visit our private class page and our team will be excited to help you. 

 Our team is more than happy to assist you; just contact us here and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

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