Who We Are

FirstVoice is a full-service consultancy specializing in building influence via narrative. Since 1995 FirstVoice has coached leaders and their organizations to become more influential by consciously developing stories that are authentic and make people care.

Stories: Your Secret Weapon

We tell stories constantly—whether we are aware of it or not—because that is the way we think. Narrative is the fundamental way we make sense of our world.

It’s essential that the stories we tell are effective and memorable, so we can successfully influence ourselves and our organization for the better.

A Teachable Skill

Storytelling is a lot like running; everyone can run, but we all need lots of coaching to run a four-minute mile. First Voice coaches leaders to think like great runners. World class runners know themselves from the inside out—how every muscle, tendon and bone is used to create the most effective path to move forward. In the same way great story makers are aware of their thoughts, emotions and voice, which they use skillfully to move others to act.

Our Proven Method

At FirstVoice we use an organic story making process based on the research from our book The Elements of Persuasion, called The Five Elements. We will help you become a more influential leader by consciously shaping your stories and the stories around you. We will coach you on becoming a more compelling communicator when addressing your board, your direct reports, customers and the media. As a result of working with us you will be more persuasive, relaxed and humorous while expressing your vision at crucial meetings, presentations, media events and informal settings. People will be more likely to remember your story and pass it on, even when you are no longer in the room.

Learn more about the principal of FirstVoice, Bob Dickman.