We’re evangelists for the global storytelling movement.
We help entrepreneurs, business leaders, change makers, and other creative people around the world tell their story.
Whether that’s how you raise money, attract customers, build a brand, gather a tribe, or redefine your industry, you’ve got a story worth telling.
Today the GetStoried tribe includes thousands of creatives and change-makers who believe in the power of storytelling to transform the world.
It all started in 2009 with our storytelling manifesto, Believe Me, a book enjoyed by over 10,000 fans around the world.
But it didn’t stop there.
As an education and media company, we produce how-to programs and online events covering topics like branding, innovation, social media, and personal development. We geek out on tools and strategies that will get your story to travel and engage your tribe. And we collaborate with many partners including CopyBlogger, BlogWorld, Social Media Club, Tech Soup, ThoughtLead, PSFK, and Young Entrepreneurs Council.
We consult selectively with leading brands such as NASA, Omnicom, and Audubon on game-changing initiatives. We also do private 1-on-1 coaching for entrepreneurs and thought leaders that have a big story to tell. And we love to advise on visionary cultural efforts like Zappos Insights, the National Storytelling Festival, and The 13 Indigenous Grandmothers.
We’ve created Story University as an online learning platform for entrepreneurs. Our latest program, The New About Me, teaches how to talk about yourself online (your bio, About page, personal brand).
We also produce the Reinvention Summit, the largest virtual learning events on storytelling in the world. If you see smoke coming from this website, it’s because we’re burning it up back here, getting everything ready for Reinvention Summit: Crossroads, coming in April of 2012.
About Our Founder
Hey! I’m Michael Margolis, chief instigator at Get Storied.
People often ask how I came to be obsessed with storytelling.
I was born in Ohio, raised in Switzerland and Los Angeles. Today, I call New York City my home. My father is an inventor, born in the bush of Africa. My mother is a teacher, artist, and toy designer, from the arctic tundra of upstate New York.
To put it mildly, my family is lovingly…different. So despite a charmed childhood creating pirate ships out of super junk, I forever felt lost in translation and struggled to find my place.
Seeking answers, I studied cultural anthropology, business, and comparative religion. Realizing that I was “unemployable,” I stumbled into a career as a social entrepreneur, co-founding two nonprofits before the age of 23.
I experienced my share of fast success along with a healthy share of failure. These early endeavors came to a screeching halt due to a series of severe blood clots. In the process of healing, I embarked on a journey of discovery that took me from acupuncture and herbs to yogis and shamans.
As I rewired my brain and rewrote my life, I came to realize the stories we tell make the world.
In 2002, I started a brand consultancy to help organizations change and adapt their culture. Storytelling was a core methodology of my work with AARP, Ernst & Young, Marriott, The Nature Conservancy, and the YWCA.
A painful divorce in 2009 turned everything upside down. Broke and on the verge of bankruptcy, I walked away from my business and once again reinvented myself.
In 2009, I wrote Believe Me, a Storytelling Manifesto for Change-makers, and established Get Storied as a global educational platform. During the last two years, I’ve been on a mission to democratize storytelling for the new age of communications.
Storytelling is the most important skill you didn’t learn in school. But it’s the foundation for everything. This is the riddle Get Storied is out to solve. Click below to download our storytelling manifesto, and welcome to the tribe!
Great Places to Start at Get Storied
- Storytelling Manifesto: Free 88-page book downloaded by over 10,000 worldwide.
- The New About Me: Learn how to tell the story of who you are and what you do.
- Reinvention Summit: Virtual Conference on storytelling coming soon in April 2012!
Our Storytelling How-To and Experiments
- The New Storytellers: Video podcast interviews with visionary voices across the field.
- Story Mojo E-Newsletter: Regular content, tips, and resources on storytelling.
- Storytelling Quotes: A collection of inspired storytelling quotes, more regularly added.
- World Storytelling Day: Crowdsourced video experiment. Next one is March 2012!
- Based on a True Story: Pop culture T-shirts that celebrate the mojo of storytelling.
Connect with Us
Want to chat? Get in touch with the Get Storied Team below.
We really do like hearing from you. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions, comments, or glowing praise.
And hey, if you want to send chocolate, who are we to say no?