Tell Your Story for Impact and Investment 

As a speech coach, story performance coach and presentation skills coach and trainer, Andrea helps you access your authentic voice to tell your story using creative expression and emotional connection techniques that inspire action.

Learn how to tell your organization’s story so your clients, customers and audiences will get it. Andrea teaches how to inject the emotional connection and theatrical techniques that great actors use to engage and entertain their audiences, into your stories so you have the greatest opportunity to effectively connect with your audience.

Workshop participants learn to:

  • Clarify, organize and refine their message for targeted focus.
  • Explore ways to personalize their organization’s story so they can share it from the heart.
  • Balance factual content with the drama of storytelling to amplify their points.
  • Inject emotional connections and theatrical techniques into their stories to engage their audiences while tapping into their natural styles and strengths.
  • Take advantage of powerful “nonverbals” – vocal delivery, eye contact, silence, and use of space – for maximum attention and connection.

“Andrea’s storytelling training is interactive and engaging and I received very positive feedback from my team. I’m much more aware of how to tell a story and tailor my messages, including how to use a story to put data into context. Now we can customize our stories for volunteer recruitment, donor presentations and community events.”

– Karen Staley
Vice President Marketing and Development
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona

Get Your Story Straight on the Page and On the Stage

Workshop presented with Barbara McNichol

Entrepreneurs and leaders of organizations can’t rely on simply conveying facts to call people to action. People act when they feel moved, when they “get” your message deep in their bones. Otherwise, why would they invest their precious resources on what you offer?

Whether you’re speaking to a single person or a roomful—or writing web copy or articles—a strong emotional appeal strengthens your chances to inspire your audience. Through this program, co-presented with expert editor Barbara McNichol, you’ll learn how to personalize stories and share them from the heart—both on the stage and on the page.

Barbara McNichol
Barbara brings three decades of writing and editing experience to helping professionals add power to their pen. Before founding Barbara McNichol Editorial in 1996, she worked in corporate and small business environments. Today, she specializes in editing marketing materials and nonfiction manuscripts. Barbara has created a word choice guide called Word Trippers: The Ultimate Source for Choosing the Perfect Word When It Really Matters, available at Her website is

“I’ve been interested in the topic of Telling Your Story Powerfully for months, so being able to brainstorm at this session with fellow participants was extremely helpful. I’m now able to share more clearly why I am passionate about ending domestic violence and how the services my agency offers help to accomplish that.”

Lindsay Simmons
Arizona Coalition Against
Domestic Violence

“As fundraisers, we value telling the life-changing stories of the nonprofit agencies we represent. The skill development we learned from Andrea and Barbara in their ‘Get Your Story Straight: Tell Your Story Powerfully on the Stage and on the Page’ session at our AFP meeting/workshop was highly practical and perfect for our needs.”

Torrie Taj
VP Education
AFP Greater Arizona Chapter

“Your presentation at TAP was invigorating. True audience participation throughout. Relevant! Simple and effective! Thank you for helping me redefine my role in business and health promotion!”

Jeff Haebig, Ph.D.
Founder – President
Wellness Quest, LLC

 Your Investment

Your specific needs and circumstances drive our business arrangement. Determining these begins with a conversation, which is complimentary. In addition to the professional fee, the client pays for any travel and lodging that is necessary.



Contact Andrea at
or 602‑769‑3674