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"Thank you for the lesson on storytelling. It was personally, one of the
best sessions I have attended in a very long time. I enjoyed the stories, the quotes, the sharing, the camaraderie, and the day was over much too soon for me. This is a great subject and you have piqued my interest in using this tool to express my thoughts and teachings more than I have in the past. May you achieve much success as you spread the word that Stories are a Great Way to learn and to be taught life's many lessons."

- JDM, Operations Services Manager, Financial Services Industry

For Mary B. Wacker's availability and list of topics email us or call 414.875.9876.
We will customize our presentation to your needs.

Events with Topic based on the book "Stories Trainers Tell" are based on the book "Stories Trainers Tell" ™ by Mary B. Wacker and Lori Silverman 2008

Upcoming Presentations

Multiple Dates

"Managing Technical People"

  March 13-14
June 12-13
September 11-12
December 3-4             

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Continuing Education, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

More information:
(for School of Continuing Education)http://cfprod.imt.uwm.edu/sce/course.cfm?id=4021
(for specific course information)

Multiple Dates

"Building on the Best in People & Organizations: Appreciative Inquiry"

  9:00 AM - 3:30 PM at the following five locations:

Thursday, April 10, 2008
UW-Marathon County, Wausau, WI
Friday, April 11, 2008
Edgewood College, Madison, WI
Friday, April 18, 2008
Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, WI
Monday, April 28, 2008
UW-Superior, Superior, WI

Tuesday, April 29, 2008
UW-Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership (WWHEL) Spring 2008 Workshops

More information and registration:


March 18, 2008

"Getting Functional: Lencioni Style" (Lencioni’s the Five Dysfunctions of a Team)


Hispanic Professional of Greater Milwaukee

March 18, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, M&I Bank, downtown Milwaukee

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"After attending your workshop on storytelling, I could see that you obviously put a lot of work into research and preparing your information. This is greatly appreciated by me and I'm sure many others. You facilitate at a high energy level while projecting poise and authority in a classroom setting. You demonstrated what a seasoned professional you are. Again, thank you for the opportunity to attend, I will recommend it to others.
I wish you all the success in the future. "

- Pat Dunn, Team Leader, Milwaukee, WI

Past Presentations / Projects

"Managing For a Motivated Workforce"

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Continuing Education, Milwaukee, Wisconsin http://www.sce-business.uwm.edu

"Managing Technical People"

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's School of Continuing Education, Milwaukee, Wisconsin http://www.sce-business.uwm.edu (for School of Continuing Education)
http://cfprod.imt.uwm.edu/sce/course.cfm?id=4021 (for specific course information)

"Appreciative Inquiry: Leading Through Best Practices"

Cardinal Stritch University Leadership Conference: Getting Leadership Right, Meeting the Challenge of Our Times http://www.leadershipcenter.stritch.edu

"Consulting with Honor: Leveraging Client Contracting and Analysis"

Co-presented with Mary Buchel, Buchel & Associates American Society for Training & Development South Central Wisconsin Chapter http://www.astdscwc.org  

"Mastering the Art of the Storyteller: The Power of Stories"

MRA - Management Resources Association Spring Human Resources Conference http://www.mranet.org
Topic based on the book "Stories Trainers Tell"

"The Power of Stories to Communicate Vision and Values"

Cardinal Stritch University Leadership Center Fall Workshop Series

Topic based on the book "Stories Trainers Tell"

"Organization Development Certificate Program Module I: Contracting"

American Society for Training & Development, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
Co-presented with Lynn Carey, Vice-President, Covenant Healthcare, Inc.

"Profit With Honor™:  Five Keys to Growing Your Business"
Interview with Coaches Mary Wacker and John Morlan

Co-creators of "Profit With Honor™:  Five Keys to Growing Your Business Authentically"
The Coaching Show on wsRadio.com with your hosts Andrea Wylan and Christopher McAuliffe
(Aired 12/23/03 - 20 minute interview available online)

"Managing Customer Service Excellence: Best Practices"

"Performance Management: Coaching for Effective Teamwork"
Management and Marketing Conference
Universidad Privada del Norte, Trujillo, Peru


"Taking Charge of Change: A Change Management Toolkit"

Wisconsin Society for Performance Improvement (WISPI)

"The Power of Stories: Leaders Creating Impact"

Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service Conference
Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI
Topic based on the book "Stories Trainers Tell"

"Recharging Your Batteries: Is There Life After Taxes?"

Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants Health Care Conference
Madison, WI

"The Power of Stories: Using Stories to Make Training Stick"

Am. Society for Training & Development's Northeast Wisconsin Chapter (NEW ASTD)
Appleton, WI
Milwaukee Education and Training Organization (METRO)
Milwaukee, WI
Staff Development Conference - Utilities Industry
Milwaukee, WI
Topic based on the book "Stories Trainers Tell"

"Stories Trainers Tell" & "The Learning Power of Stories"

Am. Society for Training & Development International Conference & Exposition
Washington, DC
Aurora Health Care Education Coordinator's Network
Milwaukee, WI
Greater Milwaukee Nursing Staff Development Organization, Spring Conference
Milwaukee, WI

For a download of the PowerPoint presentation of this speech, click here

Topic based on the book "Stories Trainers Tell"

"The Power of Stories: Using Stories to Shift Perspective"

Society for Human Resource Management State Conference
Madison, WI
Topic based on the book "Stories Trainers Tell"

"Telling the Froedtert Hospital Story"

Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
Milwaukee, WI
Topic based on the book "Stories Trainers Tell"

"Telling the WRTP Story"

WI Regional Training Partnership Milwaukee, WI
Project to use stories in staff development and client marketing

Topic based on the book "Stories Trainers Tell"


"I am sure you could tell from the energy in the room that the trainers who attended your workshop are very interested in storytelling. ......Many of the trainers listed your session as the most valuable workshop they attended during the conference."

- Donna Hake, Sr. Organizational Development Consultant, Utilities Industry

"Your presentation, 'The Power of Stories: Using Stories To Make Training Stick' was both enjoyable and informative. You modeled a great method for storytelling that entertained everyone!"

Mark Borowski, Past President, ASTD Southeastern WI Chapter

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"STORIES TRAINERS TELL"™ by Mary B. Wacker & Lori L. Silverman
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