This year’s Governor’s Conference is right around the corner.
Last week, we announced our keynotes speakers. And while many of you are likely quite familiar with Governor Bill Lee, who will headline the luncheon on the second day of the conference, you may not know as much about our keynote speaker Thursday, Oct. 24: Donald Miller.
Based in Nashville, Miller is the CEO of StoryBrand and a New York Times best-selling author. Every year, Miller helps more than 3,000 business leaders clarify their brand messaging. He is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the subject of story.
Every mayor, chamber of commerce executive, or economic developer has faced this question from a business prospect: why should we invest millions of dollars in your community? In fact, this question is at the heart of what we all do every day. We have no doubt that Miller’s expertise and insight will help attendees sharpen their ability to tell the story of their communities and help attract investment from international companies.
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But before you do, get to know Donald Miller.
New York Times Bestselling Author
Miller is the author New York Times best-sellers: Blue Like Jazz, Scary Close, and A Million Years, and the #1 Wall Street Journal best-seller, Building a StoryBrand.
Building a StoryBrand focuses on several universal elements of powerful storytelling, outlining how to simplify a brand message to connect with your customers or stakeholders.
He’s worked with brands like Zaxby’s, Pantene, Chick-fil-A and Intel
Miller challenges audiences to lean into their own story, creatively develop and execute the story of their team, and understand the story of their customers so they can serve them with passion. His work has deeply influenced leaders and teams for Pantene, Chick-fil-A, Intel, Prime Lending and thousands of other businesses.
Here’s an Entrepreneur Magazine interview with Miller, as he gives a quick overview of how to engage with your stakeholders and share your story.
160 Episodes and Counting
For those of you into podcasts, Miller’s racked up more than 165 episodes over the years. He has a guest on each week to discuss a wide variety of topics, from branding and hiring to leadership and management strategies. You can find the podcast, “Building a StoryBrand with Donald Miller,” anywhere podcasts live online: Spotify, Audible and Google Podcasts.