Everyone has a story. Much like the classic, “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” in The Sunday Series, my mission is to share real stories of courage, hope and inspiration. These are the journeys shared by everyday people overcoming extraordinary challenges, or simply inspiring us all by doing what they were born to do. We can all learn lessons from those who courageously reveal themselves and their challenges in life. By doing so they give us all the permission to connect at heart level and make the world a better place to live. Want to change perception, shift perspective and enact change? Tell your story.
It Takes 2: Surviving Breast Cancer: A Spouse’s Story the breast cancer journey as viewed through my eyes and words as the spouse of a cancer warrior and a survivor. It is the private and emotional story of a woman’s battle against the beast, one which fortunately had a happy ending. The book is based on the journal I kept on the pages of Caringbridge, followed by thousands on social media who encouraged me to turn the private journal into a worldwide best seller on Amazon.
Is your office getting a bit stale? Is your start-up struggling to find the customers that you need and the prototype that someone wants to purchase?
My speaking services can push your business to find your why, and consequently, change the way that you run your business. I have years of experience working with business owners both big and small to refine their purpose and ignite their leadership.
Partner with me to change the way that your office or sales force works forever.
Every nonprofit has a story, a reason why they got into this selfless arena of giving. Most people working in nonprofits are filled with endless hope and optimism and spend their workdays pouring that hope into everyone around them. Unfortunately, that often leaves the cup empty at the end of the day, with nobody else to pour into it.
My speaking services for non-profits can remind you of your why and rewire the way that you think. Change your mind, change your life—and I can help. The hundreds or thousands of people who rely on your organization need you to change, so what are you waiting for?
“Stories help people understand the world. If you don’t tell stories, people are not going to understand you. Stories anchor everything. You need a narrative do define your life, so tell your story. People remember stories. Stories are everything.” –Professor Mihir Desai, Finance at Harvard Business School
Could your story attract new opportunities for your business?
You can find thousands of business people who can tell you all of the reasons to do business with them—and they may all be legitimate. But, this method of marketing is shallow, hollow, redundant, boring and better left unsaid. Why doesn’t it work? Because you haven’t told people your why.
What’s your why? It’s the thing that shows people that you care. It’s the thing that evokes emotion, heart and passion. It’s also the thing that can turn your business into a profit magnet. What is your elusive why?
People will love and respect you for telling your story. They’ll be attracted to you and your business. Why? Because they are yearning to do the same. Every great and memorable company has a great story to tell. Get that through your head or get out of the way!
Want to be the best in the business and in your business? Tell your story. When you work with me, you get a passionate and professional storyteller who can share all of your talents with the world.
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The key words here are “influence behavior.” Think about the way that your mind works. We have stories in our brains about how the world works. And they act like filters. They act like software. The stories tell us what facts to accept and what facts to reject. So whenever you’re trying to influence someone’s behavior, you have to ask yourself first, “What story is in their brain? What stories are they holding onto that make them behave the way they do? And if I want to change that, you need to ask yourself, “What new story can I give them?” – Andy Goodman
Your story might inspire new donors and volunteers.
Living is Giving. Anyone operating or volunteering with a nonprofit lives these words every day.
Non-profits need effective storytelling to motivate their volunteers, attract new donors and spread the good news of their mission. The first step to attracting a heart-warming, perhaps life-changing gesture of goodwill begins with a story.
In order to raise more money, you must get potential donors excited to support your cause. The best way to do that is by telling better stories.
Stories about those who work every day to further your mission—your staff and volunteers.
Stories about those who have seen their lives change because of your work—your clients and your why.
Stories about human beings and how they feel when they witness these changes and see the fruits of their generosity—your donors.
These stories are everywhere. Telling and sharing stories skillfully will increase your donor retention rates and donation amounts. If you can change minds and behaviors, you will be able to attract more engaged donors and volunteers.
Start with your why and work your way forward. A good story can change the course of your organization. A great story can change your donor landscape forever. The people served by your nonprofit are relying on you to adapt, if what you are doing isn’t working or isn’t working enough. It’s time to shift, to change your story or to invest in telling a different one. One that works. One that attracts. One that is pure and touches the heart.
A great story versus a good story can make the difference between keeping your donors and volunteers connected or losing them to the next good cause. Make sure to put a face on your work every day.
The key is you’ve got to be willing to change, to take a risk on a really great story and a really great storyteller. I’m here to help.
“To love, to give, to serve. This is Mark Brodinsky’s mantra and he lives it every day. Mark uses his beautiful gift of storytelling to share inspiration, hope, motivation and encouragement around the world.”-Sandy Pagnotti, President & CEO, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore
Your story could change your organization forever.
It’s easy to get lost in a list of all the things that your organization needs and never realize the thing that can satisfy all of those needs—a great story.
Every organization needs engaging and effective storytelling to attract new members, continue on a growth trajectory and boost revenues. Getting there can seem like a struggle, but the process begins with a story.
Your organization is a living, breathing entity. It needs oxygen, in the form of new members or donors, to survive. If you want to breathe life into what you do, the only unique way to do so is with your story. You can explain what you do and how you do it, but when you tell us why you do it—everyone wins.
By explaining your organization’s purpose and mission by revealing your why, you attract people to you with a sense of trust and sincerity. Society and the marketplace are always ready to embrace a great story, and you bring the most value when you have the courage to be real and vulnerable.
That’s why I’m here to help. Want to attract and retain new members to your organization? Let’s tell your story together.
Effective storytelling is the X-factor that successful businesses, nonprofits and organizations use. A great story can attract new business opportunities, new donors and new goals for your organization.
On my blog, I have had the privilege of telling the stories of countless individuals overcoming adversity, growing in spite of poor soil and achieving their fullest potential. I know a great story when I see one, and I know that everyone has at least one to tell. I want to help you tell your story and share your why with the world. I partner with businesses, nonprofits and organizations throughout the globe to get their stories out there. What are you waiting for?
My gift of storytelling and my gift of speech combine together for effective, engaging and inspirational speeches. Whether you need a motivational speech telling your story in your own words (but better) or a rousing speech to deliver at your new employee orientation, I have a phenomenal way with words. I would love to put your thoughts into words.
I have been fortunate enough to experience many successes and hardships throughout my life. After overcoming a path-changing speech impediment, I discovered my passion for public speaking. I am an engaging, transformational speaker. My purpose in life is to help inspire you to find your why, through my writing, speaking and inspiring.
I love working with groups, at seminars or meetings, to make an impact by getting people to think differently, to look at life another way, to share stories and to make others realize that they too have been gifted. Change your mind, change your life.