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14 Mar, 2014

Business Track

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Business Track

In conjunction with the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference, we offer a business track to professionals to learn the skill and application of storytelling in the workplace.  If you want to motivate people to achieve audacious goals, make a data report come to life, or create change in your organization, storytelling is the secret tool to your success.  Join the experts and master the power of story as a leader, presenter, and trainer. Maximize your productivity, effectiveness, and profits.

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Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

101 W 100 N

Provo, Utah 84601

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Breakfast & Registration

Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Check in early and become acquainted with other conference attendees. Continental breakfast is included in the registration fee.

Connecting Across Conflict: Storytelling and Peace Building

Grand Ballroom

8:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Opening session with Noa Baum
Noa will share her journey and what she learned about the power of story to transform listeners and teller alike. Israeli born, she has created and performed a show based on dialogue with a Palestinian woman. The story offers inspiration for listeners to take the first step towards building bridges of peace and understanding diversity in their communities and the workplace.

The Secret Sauce: How to Work with Stories for Personal/Organizational Change Success


10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Workshop with Karen Dietz
Whether confronted with personal change or wanting a successful organizational transformation, stories are your best but most underutilized resource. Don’t let your personal or org change project fall off the rails by not including storytelling into the mix. In this interactive workshop, learn how to use stories through each phase of the change cycle for maximum engagement and a successful result. Topics covered:
• The psychology of change and the power of stories
• The role of stories during changing times
• The 7 phases of the change cycle
• Your highest leverage point when working with stories
• How to not tell the wrong story at the wrong time
• When to share stories and when not to
• Documenting and sharing triumphs

Lunch & Networking

Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Take the time to network with other conference attendees as you enjoy a delicious meal. Lunch is included in the registration fee.


Grand Ballroom

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Showcase performance by Regi Carpenter
Regi will share the incredible true story of storyteller Regi Carpenter's teenage experience with mental illness and her journey back to health and freedom.Committed to a state mental hospital, Regi encounters healing through the dedicated therapists and teachers who help her decide to live. This story is a testament to the resiliency of the human spirit and is filled with hope, redemption and grace.

Symbols, Stories, and Stakeholders: Elements of Influencing Organizations


1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Workshop with Shawn Moon
Every organization has at least three levels—the individual, the team that individual works on, and the broader organization. Regardless of how you define your organization and regardless of how large or small your organization is, stories are powerful symbols and catalysts for change and growth. This interactive and engaging session will address the role and impact of story and symbol in an organizational context and how we can improve our effectiveness in developing and sharing stories.

Redefining Our Tribe—Storytelling to Mobilize Diversity in the Workplace

Cedar Room

1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Workshop with Noa Baum
Today more than ever we face the challenge of an increasingly diverse workplace with greater than ever needs to come together, merge conflicting perspectives and create collaborative, highly functioning groups. Today more than ever story matters: Storytelling is an effective tool to build diverse, accepting and trusting working teams.

Data Storytelling: How to Merge Stories and Facts to Leave Folks Inspired

Aspen Room

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop with Karen Dietz
Facts tell, stories sell. But when we absolutely need to share data, scientific research, numerical graphs and charts, or lots of facts and figures, how do you do so and still share a story that engages and inspires people? In other words, how do you deal with data and not put folks to sleep? The answer: when you are able to take your material and storify it. The purpose of this workshop is to learn how to merge data and stories together so your material can inspire people to action. Topics covered:
• How the brain works differently with data and stories
• Data is objective; story is personal – here’s how they go together
• Between stories and data, where to place the emphasis
• Adding story elements to data
• Finding the key message of your data story
• Specific steps to take to bring data and stories together for maximum impact
• How to end your data story to move people to action

The Captain and the Deck Prism: Leading Through Story


3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Workshop with Bill Bennett
For centuries, sailing ships used deck prisms as a safe way to direct sunlight to sailors below deck. Learn how to lead your organization by sharing stories that provide illumination, direction, and motivation to others.

Kevin Kling & Syd Lieberman in Concert

Timpanogos High School Auditorium

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Storytelling performance by Kevin Kling and Syd Lieberman
One of the best ways to learn how to tell stories better is to listen to stories. Join us for a magical evening of storytelling with national storytellers Kevin Kling and Syd Lieberman. A perfect chance for you to watch storytelling in action and be transported by the magic of a great tale well told! Separate ticket is required. Family pricing is available.

Noa Baum

Born and raised in Jerusalem, Noa brings a unique perspective to conflict resolution and organizational behavior. She has worked with some of the world’s largest organizations, such as The World Bank, The Mayo Clinic, The Kennedy Center, and the U.S. Department of Defense. This year she was part of the 2013 New Story Leadership, an organization that brings together bright Israeli and Palestinian students for an 8-week training in leadership, negotiation, and narrative techniques.

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Bill Bennett

Bill Bennett is a consultant with FranklinCovey and the author of two novels: "Jacob T. Marley" and "The Christmas Gift". In Bill’s many years of leadership positions, he crafted all the key messages in the context of story, believing it to be the best way to illuminate and inspire both the head and the heart and helping his teams bring out the best in themselves.

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Regi Carpenter

A storyteller since 1996, Regi has performed at the National Storytelling Festival as well as many other national storytelling venues. She has been a storyteller in resident at the International Storytelling Center in Jonesborough, Tennessee. Equally adept at children’s programs and adult performances and workshops, Regi’s work is a “big hearted embrace of the world.” Loren Niemi, Executive Director, Heart of the Beast Theater. Regi is a professor of storytelling at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York as well as a teaching artist for students ages 4-22.

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Karen Dietz

Karen Dietz, PhD., owner of Just Story It, is based in San Diego, CA. She is a consultant, facilitator, trainer and coach working with leaders and executive teams to cultivate and tell their most compelling stories and uniting people to pursue dramatic new goals. Her process derives from her expertise in the diverse fields of folklore, storytelling, creativity, strategy, organizational development, high performance teams, and interpersonal communications.

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Kevin Kling

Kevin, a man of many talents, is widely known for his work on NPR’s All Things Considered and his plays that are performed worldwide, but it is his storytelling that draws us to him. Kevin knows how to tease humor and wry observations out of every-day happenings by mixing the ridiculous with the sublime. As an author and playwright, Kevin is deft at crafting compelling stories.

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Syd Lieberman

Syd, an internationally acclaimed storyteller and teacher and a favorite at Timpanogos Storytelling events, excels at historical tales and has been commissioned by NASA and The Smithsonian Institute, among others, to create stories based on historical events. He also excels at the personal tale and was a featured keynote at the 2013 Rootstech Conference. Syd can teach us how to shape historical facts and events into compelling stories—turning memory into memoir.

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Shawn Moon

Shawn D. Moon is an experienced executive and author. He is an Executive Vice-President of Global Sales and Delivery for FranklinCovey with more than twenty years of experience in sales and marketing, program development, and consulting services. He also had responsibility for Franklin Covey's internal learning university. Shawn has conducted numerous training courses and keynote addresses to a broad base of clients across the globe. He is the author of three books: The Job to Be Done Now, On Your Own: A Young Adults' Guide to Making Smart Decisions, and Bill's Christmas Legacy.

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Where and how do I make hotel reservations?
Lodging is available at the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 101 W 100 N, Provo, UT 84601. Room rates are just $98 each night between March 13–16, 2014 for a standard single or double room.

Reservations can be made by individual attendees directly with Marriott reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (801) 377-4700. To obtain the discounted rate, reservations must be received on or before Wednesday, February 19, 2014. Be sure to mention you are coming for the Timpanogos Storytelling Conference.


How can I get from the airport to the conference?
It is approximately a one-hour drive from the Salt Lake City International Airport to the Orem/Provo area. For shuttle service, contact Xpress shuttle at (800) 397-0773 or visit their website at xpressshuttleutah.com.

Where is the event and where should I park?
The Timpanogos Storytelling Conference is held at the Provo Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, 101 W 100 N, Provo. Parking is available in the hotel parking garage. See schedule for other evening concert locations.



How do I register?
You can register online, by phone, by mail, or in person using VISA, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express credit/debit cards. If paying by check, make checks payable to Timpanogos Storytelling.

• Click on “Buy Tickets” above to register online
• Call (801) 229-7436 to register by phone
• Register in person at:

Orem Public Library
58 N. State Street
Orem, UT 84057

• Register at the Conference beginning Friday, March 14, at 8:00 a.m.

Is there an early bird discount?
Register for the full Conference event before February 19, 2014, for the early bird price of only $135 (a $15 savings).

Is lunch included with my registration?
Lunch is included with your full Conference registration. For additional meals, you can eat in the hotel dining room, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or at many other restaurants within walking distance.

What if I need to cancel my registration?
A $10 fee will be assessed for each refund requested. All refunds must be requested in writing, and no refunds will be made after the start of the conference. You may arrange for a substitute to come in your place at any time.


Who may attend?
The Timpanogos Storytelling Conference is open to ages 13 and above. The special youth workshop with Andy Offutt Irwin is open to youth ages 9-18. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate nursing infants or young children in workshops.


Are ASL interpreters available?
Call (801) 229-7436 by March 7, 2014, to schedule an American Sign Language Interpreter.

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