Masterclasses

Best selling author, award winning speaker, Master Facilitator

Immersive, experiential and participatory.

Yamini's masterclasses are not a talkfest- but an immersive, participatory and transformative learning experiences. Yes but what does that actually mean? Or look like?

For example in our Storytelling Masterclass participants share their first story within 20 minutes. All the way through the masterclass they  experience the power of storytelling, through sharing stories and listening to their peers’ stories. Not through being told storytelling is powerful! Yamini walks the talk and also get you to walk the talk. 

Cognitive Load and Learning impacts. All the masterclasses are designed and calibrated for the most effective learning. 

There is a minimal use of bespoke power-points, along with live drawing, graphics and analogue tools like flip-charts (with zoom camera functionality for online sessions). Every tool has been handpicked to maximise learner engagement.

Science, not snake oil.

Our sessions are  based on leading edge research. This combined with behavioural and cognitive learning theories means our sessions deliver results! 

Are we having fun yet?

 The sessions are fun. You are both laughing* and learning. This is not an empty promise but a guarantee or your money back! (*Lifetime guarantee, more than one laugh per person, unlimited stock).

Practical and world-class.

 Yamini has been specialising in storytelling (yes just storytelling) for 15 years. All sessions are based in deep IP developed in the field globally working with leaders from companies like Google, Adidas and Tiffany & Co. 

Masterclasses

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Hooked: Storytelling Masterclass

Storytelling is the fuel that drives compelling engagement and results. The authentic, well-told story will always wow. And this masterclass unlocks how.

Hooked: Storytelling Masterclass

Whatever it is you are trying to do in business — whether you are leading people, managing change, influencing the board or building your career — storytelling will help you... that’s a guarantee. Begin your journey today.

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X Factor: Masterclass

Trying to find your X factor on your own is like to trying to nail jelly to a tree. But don’t be disheartened. Help is at hand. To help you get there fast the X Factor Masterclass distils the process into three vital steps.

X Factor: Masterclass

The 3X Super Steps are:

  1. Gather. Gather field data from your personal life and use to inform and shape your X factor
  2. Zing. Learn how to make this data ‘zing’
  3. Craft. Use several tools to craft and recraft your X factor statement
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Humour Masterclass

Traditional humour is seen as joke telling – 3 horses walked into a bar…I know you are dying to hear the rest! Traditional humour is dad jokes. Let’s put an end to that crime right here and now.

Humour Masterclass

Today modern humour power in business is using humour skilfully, purposefully and appropriately to influence. It builds people up, is warm, gentle, emotionally friendly humour.
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Story Mastery: Storytelling to elevate your speaking game and leave your audience begging for more

Tennis players swing rackets, rock stars trash hotel rooms, speakers share stories.

Story Mastery: Storytelling to elevate your speaking game and leave your audience begging for more

For professional speakers, storytelling is the magic fuel that drives compelling audience engagement, raving recommendations and endless re-bookings.

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Inspiring Presenters Masterclass Series

Presenting is a time in your professional life when you are at your most vulnerable. You must perform or ‘die’. Our two biggest fears as adults are of failing and of embarrassing ourselves IN PUBLIC! And every presentation offers both these opportunities on a silver platter.

Inspiring Presenters Masterclass Series

But now there’s a solution – the one ring to rule them all. The presentation training to end all presentation training. Our exciting offer ‘Inspiring Presenters Masterclass Series’ focuses on the inspiring and X factor part of presentations. The two key parts that make the difference between a good presentation and an “OMG, an unforgettable audience experience”.

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

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I have been privileged to have a long association with Yamini. She brings a positive spirit and infectious energy to her work and always leaves behind a lasting impression. More than 10 years on, people from my old team still comment on Yamini’s engaging educational sessions, with great content and challenging fun exercises that have made a real difference to their ability to connect with people in their lives.
John Burgin, Chairman ICT Committee, ANZ India Business Chamber
Our Executive Team at Dental Health Services Victoria had the privilege of a Story Telling Masterclass with the amazing Yamini Naidu. The team came away inspired and able to tell their stories in their own voice. We have been putting our new skill to good use to help join the dots for our teams and create authentic connections. The team rated it the best workshop they have done in decades. Thanks, Yamini.
Susan McKee, Chief Executive Officer, Dental Health Services Victoria
The ability to create a connection and shared under- standing with another person is a valuable human gift. The art of storytelling is powerful in creating that connection and understanding. Yamini Naidu is a master in the art of helping leaders to build sto- ries that create a vision for the future, creating con- nection and trust. I have worked with Yamini for eight years and I am constantly guided by the princi- ples she taught me as I know it will help me build a compelling message that people can relate to.
Noeleen Carey, Organisational Development Manager – Leadership, Workforce Transformation, Engagement and Change Management, RMIT University
Yamini led our leadership team on a storytelling journey which was remarkable in both its insight and impact. Her ability to identify and distil the key elements of a situation, and package these into an engaging narrative, drawing on emotion and instinct as well as logic, is unique in my experience. Yamini transforms the mundane to the inspiring, thereby bringing to life both the story and the storyteller.
Grant Kelley, Chief Executive Officer, Vicinity Centres Limited
Yamini’s ability to help leaders unlock the power of storytelling in a fun and authentic way is inspiring, insightful and transformative. I am forever grateful that our paths crossed many years ago. Yamini has had such an impact on me, and I am sure on many others.
Edweena Stratton, Chief People Officer, Culture Amp
We brought in Yamini Naidu into AHI because we thought we could build storytelling skill... although for many of us, to be truthful, we didn’t quite believe we had the ability. In less than 2.5 hours, Yamini convinced us otherwise. She helped us take a nar rative of nearly nothingness and help us make it extraordinary. She showed us the beauty of a good story and the science that drives it. It is a skill that will now sit with all of our participants forever... it will help us in our work, it will help us commu- nicate with our colleagues...and it will help me get my teenage children to clean their room. With great thanks, Yamini.
Mark Henderson, Chief Executive Officer, AHI (Australasian Housing Institute)
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