Introducing the largest ever virtual gathering of marketers, change-makers, and creators who recognize storytelling as the secret to reinvention.
Yup, we exist: entrepreneurs, visionaries, and heretics…who are transforming business, culture, and society – all while living life on our own terms. Join us for some subversive fun.
5 Days. 20 Speakers. 500+ Participants.
You’ve probably heard it a thousand times before:
“The stories we tell ourselves shape our lives and our world… Hey, you need to tell more stories… Stories influence the decisions people make…”
If you’re reading this, then chances are you already know and understand the power of telling authentic stories that inspire and help bring about positive change in the marketplace and our planet.
If you’re a marketer, change-maker, or creative… perhaps you’ve begun to use some storytelling magic in your work and are helping others with it.
But you want to learn more and go much deeper. And given everything you’re busy with, it’s not like you have the time to more fully develop the skills you need to fight the status-quo and bring about positive change.
You want self-awareness and presence, key factors that affect how much impact your stories can have.
You desire to find your voice, attract your tribe, and spread your message compellingly and persuasively, far and wide.
But how do you do it?
- Perhaps you’re tired of self-sabotaging your chances personally and professionally whenever you’re asked about your story and you find yourself tongue-tied. (You know, that awkward moment during a date or work meeting that screws up your “flow”?)
- Maybe you’re feeling unclear and want step-by-step guidance on how to gather a tribe for your brand, cause, product, service or message.
- Maybe you’re an aspiring author who wants to self-publish or traditionally publish transformative content and stories you feel called to share.
- Or maybe you’re curious about how to use non-complicated tech to break down barriers and facilitate cultural change.
Regardless of your challenge, we all have the same frustration…
“If only I could get others to see, care, and believe in the same things I do!”
And guess what?
You’re not alone. Many others like you are dealing with similar issues, and increasingly, there’s an important realization that’s spreading.
In today’s increasingly crowded marketplace of ideas and decreasing attention spans, gimmicks, tactics, and the usual psychological triggers can only take you so far.
To be an authentic, inspiring and influential leader in this day and age requires mastery of what has always worked for thousands of years throughout human history: good storytelling.
Unleashing Your Inner “Super Hero”
For generations, storytelling was the privilege of a concentrated few. The digital age is changing all that. What once was the purview of the shaman and elder, or in modern times – the clergy, politician, and media, is now available to each and every single one of us.
We no longer have to give our power away! In fact, succeeding in your career or in business demands that you learn how to tell your own story.
But because of this fundamental change, all of a sudden we’re finding ourselves in the spotlight without the ability or skills to tell compelling stories, because most of us have never been taught how to do it. Let alone do it with specific aims in mind like:
- Gathering, inspiring and leading a tribe through the power of storytelling.
- Applying proven storytelling wisdom from the worlds of psychology, screenwriting, advertising, neuroscience, viral marketing, mythology, and social media.
- Overcoming self-sabotaging behaviors that prevent you from truly connecting with your audience
- Learning how to transform ordinary fundraising and sales into irresistible, undeniable, compelling offers
- Discovering your hidden story and how to make it accessible and relevant to your effort.
- Connecting with a tribe of like-minded mavericks who can help you get out of isolation and play a bigger game.
The good news is, you can learn these things quickly and achieve a lot with powerful storytelling.
Better yet, you’ll discover your inner “superhero” abilities and get clearer on your purpose and what makes you unique.
And with those critical elements no longer hidden from your view, you’ll be able to unleash your inner change-maker.
The Comeback of Storytelling
In recent years, we’ve seen more and more marketing, PR and communications experts talking about the old dying paradigm, and encouraging us to engage more in authentic storytelling.
It’s no surprise then that storytelling has become one of the hottest trends in business, marketing, and communications. But there’s a real lack in comprehensive actionable offerings on this critical topic. And this why the storytelling Reinvention Summit 2, is being convened by Michael Margolis, founder of Get Storied.
In 2010, the first Reinvention Summit saw over 500 participants come together with 37 of the world’s leading experts and teachers on storytelling for a memorable educational experience. The speakers included Nancy Duarte, John Gerzema, Annette Simmons, John Elkington, Steve Denning, Julien Smith, Alexis Neely, Lance Weiler, and dozens more.
Out of our first summit, participants walked away with profound insights, business connections, and learnings that have helped them take their work to the next level, and helped us as a community rise to meet new challenges with more readiness.
This year, the conversation continues with Reinvention Summit 2 – chock-full of new speakers, insights and valuable content.
Who this is Meant for:
Truth be told, good storytelling should be a skill that everyone ought to master. It’s not only beneficial in business and transformation, but also in personal life.
So yeah. Everyone welcome. But specifically, the Summit is designed for a key audience in mind.
- Marketers, content creators, and influencers who want to enhance their persuasion
- Change-makers, advocates, and nonprofits who want to improve the world (or a small slice of it)
- Storytelling professionals who want to make a real living teaching others
- Filmmakers, producers, and writers who want to turn transmedia into a true business
- Bloggers, authors, and online personalities who want to build a personal brand halo
- Consultants, coaches, and experts who want to transform people and organizations
- Business owners and freelancers who want creative and financial freedom
Does this include you? What are you waiting for? Join us, and discover your storytelling tribe.
Who’s Michael Margolis?
Hi guys, it’s me, Michael here. So before getting into details about the Reinvention Summit 2, let me tell you a little bit about who I am, and why I’m hosting this event.
For many years, I’ve been a storytelling consultant to leading brands including Audubon, NASA, and Zappos. You could say, I’m obsessed with storytelling. Especially the kind that can transform the world. This is why I run an online education company that teaches entrepreneurs how to tell their story.
But my life purpose wasn’t always this clear or easy. I’ve struggled to make ends meet and figure this stuff out. For years, I felt like a renegade misfit — forever lost in translation. You could say, I’ve been chronically “self-employed”.
It was only after ten years decoding how storytelling works in business, that I began to apply the principles to my own reinvention, inside-out.
Truth be told, I wasn’t always comfortable sharing my own story. Actually, I was a nerd — long before it was cool to be a nerd. Then from 2002-2009, I did the consulting thing.
Going through a divorce in 2009 changed everything (i.e. I was soon broke, without clients, and on the verge of bankruptcy).
Soon after, I discovered the power of reinvention and how social media was changing the rules of the game. In two short years, I went from being “just a consultant” to becoming a self-published author, podcaster, journalist, professor, conference curator, and even the dean of my own university.
It’s 2012 – you don’t need permission to become a recognized expert or authority. It comes from knowing who you are and how to tell your story. That’s what I’m going to teach you how to do – because your story needs to be heard.
What’s the True Value of This Summit?
There’s simply nowhere else in the world where you can find such a diverse range of esteemed business storytelling experts that can teach you how to supercharge your message, boost your influence, and grow your business. The Summit will teach you how storytelling is key to raising money, attracting more clients, and getting paid what you’re really worth. If you get just one new client based on this learning, you’ll have more than paid for your investment.
The biggest challenge of being a change-maker or creator, is feeling alone. That sense of isolation can be paralyzing if not demoralizing. That’s why you want to be a part of a larger tribe of like minds who can inspire you and encourage you to come out and play, and play big.
Your total cost of admission to the Reinvention Summit is cheaper than one hour of consulting with any of the speakers.
With twenty sessions in the curriculum, your actual cost is less than $15/session. Compare this to a regular conference, where you’d pay more 3-5x as much for this level of intimate access and learning. Plus if it was a regular conference, you wouldn’t get the mp3 recordings, PDF transcripts, or action worksheets that allow you to extend your learning for months on end. It’s like a business storytelling curriculum in a box.
What our Alumni are Saying
“The Reinvention Summit blasted any doubt I had about meaningful communities coming together online. A great rapport occured globally, and the leadership, facilitation and open space created by Michael and the design team leaders was remarkable. The energy and courage was palpable, and the recognition that telling the whole story of one’s life, and one’s passions has powerful traction. It affirmed for me that integrated stories honouring heart, mind and soul is THE way forward for humanity…”
- Andrew Melville, Director, Spoke
“Reinvention Summit awakened my awareness of the storytelling tribe, which is an amazing community of diverse and talented professionals. I learned a lot both from the speakers at the summit and from the community participating. Once I got involved, I canceled my other appointments to attend every session. It was incredible.”
- Jocelyn Wallace, Founder, Red Eleven Group, LLC
“My tweet really said it best “Dozens of people I have never met have helped me to live into my own story and find my most authentic self #thankyou #story10″…Thanks so much for your valuable contributions to the world of story.”
- Jeff Kubarych, Co-Creator, Create96.com
“Provided an astonishing array of high-quality presentations, full of well-respected luminaries in the storytelling and related fields — at mind-bogglingly accessible prices. Participants enthusiastically gulped from a fountain of knowledge, expertise, and practical ideas. The summit also forged a rabidly devoted community.”
- Kathy Hansen, Blogger, A Storied Career
“It was some of the simplest bits of insight that were the most powerful. Great diversity of topics, engaging speakers, and variety of ways to learn and participate. I’m excited that our nonprofit community will get to learn about and from Michael/Reinvention Summit at our upcoming Digital Storytelling event. Thank you!”
- Kristy Graves, Community Outreach, TechSoup
“This has the potential of being a great force to help change our small pieces of the world.”
- Renee Mathson, Health Educator, SEARHC
“Definitely my highlight for 2010. If anyone has doubts that people can touch each other in a digital environment, they should attend (and bring tissues).”
- Eva Snijders, Storyteller + Coach, Quimica Visual
“The Summit has been an incredible journey through the many uses of and perspectives on storytelling and has been invaluable in my development as a storytelling entrepreneur. But most of all, I’m deeply grateful for having found a home in this new, emerging storytelling tribe. Thanks you for making this happen!”
- Marleen Vente, Founder/Owner, monxies
“This was a uniquely rich opportunity, an unsurpassed value, a crash course, an immersion into the heart and soul of organizational and personal storytelling. There’s literally no other forum where participants can learn from and interact with hundreds of subject matter experts, thought leaders and visionaries on this important topic.”
- Cindy Atlee, Partner, The Storybranding Group
Now is The time. You are ready to create your story. Your tribe is waiting to hear what you have to say. Your business is poised for explosive growth.
I hope you will join me, Michael Margolis, and the 22 phenomenal speakers of Reinvention Summit this April 16th-20th. It’s going to be a powerful time of change for everyone.
Let’s do it!
Founder of Get Storied and The Reinvention Summit
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