Everybody has a story.
Bill Graham has spent his career helping people find powerful ways to tell their stories: in theatres, on television, in the office, and in the boardroom. Today, Bill helps people communicate better as leaders, managers, sales people, educators and elected officials through his keynotes, seminars, and workshops.
Bill spent 13 years as a theatre director and producer at Olney Theatre in Olney, MD. There, he practiced the craft of communicating persuasive ideas, not just in front of theatre audiences, but also before planning boards, county councils, and the state legislature. He understood that people buy tickets when you tell them a good, compelling story. He has taught acting at numerous colleges, universities, including the famed Stella Adler Conservatory. His unique instruction helped actors to, become more powerful and likeable in front of an audience.
For more than a decade, he served as Director of Creative Affairs for Procter & Gamble Productions, producers of the longest running soap operas in the history of entertainment, Guiding Light, As the World Turns, and Another World. He created teams, developed writers, and helped producers make the complicated soap opera stories simple and memorable. Head-writers that he developed, and their writing teams, won Emmy Awards for Best Writing 5 of the last 7 years he was at P&G. While at P&G, he began his next career as a speaker and trainer, including collaborating with Arch Lustberg, author of “How to Sell Yourself,” one of the great gurus in the world of communications.
Bill is on the faculty of the US Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for Organization Management, the Council of State Government’s leadership programs for legislators, and he has served on the faculties of New York University’s Tisch School for Hospitality, Tourism and Sports Management, and Seton Hall University’s Leadership Communication program.
He continues to live happily-ever-after with his wife and three daughters in Montclair, NJ.
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