“Lori, thank you for inspiring the University of Wisconsin Credit Union management group at our Leadership Conference. The information and skills you shared with us regarding the art and science of stories was motivational and critically relevant to kick off the year. The theme of our annual business plan is ‘Members for Life.’ The use of stories will help guarantee success with this strategic initiative and provide long-lasting value in advancing our brand, coaching our employees, and telling our story to the communities we serve. All areas of our company have identified ways to incorporate the use of story to differentiate University of Wisconsin Credit Union in the marketplace. We look forward to a continued relationship with you to further hone our skills with this exciting and innovative business concept.”
– Maggie Hertz, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, University of Wisconsin Credit Union

Half day. Full day. Multi-day programs. Lori teaches dynamic, skills-based custom-designed workshops based on an assessment of attendee and organizational needs and requirements. Contact her to discuss what she can do to help your group achieve immediate results.

Sample Topics From Previous Client Engagements

“Unleashing the Power of People: Stories that Win Customers”

Bright House Networks Sales Conference

“Wake Me Up When the Data Is Over”
Midwest Chapter of CORENET; and St. George’s School

“The Midwest Chapter of CORENET was fortunate to have Lori Silverman speak on the use of story techniques to achieve results. CORENET is an association representing corporate real estate executives and those individuals providing services to them. In advance of her presentation, Lori spent a great deal of time interviewing a sampling of our members. Our members thought the time was well spent because she provided interesting insight and assistance to them individually during the ‘interview.’ Additionally, Lori invested time to meet with CORENET board members prior to the event to share observations regarding our chapter. The board found this information quite helpful in moving forward.
  Lori truly captured industry and chapter issues, challenges and concerns, customizing a presentation that was engaging, informative, instructive and fun. The feedback was unanimous; everyone learned, everyone enjoyed the presentation and everyone found the information useful. We would highly recommend Lori as a speaker and as a consultant.”

– Susan Spiers, Regional Director, Business Development, NELSON
; and Vice President, Programs, Midwest Chapter of CORENET

“How Organizations Use Stories to Drive Results”
CEO Council of Tampa Bay; and CEO Council of Spokane

Beyond the Basics: How Story-based Techniques Can Move Your Organization Forward”
Marketing Associates of Spokane

“Lori Silverman is an outstanding presenter who educated and inspired our group through her tailored workshop on the use of story techniques in business development. Our professional organization, Marketing Associates of Spokane, hosted the half-day workshop for its members.

  Lori taught us a new way to connect and relate to our clients through story that will not only make a strong first impression, but a lasting one. Instead of doing business as usual, our attendees learned how to use story to differentiate themselves from their competitors and to win business and competitive advantage.

  The positive comments and feedback from all attendees was overwhelming. One attendee wrote, ‘Her creative, dynamic and engaging presentation style allows participants to think outside the box and challenges the norm of the way companies communicate.’ Another said, ‘This is exactly the type of thing I have been waiting to learn. This will take my company from good to great.’

  I had the pleasure of working with Lori before, during, and after the event and I was very impressed with her intense preparation and customization of the program to fit the needs of our group, and her professionalism throughout the process. Lori’s personality is fun and her knowledge and experience is extensive. This combination made for an enjoyable and informational workshop.
  I would bring Lori back in a second for another workshop and I wholeheartedly recommend Lori Silverman for your company, group, or organization.”

– Julie Culver, President,
 Marketing Associates of Spokane

“Boosting Prospecting Success With Story Techniques”
Training magazine conference

“Using Story Results to Get Measurable Results”
United Properties; and Project World*Business Analyst World Conference

“Making an Impact Through Story”
Midwest Woodland Owners; and Florida Dependency Summit

“Thank you so much for presenting ‘Making an Impact Through Stories’ at our Midwest Woodland Owners Leadership Workshop. Our participants from around the Midwest were greatly inspired by your presentation to look at their organizations and the stories of their members. Your talk was one of the most mentioned when asked which presentation inspired our participants the most. Meeting evaluations showed that your techniques for listening and storytelling had profound impact. In addition, I find myself evaluating TV, radio and print ads to see if they are telling a story—most of them do, yet I never recognized it until hearing your presentation. Thank you for spending the day with us and for making this first get together memorable. We enjoyed getting to know you better and sharing our stories with you.”
– Nancy C. Bozek, Executive Director, Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association

“Beyond the Signature Story: Using Stories to Build Additional Revenue Streams”
National Speakers Association-Wisconsin

“The Business Value of Stories”
Women’s Foodservice Forum

“Harnessing the Power of Storytelling for Non-Profits”

New Priorities Foundation

“Lori Silverman’s workshop for the Spokane non-profit community was a powerful experience for attendees. The day was spent learning to understand the benefits of using stories in order to build better connections and strengthen community with clarity and conviction. After the workshop, many participants continue to work together to create and convey stories that inspire action and promote positive change in the world. Lori’s facilitation skills and positive energy were the keys to the success of the workshop that has made such a positive impact on our community.”
– Patty Gates, Executive Director, New Priorities Foundation


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 Legion Auxiliary

American Society of Association Executives

Association of Public Health Laboratories

Bright House Networks

CEO Council of Tampa, FL

Credit Union National Association

Diversified Business Communications: Project World/Business Analyst World, Toronto

Florida Department of Children and Families, Dependency Summit

International Association of Business Communicators

Lydig Construction

National Speakers Association, Wisconsin

National Storytelling Network

Northlands Storytelling Network

Qualitative Research Consultants Association


Sales and Marketing Executives

Society for Marketing Professional Services: Oregon and Seattle

Training Magazine Events/Nielsen Business Media

Trainers’ Network

United Properties

UW Credit Union

Valley of the Sun Human Resource Association

Wisconsin Woodland Owners Association

Women's Foodservice Forum