Whether you're pitching to investors or trying to attract your ideal clients, no other method is more effective than storytelling. Using my background as a film and theater actor, communications expert and award-winning speaker, I help startups, entrepreneurs, nonprofits and Fortune 500 companies tell their authentic story in their pitches, presentations and online so they can engage their audiences.
"Norman has a truly uncanny ability to find the most compelling way for a person, business or organization to tell their story. This can perhaps be attributed to all his years as an actor and his, therefore, well-honed skills as a storyteller himself. Regardless of how it came to be, if you are in search of someone who can help uncover the story your business has to tell AND who can help you feel more comfortable telling it, Norman is your guy!
Erica Mills, Nonprofit Marketing Consultant, Founder and CEO of Claxon and Mills Communication Group
“Norman was a great asset to our team, helping research scientists find their voice and share the impact of their research in a compelling fashion for a lay audience — not an easy task! Norman specifically helped bring a sense of comfort and ease to what is a daunting task for many and gave simple, clear directions that had a huge impact on the final performances. His directions for stage presence, tone of voice and ways in which to boost a speaker’s confidence, were appreciated by all.”
Heidi Rogers, Event Manager at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research
"Norman brought a great mix of storytelling and performance skills to the table when he worked with us to develop our presentation for SVP Fast Pitch. He helped us explore our core stories and tune the structure of our presentation. But the really exciting part was when he used his background in theatre to help me access the parts of myself I needed to deliver a powerful performance. This is a skill a lot of people don’t have, and I found working with him really valuable. Thank you Norman!"
David Hunter - CEO/Founder, EdCourage, Inc.
“Thank you so much for an amazing class. I have been wanting something like this for a while. I walked away with creating an authentic story of how my business came to be – the first time I have felt on target.”
Debbie Rosenfelt, Founder, CEO From the Heart