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MEET YAMINI NAIDU, CSP
Australia's Number 1 Business Storytelling Speaker - Captivating leaders and corporate audiences as the world's only economist turned business storyteller

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For over 15 years, Yamini Naidu has been at the forefront of business storytelling Australia. Through her books, her masterclasses and her transformative speaking keynotes, Yamini has been connecting, engaging and inspiring audiences in the areas of business storytelling and leadership.

Why Storytelling?

  • Business storytelling helps us to stop wasting time on the unnecessary (more PowerPoint-heavy presentation stacks, overloading our audiences with ever more information).

  • Storytelling gives us a different strategy that is fresh and relatable in business, so we are not condemned to putting in the hard yards and wondering why it’s not working.
  • And storytelling helps us avoid the drunkard's search: it is not the most obvious or easiest place to look, but it will give us the richest rewards

What is the drunkard's search?

A police officer sees a drunken man intently searching the ground near a lamppost and asks him what he is looking for. The man replies that he is looking for his car keys, and the officer helps for a few min- utes without success. Then the police officer asks the man whether he is certain he dropped the keys near the lamppost.

‘No,’ comes the reply, ‘I lost the keys somewhere across the street’. ‘Why look here then?’ asks the surprised and irritated officer. ‘The light is much better here,’ the intoxicated man responds, as if stating the obvious.

Abraham Kaplan, the first philosopher to examine behavioural sciences systematically, referred to this as ‘the principle of the drunkard’s search’, a type of observational bias that occurs when people search for something only where it is easiest to look.

Yamini is an economist turned business storyteller and works with leaders and business professionals helping them craft, find and share stories that connect, engage and inspire. Whatever you are trying to achieve in business, storytelling can help you get there faster… guaranteed!

BUSINESS STORYTELLING FOR LEADERS

WORK WITH YAMINI

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KEYNOTE SPEAKING

How to entertain, inform and inspire any audience. Yamini Naidu, CSP is not just a speaker, but a transformative experience.

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MASTERCLASSES

Immersive, Experiential and Participatory. We immerse you in the world of storytelling and then we get you to actually do it!

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X-FACTOR

When you hear the words X factor – you immediately start to wonder
What is my X factor? Do I even have one? What if I don’t have one?

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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Yamini is an exceptional speaker who shares her story- telling expertise in an engaging and fun way.
John Roberts, CEO, Leadership Collective
One of the greatest enduring skills of leaders is their ability to convey messages and learnings through Storytelling. It has been with us for centuries and will remain for many centuries to come. Yamini is to storytelling as apple is to pie. They go together in a natural way. The ability to convey messages through stories, with humour and feeling makes them memorable. Yamini makes us all better story- tellers and therefore leaders.
Peter Baines OAM, Founder, Hands Across Water
Yamini spoke at our 2019 conference in June and the feedback overwhelmingly indicated that Yamini should have been a keynote! To address this, we invited her on our August lunch roadshow around Australia and had our biggest numbers in all locations. Yamini’s engaging and humorous style made her stories memorable, complimented by her warm and friendly nature. Her session on storytelling, with examples woven throughout, helped association professionals realise the potential stories can have including demonstrating the value of being a member.
Toni Brearley, Chief Executive Officer, Australasian Society of Association Executives
Yamini is a wonderful storyteller, mentor and human being. Her wisdom and charisma are infectious and she is guaranteed to bring light into any gathering.
Tania de Jong AM, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Soprano at Creative Universe, Creativity Australia, MindMedicine Australia & Creative Innovation
Yamini presented an engaging and impactful storytelling masterclass to hundreds of members of our Business Chicks community. She delivered her unique presentation with passion, commitment and beautiful storytelling. The feedback from the audience was overwhelmingly positive — she truly captured people’s hearts and minds.
Olivia Ruello, CEO, Business Chicks
We recently used Yamini for our premier client event, where she toured Australia’s capital cities presenting to hundreds of our clients. Yamini has a compelling story to tell and one that resonated extremely well with our business clients. Yamini’s style is highly engaging and in many ways enchanting, as she shares the secret power of storytelling through practical examples. I would highly recommend Yamini to anyone thinking about how to create greater engagement with their clients or employees.
Don Sillar, Head of Sales, ANZ Private
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