Ignite Success through Storytelling

What comes first, the success or the story?

Every success starts with a strong story. Think of the biggest successes in the world, Starbucks, Apple, Prius. Everyone knows their story. In today's world of information overload, the clarity and authenticity of the story you tell are vital to your success.

Storytelling is a skill every business person can master.

The pressure is on to sharpen your storytelling skills. When you cultivate success stories, you create a culture of success. A powerful story gives your business a leading edge in the marketplace. These stories connect us, they inspire us, they stick in our minds and make us remember ideas and concepts in a way that numbers, or graphs cannot. 

So, how will you craft your story to inspire your employees and engage your customers? Where will it take you?

Bonfire AVL 2016: Storytelling for business success is coming to Asheville!

Bonfire AVL 2016 is a two-day conference with a mission to teach you how to ignite success through storytelling. All of our Bonfire sessions are geared toward how to discover, develop and deliver powerful stories that fuel success.

Gain insight into time-tested story structure and learn how to build stories that can shape the future: You will learn how to: 1) Amplify your stories with strategy; 2) Ignite robust brand stories; 3) Engage audiences, customers and colleagues through story; and 4) The luminescent impact that results when story and purpose are in synch.

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No other conference provides an intersection of mastery as wide and expertise as deep as ours does. We bridge: 

Old school and new school

Local and global

Traditional wisdom and emerging technology

Art, culture, business, strategy and brand

Gain a new sensibility around your success story at the Bonfire conference through:

  • A dynamic experience

  • Self-discoveries that rekindle the fire of your story

  • Structures, strategies and perspectives into your own success story and its potential

  • A toolkit of techniques, templates and tactics to fuel your success through storytelling

  • Deepened connections to your story and the greater business community

  • Access to the Bonfire network of success, a community of leaders in success creation.

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Stories constitute the single most powerful weapon in a leader’s arsenal.
— Howard Gardner, Phd Harvard University

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The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.
— Joseph Campbell


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Tell me the facts and I’ll learn. Tell me the truth and I’ll believe. Tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.
— Native American Proverb

Our dynamism of experience is unmatched. Master storytellers will facilitate the Bonfire AVL 2016 conference:

  • Connie Regan Blake-national storytelling pioneer

  • David Lamotte-musican and Rotary World Peace Fellow

  • James Navé-arts entrepreneur & poetry teller

  • Jennifer Pickering-LEAF executive director

  • Justine Belleme-founder of Asheville’s JB Media Institute

  • Murphy Funkhouser Capps- CEO and Chief Brand Strategist of Kudzu Brands

  • Tish Vallés-Clio Award-winning global brand storyteller, TEDxNewYorkSalon programming director

Light the fire! Fuse (your) stories into success!

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