FOR CAREER PROFESSIONALS
In business, storytelling is a valuable skill. It’s useful for explaining, persuading, and inspiring. Best of all, everyone can do it.
Even if you don’t think you can.
StoryMason for Career Professionals helps career development advisors, personal coaches, internship coordinators and experiential learning instructors teach job seekers how to engage and persuade people in professional settings. Show how to tell their stories with poise and passion. Master the art of jobtalk. Improve their confidence and build their personal brands.
Learn how to help job seekers build eight core career competencies, hone their skills through game-based practice, reflect with peer feedback, and gain the confidence to excel in networking and interviews—so they win the jobs they want and build fulfilling careers.
This professional role-play game consists of players introducing themselves through opening statements, answering common interview questions with personal stories, handling unexpected disruptions, and closing with purpose.
<< What's in the box?
Teach job seekers how to engage and persuade people using stories. Help them build eight core career competencies, hone skills through game-based practice, reflect with peer feedback, and gain the confidence to excel in networking and interviewing.
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People have evolved to communicate through stories—to listen to them and learn from them. Descriptive stories (versus logical fact-based arguments) activate more areas of our brains and increase engagement. In business, telling personal stories that demonstrate humility and show vulnerability leads to better attention, understanding and recall.
Teach job seekers to do more than just recite facts and figures about their skills and experiences and to move beyond the CAR/STAR/PAR achievement statements used in resume bullets. Communicating with stories will make your voice heard and your opinions more thoughtfully considered.
While facts and figures are forgotten, stories are remembered and retold.
Be the memorable one.
Career professionals like you are using StoryMason in communications, coaching, internship, professional development, post-doc and career transition programs.
<< How does StoryMason improve coaching?
Prepare job seekers in small group gameplay
# small groups
# instructors or advisors
for schools: workshops and 1:1 use
|1||3–5||1 group||1||1 advisor, 1 game.|
|6||18–30||6 groups||2–3||Each advisor has 2–3 games; Classroom of 30.|
|12||36–60||12 groups||4||Each advisor has 3 games; Class of 36-60.|
|15||45–75||15 groups||5||Each advisor has 3 games; Large class or multiple workshops.|
|36||108–180||36 groups||6–9||Each advisor has 3-6 games; Multiple workshops.|
Better job seeker motivation.
More thorough preparation.
Improved interviewing confidence.
Connecting the dots on personal branding.
P.S. And it's fun too!
Joanne enjoys mixing creativity, international business and EdTech in changing times to develop better performance, brands, and growth for individuals and organizations. Her success in running and expanding global operations as COO at a learning experience design company based in the U.S. and India, resulted from finding and motivating top talent—while helping people push boundaries to advance skills.
As a certified career coach and Senior Director at an international business school who led through 270% growth, Joanne saw the need to introduce new tools, approaches, and curriculum for U.S. and international students from 120 nationalities who want to work in the U.S. or abroad. From her early publishing days pioneering three EdTech media development and web producing teams releasing more than 600 products annually, Joanne learned one of the most valuable career lessons—say "yes," and figure it out along the way.
The future of work is today.
To thrive, Joanne loves helping individuals and teams inspire new tech or curriculum solutions, prosper within emerging market entrepreneurship and flourish through coaching science. She is a published Forbes Coach panelist and bylined writer on Forbes.com, a startup mentor and also conducts career workshops, webinars and speaking engagements at colleges, coaching organizations and bootcamps.
Jacques focuses on creating compelling experiences to help people learn and connect. He’s helped dozens of companies tell their stories, grow, and build powerful brands—by developing successful business models, naturally-designed physical and virtual environments, innovative products and services, and fearless marketing. As a leader, Jacques encourages personal growth, and believes in giving people the confidence to achieve more than they thought possible.
With 42 jobs (and counting), Jacques has experience on both sides of the interview desk. He began his work career trimming trees, hauling books, washing dishes, finishing cement, tending bar, bank tellering, sous cheffing, and refereeing sporting events before moving through a series of sales, marketing, finance, and product development roles in various industries and then ending up as an executive, board member and ceo of several global public and private companies.
Jacques has interviewed thousands of people and hired hundreds for entry level through executive positions. Through interviewing for jobs hundreds of times himself, he learned that hiring managers not only care about what you have done and what you could do, but also who you are. From a personal branding perspective, Jacques believes that job-seekers should focus on being authentic rather than unique.
StoryMason is practical and fun! In my 25 years in career development, I've never seen a tool like it.
Students enjoyed the small-group setting, listening to others’ storytelling techniques, and hearing feedback from their peers.
StoryMason definitely helped enhance my workshop content. Job seekers were very engaged!