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Paul Smith is one of the world's leading experts in business storytelling.
Paul is one of the Top 100 Leadership Speakers of 2018 according to Inc. Magazine, a storytelling coach, and the bestselling author of the books Sell with a Story (#1 Amazon bestseller in Sales and Selling), Parenting with a Story, and Lead with a Story (#1 Amazon bestseller in Business Communication), which is already in its 11th printing and available in seven languages around the world. Paul is also a former consultant at Accenture and former executive—and 20-year veteran—of The Procter & Gamble Company.
As part of his research on the effectiveness of storytelling, Paul has personally interviewed over 250 CEOs, executives, leaders, and salespeople in 25 countries, documenting over 2,000 individual stories. Leveraging those stories and interviews, Paul identified the components of effective storytelling, and developed templates and tools to apply them in practice. His work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Time, Forbes, Fast Company, theWashington Post, PR News, Success Magazine, and London's Financial Times, among others.
Paul holds a bachelor's degree in economics, and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He lives with his wife and two sons in the Cincinnati suburb of Mason, Ohio. He can be found at www.leadwithastory.com.