The corporate storyteller

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Corporate storytelling is an essential 21st century skill that can enhance your career, inspire colleagues, and raise industry standards, both in the private and public sectors.

Whether you are writing a business proposal, a successful marketing campaign, a pitch, or any other business communication in the workplace, the ability to tell a story and develop convincing material is key. Writer, corporate consultant, and business communications instructor Elaine Stirling believes in the power of narrative and storytelling within a business context. Her book The Corporate Storyteller: A Writing Manual & Style Guide for the Brave New Business Leader helps professionals hone their creativity and authentic voice.

A passion for nurturing exceptional business writing led Elaine to create the SCS Elaine Stirling Corporate Storyteller Award for Business Writing, valued at $2,500 annually. This award demonstrates the impact that storytelling has in the workplace, recognizing and rewarding examples of business writing that have had demonstrable impact on the applicant’s career, a major workplace project, or the applicant’s organization.

"This award allows us to recognize learners who have developed the courage to communicate with clarity, style, and creativity in the workplace” says Elaine. “Corporate storytelling is an essential 21st century skill that can enhance your career, inspire colleagues, and raise industry standards, both in the private and public sectors. When your work is infused with intention and authenticity, anything is possible.”

Click here to learn more about the Elaine Stirling Corporate Storyteller Award for Business Writing, and explore our extensive portfolio of donor-funded awards.