Kindra Hall

  • Strategic Marketing Storytelling Expert
  • National Champion Storyteller
  • President and Chief Strategy Officer at Steller Collective

What began as a chance encounter at age 13 with a storytelling cassette tape grew into a complete understanding of the craft, methods and science of storytelling, in its most pure form…free of promotion or agenda. She has been a National Champion storyteller, member of the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network and has her master’s degree in communications where she conducted original research in the role that storytelling plays in defining and revealing culture.

Today, Kindra’s work can be seen in a weekly column at Inc.com, and featured in Success Magazine, Entrepreneur.com and behind the scenes in New York Times best-selling books. Kindra is a former Director of Marketing and VP of Sales. She is a published author, an award-winning columnist and guest faculty at Harvard Medical School.

Kindra frequently works with innovative brands like ConAgra, Stryker, Target and Hilton Hotels to use the irresistible power of storytelling to capture attention and connect in a distracted marketplace. A conference favorite for clients who invite her back for consecutive annual events, Kindra's presentations include revealing research, eye-opening case studies and, of course, stories attendees will remember and retell long after the event ends. Audiences leave inspired and motivated to apply Kindra’s actionable content.

 

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Your audiences will leave informed and inspired to put storytelling to work for your brands, products and services.

A Sample of the Groups That Have Hosted Kindra Hall
  • American Marketing Association
  • ConAgra
  • United Way of Central Indiana
  • Maricopa Health Foundation
  • Betsey Bayless, former Secretary of State, AZ
  • Driving Sales Executive Summit
  • Distilled
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StorySelling

This fast-paced StorySelling keynote will have your sales force re-thinking how they pitch, propose or present to clients. Kindra, a former vice president of sales, breaks down the power of strategic storytelling to influence buyer’s behavior and, ultimately, close more deals. This keynote easily al ...

This fast-paced StorySelling keynote will have your sales force re-thinking how they pitch, propose or present to clients. Kindra, a former vice president of sales, breaks down the power of strategic storytelling to influence buyer’s behavior and, ultimately, close more deals.

This keynote easily aligns and adds depth to your existing methodology. Kindra walks through compelling, even shocking, research proving story’s ability to render price irrelevant, fast-track trust and likability, double efforts and create a lasting, advantageous impression.

Capturing attention in today’s distracted marketplace requires a sophisticated strategy that appeals to both logic and emotion. Kindra teaches audiences the stories they must be able to tell, how to find them, and in which scenarios they will yield maximum results. She inspires audiences and gives them the confidence to switch to the story default in high-stakes sales situations to increase their effectiveness, enhance their relationship, and ultimately generate more revenue.

The prevailing outcome of this keynote will be a sales organization more capable of connecting with clients and able to stand out in a competitive selling environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to hack the brain to disrupt the decision making process
  • Craft any story to make the invisible benefits of your product vivid and real for your customer
  • Ask the questions that will really reveal your customer’s motives
  • Add value to your product and service in a way that will make price irrelevant
  • Shape attitudes on your team to help them find meaning in their work and reach new heights
  • Build a confident and resilient culture

The Irresistible Power of Strategic Storytelling

The shift from a transactional economy to a connected one has people scrambling; when surveyed, companies admit they believe a substantial portion of their revenue is under threat as a result. Businesses, brands, sales forces, marketing teams and leaders at all levels are desperately trying to captu ...

The shift from a transactional economy to a connected one has people scrambling; when surveyed, companies admit they believe a substantial portion of their revenue is under threat as a result. Businesses, brands, sales forces, marketing teams and leaders at all levels are desperately trying to capture attention and resonate with consumers who expect more. Is there a secret weapon? A silver bullet to humanize and connect? Yes. The answer is strategic storytelling.

The problem? In its rapid rise in popularity, “storytelling” has been reduced to unactionable jargon. Everyday businesses and individuals miss critical opportunities to connect with their elusive audiences in powerful and profitable ways because they lack a storytelling skill. Until now.

Kindra Hall has presented this storytelling keynote for audiences around the world and across industries to equip them with this essential skill for success in a connected economy. Far from jargon or fluff, Kindra’s approach to storytelling is razor-sharp and immediately actionable. The result: Using Kindra’s blueprint for effective storytelling, attendees leave empowered and equipped to close more sales, build better relationships, or blow up their brands by leveraging the irresistible power of their stories.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the psychology behind strategic storytelling—to fully take advantage of it
  • Gain clarity on what a story actually is—a nuance lost in the sensationalism of the word
  • Learn how to access the unlimited supply of stories within each brand and/or individual
  • Discover the biggest storytelling mistake and how to avoid it
  • Breakdown the 3 Step Storytelling Process
  • Study the anatomy of a fail-proof story for maximum impact
  • Determine the many opportunities for telling the stories for results

Story Your Way to Success in Direct Selling

This keynote will revolutionize the way your distributors approach every sales interaction—switching from product facts to telling engaging stories. Kindra not only inspires and empowers direct sellers, she teaches them exactly how to switch to the story default for maximum impact. The greatest lea ...

This keynote will revolutionize the way your distributors approach every sales interaction—switching from product facts to telling engaging stories. Kindra not only inspires and empowers direct sellers, she teaches them exactly how to switch to the story default for maximum impact.

The greatest leaders in the network marketing industry influence, motivate and inspire their prospects and teams. This requires more than knowledge about the products or understanding of the compensation plan; a consultant’s success is entirely dependent their ability to communicate the transformation joining their company creates. Second only to developing the courage to seek new prospects, transformational storytelling is the most important skill for success in the direct selling industry.

Through compelling research, profound case studies, and captivating stories of her own, Kindra will elevate individuals on all levels of your company. The outcome of this keynote is an army of individuals ready to change lives with the story of how your company changed theirs.

Half Day Workshop

Storytelling workshops are ideal for clients who not only want attendees to gain excitement and applicable insights into applying strategic storytelling, but to also put the skill to work under Kindra’s expert guidance. The Half Day Workshop begins by generating participant excitement about the stor ...

Storytelling workshops are ideal for clients who not only want attendees to gain excitement and applicable insights into applying strategic storytelling, but to also put the skill to work under Kindra’s expert guidance.

The Half Day Workshop begins by generating participant excitement about the storytelling opportunity through Kindra’s compelling one hour keynote. Through research, case studies, and her own expertly-told stories, Kindra proves that a simple shift to telling compelling stories will create massive and measurable results.

In the second phase, participants examine the stories being told or missing within their organization. Prior to the workshop, Kindra analyzes the current company messaging—including but not limited to videos, websites, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, sales pitches and through interviews. After discussion and discovery, Kindra leads the group through guided exercises to develop a suite of stories to deliver the organizations most important messages and achieve their most urgent goals. The final phase includes participants telling stories live and receiving real-time feedback and additional story techniques from Kindra.

Participants leave the storytelling workshop feeling empowered, equipped and excited to use their stories to gain an advantage—to either drive sales, create better marketing messages, raise more funds, build better customer relationships, or to lead their teams more effectively. Or all of the above. Workshops are customizable to client needs.

Learning Objectives 
Learn the psychology behind the irresistible draw of stories 
Gain organizational clarity on what a story actually is—a nuance lost in the sensationalism of the word
Discover the biggest storytelling mistake and how to avoid it Understand the three-step storytelling process 
Discuss stories that are currently being told Evaluate current presentation, sales or marketing material
Discover the three most important stories to start telling first 
Identify possible stories to tell 
Workshop Individual stories in groups 
Workshop individual stories in front of the room with Kindra’s guidance

Time: 1hr Keynote + up to 3 additional hours

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Biography

Kindra Hall is President and Chief Strategy Officer at Steller Collective, a marketing agency focused on the strategic application of storytelling to todays communication challenges. Kindra is one of the most sought after motivational speakers trusted by global brands to design and deliver business amplifying, revealing, interactive keynotes that inspire teams to better communicate the value of their company, their products and their individuality to accelerate personal and professional growth.

What began as a chance encounter at age 13 with a storytelling cassette tape grew into a complete understanding of the craft, methods and science of storytelling, in its most pure form…free of promotion or agenda. She has been a National Champion storyteller (yeah, they have those), member of the Board of Directors of the National Storytelling Network and has her master’s degree in communications where she conducted original research in the role that storytelling plays in defining and revealing culture.

Today, Kindra’s work can be seen in a weekly column at Inc.com, and featured in Success Magazine, Entrepreneur.com and behind the scenes in New York Times best-selling books. Kindra is a former Director of Marketing and VP of Sales. She is a published author, an award-winning columnist and guest faculty at Harvard Medical School.

Kindra frequently works with innovative brands like ConAgra, Stryker, Target and Hilton Hotels to use the irresistible power of storytelling to capture attention and connect in a distracted marketplace. Kindra has become a conference favorite for her clients who invite her back for consecutive annual events. Her presentations include revealing research, eye-opening case studies and, of course, stories attendees will remember and retell long after the event ends. Audiences leave inspired and motivated to apply Kindra’s actionable content.

Kindra lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband, young son and daughter. When she is not traveling around the world speaking, Kindra can usually be found at spin class or at home with the family. And while she’ll never win a bake sale—she’s a welcomed guest-reader in her kids’ kindergarten and preschool classes.