Shawn Callahan

Founder, Anecdote. Author, Putting Stories to Work. Expert on Business Storytelling for Leadership and Sales

Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 - $20,000 USD

Travels From: Australia

Shawn Callahan is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

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    Shawn Callahan

    Founder, Anecdote. Author, Putting Stories to Work. Expert on Business Storytelling for Leadership and Sales

    Speaker Fee Range: $5,000 - $20,000 USD

    Travels From: Australia

    Shawn Callahan is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    Shawn Callahan Speaker Biography

    Sales speaker Shawn Callahan is the author of Putting Stories to Work and also the Founder at Anecdote, the world’s largest business storytelling company.

    Shawn started his career in technology with companies such as Oracle and IBM but finally realized, at the end of the day, it was the human factors that determined the success of any enterprise.

    As the result, in 2004 he founded Anecdote, a firm that helps leaders and sellers find and tell great oral stories. Anecdote licenses its business storytelling programs to companies that are delivered in 7 languages in over 20 countries.

    Furthermore, he works with Global 1,000 companies such as Shell, Danone, Microsoft, TESCO, Allianz and Bayer all around the world.

    Shawn is based in Melbourne, Australia.

    Shawn Callahan Keynote Topics

    Stories are incredibly powerful: the help business leaders influence without relying on authority; build fast rapport and change minds and inspire action.

    Shawn Callahan, founder of Anecdote - the world's largest company on business storytelling - will teach you in this keynote speech practical techniques to tap into this power and influence, engage and inspire others.

    The best sellers are storytellers: they use stories to build fast rapport; establish credibility and demonstrate value.

    Shawn Callahan, founder of Anecdote - the world's largest company on business storytelling - will teach you in this keynote speech how to expand the number of sellers who can effectively tell the story of your products and services and close more sales faster.

    How does story help strategies stick? Employees can only act strategically if they really know the company’s strategy. They need to have it in their heads.

    Stories are more memorable than facts alone, so we can get them into our heads. In fact, they’re at least seven times more memorable than facts. And stories can be read twice as fast as non-stories. Amazing really.

    People are also more likely to share a story than a set of dot points. Stories spread – without the need for a PowerPoint deck.

    One more thing about stories – you can tell the long version or the short version, depending on the setting. They’re flexible.

    These are just some of the reasons why a story helps your strategy stick.

    Shawn Callahan Speaking Videos

    Shawn Callahan at Brand Week Istanbul
    Shawn Callahan talks Business Storytelling on Ticker