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  1. A trial attorney wanted an edge to persuade jurors in a complex case.
  2. The COO of a $1 billion company had to win a big pitch.
  3. The board of directors of a multinational corporation looked for clarity amid information overload.
Guess What Happened?

I'M CLIFF ATKINSON

I'm an expert in visual storytelling and high-stakes persuasion.

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THE RESULTS

  1.  I applied a persuasive visual theme to the lawyer's opening statement that Fortune magazine called “frighteningly powerful” – and he won a $253 million verdict.
  2. I flipped the visual message from “all about us” to “all about our audience” for the COO and he won a $25 million pitch
  3. I delivered storytelling training to the board of the $235 billion public company and they cut through the clutter.
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HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

Change Minds

As your trusted advisor, I’m available on a retainer basis for both tactical and strategic feedback and insights.

Gain Influence

I'll teach you proven methods that take you to the next level of masterful and powerful communication.

Get Rapid Results

I'll help you shape the strategy, structure and visuals of your story that will give you the ultimate edge.

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A CLASSIC BOOK

I wrote the Beyond Bullet Points book to show you how to present a persuasive visual story that gets results. The editors of Amazon.com named it a Best Book of 2007 and this communications classic has sold over 100,000 copies in four editions and has been translated into a dozen languages including Chinese, Korean, and Russian.

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VISUAL STORYTELLER SCHOOL

How would you like to become a better visual storyteller?  I'll keep you posted when my new school launches.  

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Do you want your group to become more effective visual storytellers?

I've delivered hundreds of presentations for diverse audiences around the world, including the AMA, AAJ, ABA, SXSW, Wharton, and UCLA.

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5-STAR REVIEWS

"Cliff’s laser focus boiled down a complicated case into a few simple messages that were powerful and persuasive. I highly recommend him for any project where clear communication is needed." - Patrick Malone, co-author, Rules of the Road

Cliff helped us make our value proposition more compelling, relevant and persuasive. Now we no longer read from slides – instead we tell stories that allow our clients to truly assess our fit with their needs." - Yasminka Nemet, CMO, MV Transportation

Cliff, I just wanted to say a big thank you to you. Your presentation was spot-on and fantastic!" - Kristin Hamlin, VP, Wells Fargo

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