Learn the fastest way to engage and persuade any audience using Business Storytelling. Practice these skills in VR.Enroll Now
Online with VR
28 lessons, 8 hours
4 case studies
4 VR scenarios
How to be memorable, confident and relevant so you stand out
Inspire and engage colleagues, unstick resistance and encourage action
Overcome difficulties with getting your message heard and decisions made
Streamline content through stories and save time in presentations and calls
Let’s face it, most of us already feel overloaded with new content in today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world. If you want to be heard, cutting through the noise is tough. So how can we grab people’s attention and engage them with our message?
Gone are the days when facts and figures are the currency for influence. If you want people to lean in with curiosity when you deliver your message, you need to connect on a human level.
Business Storytelling is the answer. It enables a faster understanding of ideas, captures attention and compels more action. Stories conjurer up images in our minds, evoke feelings and emotion and when used cleverly are the No.1 way to ensure your audience are present in the moment, listening to you and absorbing your message.
It is a crucial communication skill that will increase your impact immediately.
Learn how with the Online Persuasive Business Storytelling Course. Increase your communication effectiveness with the flexibility and power of online learning and virtual reality scenarios to help embed the training.
We combine online classes with VR for a unique learning approach. At certain points throughout this online business storytelling course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in VR.
You’ll complete a series of videos, quizzes, slideshows and case studies through our online platform - available to access at any time.
Practice what you learn with VR scenarios specific to this course. Business Storytelling is just like any other skill - you need to practice to improve.
Learn online, practice in VR and receive feedback on your business storytelling. This loop occurs multiple times throughout the course and helps you improve your storytelling skills more effectively.
As specialists in leadership, communication, resilience and change, together they own the leadership training and development company, Inner Profit and developed the Colin James Method for Communication, to be the gold standard for business communication. They and their team are highly sought after speakers, facilitators, trainers and coaches across the globe.
The art of storytelling is fundamental to communicate with purpose and meaning in business, and Colin and Erica are passionate about bringing it alive in business contexts.
Practice storytelling with the leading VR training app on the market, downloaded by over 250,000 users. At key points during the online part of the course, you'll be prompted to practice what you've learnt in one of the following VR training scenarios.
Practice delivering one of the 5 story types covered. You’ll be presenting your story at a meeting in attendance by two managers. Record your verbal delivery and listen back to it – identify any areas of delivery you need to improve.
You’ll be immersed in three different rooms and in each room, you’ll need to link objects in that room to the given phrase. For example, you may need to explain how a computer links to being a great communicator.
This impromptu storytelling room helps you build analogies. You’ll be in a boardroom with presentation slides. Each slide contains two images and you have 2 minutes to talk about the link between the two images before the next slide is shown.
This scenario lets you put the storytelling techniques you’ve learnt into practice. Prepare a 5 minute story to tell the audience and receive feedback on your performance, including an eye contact rating and voice analysis.
Learners in VR
Hours in VR training
Learn storytelling more effectively with our VR features.
Save your delivery to the learning portal, where you can receive additional feedback and identify areas you need to improve.
Receive instant feedback on your communication skills with our voice analysis and eye contact technology.
Practice a range of storytelling techniques in our virtual rooms, from linking stories to finding analogies.
A headset is required to use the VR training. If you don't already have one, select the headset option when you enroll and we'll send you one.
Training a team? Purchase 1-2 Oculus Go headsets and share them amongst your team. Contact us to learn more.
"Never have I come across such an original approach and genuinely engaging facilitator as Colin. The day has lead me to rethink my own approach to training and development, leadership and my career overall."
- Mike Wallace, MCW Aviation Consulting Pty Ltd
"A wonderfully insightful course into the power and relevance of utilising storytelling in the professional landscape! I have thoroughly enjoyed learning from Colin – a true 'Master' in communication."
- Jacqueline Bohuslav-Andrews, Mindfulness Consultant, Yoga Harmony
"Colin is a master at his craft, yet he is able to distill the methodology into simple techniques that I can apply to my everyday communication."
- Todd Pironis, Senior Marketing Manager Joint Replacement, Stryker
"The best training course I have attended. Colin James is absolutely brilliant, he is very talented and more importantly what the teaches makes sense."
- Anthony Ferraro, Risk Executive Bank Counterparty Group and Alt Ass, Commonwealth Bank of Australia