Michael Hauge has been one of Hollywood’s top story experts, speakers and authors for the last 35 years. He now helps speakers, authors, entrepreneurs and corporate leaders grow their businesses and move people to action by using the principles and methods of Hollywood’s most successful movies.
Michael has presented lectures and workshops in person and online to more than 350,000 participants worldwide. He is the author of three best selling books, including Storytelling Made Easy: Persuade and Transform Your Audiences, Buyers and Clients. His clients have generated millions of dollars in increased revenue by using his 6-Step Success Story® approach.
“No one is better than Michael Hauge at finding what is most authentic in every moment of a story.” – Actor Will Smith
KEYNOTE: Telling Stories That Change Lives
Saturday, April 18, 2020 – 8:25 a.m. to 9:25 a.m.
All good stories are about transformation. Characters pursue their desires and face overwhelming obstacles in order to achieve them. At the ends of their journeys, their outward circumstances have changed. They (and their loved ones) are safer, richer, happier, more loved and more powerful, or they are defeated, alone, lost or deceased.
But in the stories that touch audiences most deeply, these characters experience an inner transformation as well. In pursuing their goals, they move from fear to courage, and from identity to essence. And in doing so, they transform those around them as well.
Join story expert and Hollywood script consultant Michael Hauge as he reveals why stories are your most powerful tool for captivating your audience and moving them to action, and how adding these deeper levels to your stories will provide emotionally powerful experiences that have the power to change their lives – and your own.
PLENARY WORKSHOP: Mastering 6-Step Success Stories
Sunday, April 19, 2020 – 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
The primary goal of any story you tell from the stage must be to elicit emotion in your audience. And the source of that emotion will always grow out of their empathy with your story’s hero, and the obstacles and conflict that hero must face while pursuing some compelling goal.
In this workshop, Michael Hauge will reveal how to select and develop the most powerful and persuasive stories for your speeches, and then guide you through his 6-Step Success Story™ process for connecting with your audience as you enlighten, entertain and move them to action.
WORKSHOP SERIES 3: Perfecting Your Story
Sunday, April 19, 2020 – 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
During this hands-on workshop, participants will put Michael’s 6-Stage process to work as he coaches selected volunteers to share portions of their stories. With this process, all attendees will sharpen their ability to achieve emotional impact, deliver a valuable message, and move audiences and sponsors to purchase their products – and invite them to speak again.