Connecting you to your listeners

The only thing more important than stories and humor to speakers is oxygen.”  

If you’re not telling stories you’re missing the boat. If you’re telling stories poorly, you’re sinking it. One of my favorite quotes about speaking is from Andy Rooney – “You’re more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is”. This is so true, especially for content-rich experts who really have important things to say but listening to them feels like a death march.

My live online workshop The Stories You Tell…Make the Speaker You Become is specifically designed for content-rich experts who need to make their presentations more interesting, memorable, and persuasive. Its primary emphasis is StorySelling®; linking stories to your content. Stories are magic. They connect you to listeners and influence them in ways that logic and data cannot. Stories can be joyful or soulful. They make us laugh and cry. They make us real. All great leaders and speakers throughout history have used stories to influence listeners to act and stir their imaginations; you can too.

The humor aspect of this workshop is about finding your funny; how to think funny and bring clean humor into your stories and content-rich presentations.


“Thought Leadership: A new and valuable idea communicated in an interesting and profitable way.”  

Chances are you have mature content and confident delivery but haven’t brought anything new that has seismic significance to your presentations for a while. You’re stuck in the role of Thought Repeater. Telling yourself to “think outside the box” won’t get you “outside your box.” Without a thought process, unguided thinking leads to wheel spinning and wasted time. Instead of “thinking out of the box” what you need is to “process out of the box.”

When you have a thought process that ignites your imagination, you’ll break through your creative boundaries and discover new content and profitable ideas. This workshop provides you the thought process, path, and tools to evolve from Thought Repeater to Thought Leader.

The goal of the workshop is for each attendee to develop an original story and unique content.

Your Coach:

Dr. Paul Homoly, CSP

I hold the highest earned designation in professional speaking – Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – from the National Speakers Association. I am the first dentist worldwide to earn this distinction.

I have written two books on the topic of becoming an interesting expert; Just Because You’re Leading …Doesn’t Mean They’ll Follow and Just Because You’re an Expert…Doesn’t Make You Interesting. This is important to you because the content in my books are gleaned from the hundreds of hours I’ve spent in classrooms coaching experts. You can have confidence in my coaching process.

I practice what I preach. I make a good portion of my income from speaking at meetings and hosting workshops. This is not a hobby; it’s the real deal for me and can be for you too.

I have a 20 plus years successful track record as a speaker development coach and thought leader. I’ve personally experienced most speaking situations and coached an incredibly wide range of experts.

Live Online Workshop Details

Here’s what you’ll learn in the group Zoom sessions:

  • How to discover, rehearse, and present stories that earn listeners attention and move them to action
  • How to develop original content and express it in unique ways that distinguish you in the marketplace

During the one-on-one private coaching with Dr. Paul Homoly you’ll:

  • Create and rehearse an original signature story 
  • Enrich your existing content and develop original content

The StorySelling® and Thought Leader’s Workshop is suitable for speakers of all levels of experience.  All workshops are recorded for your private review. 

Prework: A few weeks before the first session, you’ll receive a PDF document of the workshop manual. Additionally, you’ll be given a StorySelling® assessment that will identify StorySelling® developmental needs. Also, you’ll complete a short preparatory StorySelling® project to get you ready for our sessions.

Each session, Dr. Paul Homoly will present new ideas, principles, and processes in a group coaching environment via Zoom. Included with each session, attendees will be invited to schedule a private Zoom coaching session with Dr. Paul Homoly. 

Session One: A two-hour presentation and collaboration by Dr. Paul Homoly of principles, processes, and best practices for developing original stories and clean humor.

Topics include:

  • How to discover your stories and reveal your character
  • Growing new stories from your existing stories
  • Making your stories a visual listener experience
  • Linking your story to your content
  • Discovering and delivering the right story to illustrate the value of your new content

Session Two: A two-hour presentation and collaboration by Dr. Paul Homoly of principles, processes, and best practices for developing fresh content. 

Topics include:

  •  The eight steps of the Thought Leadership Cycle™
  • Advancing your unique point-of-view on your topic
  • Spawning new ideas from your existing content
  • Fresh ways of looking at your content and new ways of expressing it

Session Three: Sessions three is a two-hour facilitation of your specific thought leadership content from your homework project

Topics Include: 

  •  How to build your Thought Leadership reputation
  • Review of your preparatory Thought Leadership project

You can expect excellent workshop materials.

With your enrollment, you’ll receive a pre-workshop assessment that will help target the coaching that will best serve you. You will need to order the Kindle version of my book Just Because You’re Leading…Doesn’t Mean They’ll Follow on Amazon for just $9.99 as a pre-study for the workshop.

Zoom video conferences are recorded and available to attendees.


Enrollment is limited to 15 students. Tuition is $795 per person. Because it is a limited attendance workshop, tuition is nonrefundable. If a student cancels, tuition will be applied to a future workshop.

Upcoming Dates

Session One – October 9, 2021
Session Two – October 23, 2021
Session Three – November 6, 2021
All sessions 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time


Are you ready to find your story? 


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