Bill delivers keynotes and workshops that help his audiences understand how to be their most likable and memorable selves. He works with a wide all types of professionals- sales teams, teachers, scientists, engineers, architects, executives, elected officials, entertainers, CEOs, as well as chamber and association leaders.
Bill spent over a decade training writers and giving the daily story notes for 7,000 hours of the Procter & Gamble soap operas, Guiding Light, As the World Turns, and Another World. He helped make those complicated stories simple enough to create an emotional connection with the audience. Today, he uses those same tools to help professionals find their own stories that deliver valuable results.
While at P&G, Bill taught acting at places like the famed Stella Adler Conservatory. Prior to working in television, he spent 12 years as the producing director of Olney Theatre, a professional theatre outside of Washington, DC. He is currently on the faculties of Seton Hall University, US Chamber of Commerce's Institute for Organizational Management, and regularly delivers workshops for Johns Hopkins University Technical Management program.
"You are amazing. Our client gave his presentation to the sales force yesterday. He was great. His expertise in the sector clearly came through. He was confident. As I told him, he was a new man. All of the people who had heard his presentation before were amazed at the difference. Also, people who were hearing him for the first time said, 'Great Story.'
Whatever you are charging, you can charge more."
Mary Lou Malanoski, CFO & Executive Vice President
Morgan Joseph & Co. Inc.
"I was amazed at how effective it can be to present a message by using your storytelling techniques. I was walking on clouds at the reception because so many powerful people, who I've always held in very high regard, came up to me and told me that my story had a big impact on them.
One of our good customers has a sign in their lobby that says ‘When you walk through these doors, most people won't remember what you said, but they will remember how you made them feel.' With your techniques, it is possible to make people feel good about you and have them remember what you said!"
Tom Sheridan, Vice President of Marketing
"Bill Graham is a great speaker for any group.
His "likeability" message resonates with sales pros and beginners, corporate leaders, as well as spouses in the group.
His message helps people in their daily and professional lives. In fact, it has helped me many times personally, specifically in negotiating a large contract a few months ago.
Bill's teaches his audience the value of "storytelling" so clearly that it has created some memorable unscripted moments at the meetings.
His experience in "messaging and the media" is unique and exceptional.
I look forward to having him back with us soon."
Peter Borden, President
American Machine Tool Distributors Association
"Even with many years of oral presentation experience, each time I work with Bill Graham, I learn new ways for our presentations to be more effective, memorable, easier and more gratifying to deliver. Best yet, we've seen Bill's coaching work effectively for both novice and seasoned presenters."
Stacie O. Condrell, Vice President
"Bill Graham is that rare instructor who actually gets people thinking. Bill makes the abstract idea of storytelling concrete. He shares tools that turn classic theory into sound constructive advice. Under Bill's guidance, the wall of writer's block reveals hidden doors to powerful solutions. His excellent process and imagination step communicating-through-story up to the next level.
I use his theories with my writing staff every day."