Gilbane’s Digital Experience Conference

Washington DC April 28 – 29, Workshops May 1


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Our conference is followed by in-depth, half-day workshops by well-know experts providing detailed guidance on how to get a head start on key strategies, including…

Understanding (and building) your organization’s core narrative

A well-constructed and well-organized corporate narrative is a powerful thing. It explains what you do and why you matter. It can do the following:

  • Build market impact.
  • Drive a more cohesive marketing program.
  • Create a more cohesive business.

It speaks to the market in clear, resonant terms. It supports fluid, coherent corporate communications. It ensures that employees have a shared understanding of what they’re working for, and it plays a key role in business and product decisions and road maps.

Core narratives are a structured approach to organizing core beliefs, truths and facts about your organization. It starts with examining four elements:

  • Why – What is your aspirational value—why does it matter?
  • How – What is your methodology or approach that lets you deliver that aspirational value.
  • Offer – What is it that you sell? What do you do?
  • Proof – Why should I believe you?

The workshop begins with a discussion of the meaning of “narrative,” how it is different from “story,” and how to measure its strength. Then the fun begins:

  • We walk each participant through his or her own narrative strength assessment.
  • We start you on the way toward organizing your narrative.
  • We spend time on how narratives help to foster constructive discussion and help to bring different voices in the company together.
  • You leave with a clearer way of thinking about narratives and a set of tools designed to help you move forward with yours.

Wednesday, May 1: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Deb Lavoy


Debra Lavoy
CEO, Narrative Builders



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