“Lori did an outstanding job preparing for her keynote presentation. She took a significant amount of time talking with people in our movement to gain a better understanding of our issue and then customized the presentation to fit our needs. Our group was just beginning to use stories as a way to influence decisions. Lori’s expertise and style provided our group with useful and relevant suggestions on how and when to use stories. They now have a much better understanding of the power of storytelling, thanks to Lori!”
– Nancy Michaud, Conference Coordinator, SmokeFree Wisconsin

Need a dynamic speaker for your conference or meeting who sparks immediate and lasting results? Contact Lori to design a 45 to 90 minute talk that’s specific for your group and makes an immediate impact.

Sample Topics from Previous Client Engagements

“Leveraging Our Differences Through Story-based Techniques”
Fraternal and Communications Sections Mid-year Meeting, American Fraternal Alliance

“Making an Impact on Information Quality”
Information and Data Quality Conference, IAIDQ

“Lori was fabulous! All 175 attendees were totally involved in her keynote presentation. Our audience is usually fairly reserved, but she had them laughing and applauding throughout, and they flocked to talk to her afterwards. Truly, Lori’s presentation was the highlight of the conference.”
– Tony Shaw, President, 
Wilshire Conferences, Inc.

“Using Stories to Drive Improvements”
22nd Annual Quality Management Conference, American Society for Quality

“Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over”
50th anniversary celebration, Greater Madison Area SHRM Chapter

Lori Silverman is one of the highest rated-speakers we’ve had for our local SHRM chapter in a long time! Her presentation was engaging, thought-provoking, fun and practical all at once. Lori did her homework and used examples that were relevant to the group. Her knowledge of the subject and of the research behind it is impressive and she uses that knowledge to connect the concept of stories to the audience in a very practical way. Her presentation style is well-organized, dynamic, and well-paced. I would highly recommend Lori!”
– Lori Gibson, Past VP of Programming,
 GMA SHRM chapter

“Get Noticed and Be Heard”
Annual Meeting, American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists

“Getting the Results You Need Through Stories”
17th Annual Service Quality Division Conference, American Society for Quality

Lori was able to make believers out of some skeptical attendees regarding the value of storytelling. Several individuals let us know they were going to be able to immediately implement what they learned. Thanks Lori!”
– Jen Piccotti, ASQ/Service Quality Division Chair

“When Results Matter: Using Stories Strategically for Impact”
Leadership & Management Academy Graduation Celebration,
 Hennepin County

“Say It With a Story®: Getting Training to Stick”
5th Annual Wisconsin State Training Conference, The Wisconsin State Training Council

Lori was the opening keynote speaker at the Wisconsin State Training Conference in March 2006. She is a master storyteller with the ability to actively engage her audience in multiple uses of this powerful communication technique. As one audience member expressed, “I have been using stories as part of my training for some time. Lori helped me refine this.”
– Ralph Schwartz, Leadership and Staff Development Director,
 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and conference program committee member

“Sharing The Gift of Legacy Through Storytelling”
Annual Client Meeting, Wilson Law Group

“Using Stories to Make the Issues Real”
Wisconsin Tobacco Control & Prevention Conference

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Lori offers practical, results-driven business storytelling training, keynotes, and consulting. For 26 years, she's also advised enterprises on strategy and organizational change. Listen to Lori speak about the "Power of Story"


American Fraternal Alliance: Fraternal and Communications Sections

American Marketing Association

American Society of Clinical Laboratory Scientists

American Society for Quality: Quality Management Division

American Society for Quality: Service Quality Division

Hennepin County Leadership

International Association for Information and Data Quality

IRM UK: Data Management, Information Quality, Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence

Society for Human Resource Management: Greater Madison Area Chapter

State of Wisconsin

Wilson Law Group

Wisconsin Tobacco Coalition: SmokeFree Wisconsin