“Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.”

- Dr. Howard Gardner
“I have had Ravi to come to my organization more than once for Business Storytelling. Highest recommendation from my side. We have highly benefited from his structured and creative workshop!”
Senior HR Leader, Amdocs

Data Storytelling: for Consulting, Analytics and Data Science

Course Outline

You are from the data-heavy world of Consulting, Analytics, Data-Science or Research.

Presentations are your bread-and-butter. But they lack the zing that clients have increasingly come to expect. Often clients find your slides too complex or ‘busy’. They complain, “Don’t give us all the data, just tell us the story”.

Or you have junior consultants who struggle to extract a coherent story from the analysis. This leaves you with an inordinate amount of presentation ‘cleaning up’ to do. All the time.

Change this scenario. Explore the ‘Data Storytelling for Consulting and Analytics’ course options.

“Ravi knows the science behind the story. His is a simple repeatable and scalable approach that brings real results.” - Kevin Ignatius, KPMG Management Consulting

Data Storytelling: for Leadership Reviews

Course Outline

You are a part of the leadership team in a large organisation. Every month (and quarter), your team members (from across divisions and functions - Operations, Finance, HR) make review presentations.

You do not particularly look forward to these sessions. The slides are filled to the gills with data. You struggle to understand what is actually happening with the business, even as the presenter drones on in excruciating detail.

I would suffer a heartburn each time I saw the presentations prepared by my colleagues” - CEO of an India-based travel company (who was a client).

Or if you are one of the presenters, you wonder why the audience is unable to ‘get’ your presentation. After all, you have covered all the information that they asked for. Under the 5-slide limit. (So what if you had to use font size 8 on one of the slides).

You’ve been subjected to ‘Death by PowerPoint’… Change your story here. Explore the ‘Data Storytelling for Leadership Reviews’ offering.

"Ravi’s name was suggested by our Training Head for training about 30 of our Managers. I was to attend only a couple of hours but the session was so outstanding that I spent the whole day getting into the concepts of telling a story with data and then practicing them with the team !! He made it so simple that each of the team thought they could present as well as the folks from McKinsey. Ravi broke down the art of presenting into some very basic and easy to understand/implement steps." - Sandeep Batra, CFO, Crompton Greaves Consumer Electricals

Data Storytelling: Online E-Course

Course Outline

High-stakes communication matters. Storytelling Techniques can help you win.

If you'd like to go from comments like these:

  • "You have no head or tail in presentation"
  • "Can you please get to the point?!"
  • “Too much complicated data, there’s no story here!”

To comments like these:

  • “Well thought through, insightful, action items clearly defined”
  • “Simple and engaging. To the point!”
  • “This is exactly what I wanted to see. As head of the business I feel proud of such a presentation !”

...you need to learn 'Effective Storytelling with Data'.

Explore our e-Course site for all details about the Open E-Course.

"Five weeks of exclusive training in Data Story Telling by Ravishankar Iyer has changed my perspective on data presentations. Doesn't seem boring and difficult anymore :-) . It was one of the best virtual trainings I have experienced so far, and a big thank you to Ravi, to make it so interactive and exciting". - Akhila Ali, Lead Executive - HR, Seneca Global

Business Storytelling for Leaders

Course Outline

You lead a large team, and bring in great results. But you struggle to communicate the story of those results to your clients and stakeholders.

As a result, the perception of your work quality remains far below the actual work quality. Unfortunately, it’s the perception that matters.

Or you are convinced by a new idea that excites you. But to implement it you need to persuade your colleagues and stakeholders. Those blokes just don’t get it, however. And your brilliant idea remains on paper.

Your great ideas and work deserve great storytelling. Explore the ‘Business Storytelling for Leaders’ offering here.

“I have had Ravi to come to my organization more than once for Business Storytelling. Highest recommendation from my side. We have highly benefited from his structured and creative workshop!” - Sr HR Leader, Amdocs

Business Storytelling for Sales

Course Outline

You lead B2B Sales or Marketing at a leading organization. You have a superb, differentiated product, but your sales professionals are unable to convince your clients of the same.

They make and present tired-old decks that don’t bring out the real ‘story’ of why your product or service is best placed to solve your client’s problem.

Get your clients to buy. Explore the 'Business Storytelling for Sales' course.

"Ravi is a masterful artist and practitioner of story telling. The deep rigour, ability to connect the dots, multi-disciplinary approach make him a complete one at it. If you need a guide, mentor or an advisor in your professional lives and businesses, on this ancient yet rare discipline, look no further." - GovindaRaj Avasarala, Head Enterprise Marketing, Vodafone Business

Story Coaching for Leaders

You have a major high-stakes communication event coming up. Perhaps a TEDx Talk. Maybe an important pitch to a client/investor. Or a prestigious industry conference.

You know that if the talk goes well, it can lead to a ton of good karma. It can energise the workforce, open closed doors, accelerate your company's growth and amplify your reputation.

And while you have a great 'product' and a solid body-of-work, you worry about not being able to translate it powerfully in your talk.

Your fear that instead of "wow", your audience's reaction is "meh".

It is time to convert your work into the right words. Words that your work deserves. You need to tell a great story.

Over the course of a few coaching calls, I will help you craft and refine your narrative, create evocative visuals (if required) and help practicing the delivery of your critical speech.

And as we apply the storytelling concepts to your context, you will also be able to appreciate and learn these powerful techniques so that you can use them later. Essentially you will also be learning by doing.

Interested but got some questions? Schedule a free 15-min call with me to let me know about your story situation and we can discuss the best way forward. At the very least, you can get some quick inputs on how you can approach the event!

Schedule a free 15-minute call with Ravi

The Coaching Sessions: Details

Depending on the requirement, we can schedule two to four (or more) coaching sessions to help you with the event. The sessions would be held virtually on the Zoom platform. The fees would be INR 140,000 plus GST for four calls of sixty minutes each. The fees would be pro-rated depending on number of calls taken.

"Ravi is a master of storytelling. We had the ringside view of his craft when he volunteered his time as Speaker Coach at TEDxPune 2019. Lots of people have the ability to take your idea and create a great story. Very few people can take an already great story and make it 'wow'. Ravi did that magic for our speakers. Highly recommended if you want to make your Story Rule!" - Ashwin Naik, Serial Entrepreneur, TEDx Pune Leade

Schedule a free 15-minute call with Ravi

“I have had Ravi to come to my organization more than once for Business Storytelling. Highest recommendation from my side. We have highly benefited from his structured and creative workshop!”
Senior HR Leader, Amdocs