Leadership comes with the gift of opportunity, the daily opportunity to impact people and the world positively. ~ Yamini Naidu
When I was 10, my teacher asked us to write up a sentence that made sense, but the sentence could only be made up of ten words, and each word could only have 2 letters. We tried and we tried and came up with nothing. My teacher then wrote on the board “If it is to be, it is up to me”. That day my teacher influenced a classroom full of children to think and behave differently, not just in that moment but for the rest of their lives. It was my first lesson in influence and leadership and I was hooked!
I have studied leadership all my life, have taught it at RMIT university, have worked as a leader in corporate Australia for many years and as a thought leader in my own business for over ten years.
BEST SELLING AUTHOR
I am the author of 4 books. My latest book POWER PLAY: Game changing influence strategies for leaders published by John Wiley & Sons, April 2016. Power Play is a practical 21st century guide to mega-impact and influence, providing business leaders with explosive influence strategies to move people into action and results.
I have co-authored HOOKED: How leaders connect, engage and inspire through storytelling, (a best seller), Triple your presentation success and Eliminate Death by PowerPoint. Download a copy of my books.
PURPOSE AND MISSION
My purpose is help leaders perform at their best. I work with leaders giving them tools so they can engage people and deliver commercial results. I call this amplifying leaders’ performance.
I partner business leaders to create & sustain positive impact and achieve results. Results that leaves leaders, the people who work with them and the world a better place.
I believe every leader and business owner has been given a gift. The gift is the daily opportunity to impact and inspire team members, clients, customers, and stakeholders in their world. I partner leaders and business owners to achieve results using the tools of business storytelling, inspiring presentations and humour which can help them maximize this gift.
I am a seasoned business communicator and a global thought leader in business storytelling with over 20 years experience in both the corporate world and in my own business.
I’ve also educated thousands of people at events and workshops and worked directly with hundreds of clients.
You want to learn from a master storyteller. Consultants can be messy, mediocre or masterful. Get them to share a story and judge for yourself. Always learn from the best.
HOW LONG HAVE THEY OFFERED STORYTELLING?
Lots of people are jumping on the storytelling bandwagon so you need specific years and not ambiguous answers like ‘I have always been a storyteller”.
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MEASURABLE RESULTS?
Have they shifted engagement scores, doubled revenue or impacted bottom line and can they share these with you?
HOW DO THEY ACTUALLY TEACH STORYTELLING?
It’s always a grave mistake to bring someone in who can talk about storytelling as being powerful and memorable (which it is) and then not give your leaders any practical skills they can use to construct and share stories around a business purpose.
IS THERE AN EXAMPLE OF A STORY THEIR CLIENTS USED FOR BUSINESS?
This one is gold! As it shows the results clients have had and that the skill was actually transferred and used for results.
DO THEY HAVE A BEST SELLING BOOK ON STORYTELLING?
I just threw this one in, because I do! But if you are undecided, this can be a clincher …
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Yamini Naidu is a leading expert in business storytelling. She is the world’s only economist turned storyteller and consistently voted among the top business storytellers globally. Her work with clients is commercially savvy, results driven and sets them up for professional success. As a key note and conference speaker she wows audiences all over the world with insights, inspiration and actionable advice.