Katie Stroud is available on a limited basis to speak at your event, conference, or workshop. She is an experienced speaker and workshop leader. Her primary topics of focus are learning strategies, presentation design, and technical communication. She is especially interested in motivating people to be better leaders, instructors, and designers.

You can reach Katie at achieve@ + this website’s address and on twitter @incsuccess.

Who is Katie Stroud?

Katie writes about learning and communication techniques and strategies. Companies and organizations come to her for training workshops and when they need tailored learning solutions. She is also working on a book detailing how you can use the power of story to design your training experience. When not writing and speaking at conferences, Katie leads the team at Incremental Success.

What are people saying?

“Hi Katie, I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation on Story Telling last week. I found the message to be very practical and I walked away with plenty to implement right away. I expected that the more technical workshops were where I’d have the most to gain, but I was wrong. Your execution was also perfect. Great job. Thanks.”    —Shelly Briscoe, Training & Documentation Specialist

“Thank you! Your session was one of the best I attended!

I attended the ASTD 2014 Conference and participated in Katie Stroud’s session ‘Convert learning content into stories that people remember.’ This was one of the best sessions I attended during the conference. Katie captured our attention right away by demonstrating the power of stories. She then walked us through step by step how to create our own story using our own learning topic. I definitely came away with a fundamental understanding of how to build my own story, to make learning more memorable, and the ways in which I can vary the story depending on the topic or concept I need to teach. I look forward to seeing Katie at future events and learning more about the power of story telling!”    —Vandy Richards

“For three months, I struggled to figure out how to take a mundane class on Higher Education Administration and make it interesting. After 5 minutes in Katie’s session, something sparked my imagination I realized I could take an existing organizational story and adapt it into the framework for the class. Following the exercises in the class, I left the workshop with the story fleshed out and the first draft ready to go. Three months of struggle resolved in a 90-minute class - what more could I ask for?! Loved the class and found it to be very helpful. Thank you.”    —Matt Howell, CCO

The kudos continue »

Past Events & Conference Resources

Animation, Story, and Context
Nov 6, 2018 | ATDps South Sound

Change Is a Journey Through Conflict: Be the Hero’s Guide
Oct 24 – 26, DEVLEARN 2018

The Maker’s Hunt: Building Community with the Nonsense of Lewis Carroll
Oct 4, 2018, Workplace Learning Conference | ATDps

Design for Adoption
Feb 21-23, 2018, DEVNEXUS

Corporate Training and Storytelling
Jan 29-30, TLDC 2018

Using Social Media for Analysis and Designing Around Corporate Culture
Oct 25-27, DevLearn 2017

UX Design Story for Product Adoption
Sept 20-22, 2017 Connect.Tech

How to Change Your World (Keynote June 5th)
June 5-8, 2017, Learning DevCamp 2017

Instructional Story Design: a Process for Corporate Transformation (workshop details)
Story: The Wholistic Design Approach (Session #LS601) (session resources)
March 22 – 24, Learning & Performance Ecosystem 2017 Conference, co-located with Learning Solutions 2017

Workplace Stories: Step-by-Step Inspiration for Engagement and Sustained Momentum
Jan 30-Feb 1, Training Conference & Expo 2017

Workplace Stories: Step-by-step Inspiration for eLearning Engagement
3-4 PM Thursday Nov 17, DevLearn 2016 Conference & Expo

Tell the Technical Story with Visuals (pre-conference Learning Story Summit) & Easy Animation
June 20-23, Learning DevCamp 2016

Storytelling Models and Techniques for Instructional Impact (SU112)
May 22, 11:45am-1pm, ATD 2016 International Conference & Exposition

Simple Techniques for Making Your Learning Content More Visual September 30 - October 2, 2015 - DevLearn Conference and Expo

  • Session Handout: Session overview which includes useful tips and techniques for making your content more visual.
  • Session Slide PDF: A condensed version of the slides used in my session. Certain slides with copyrights have been removed along with background and other images that made the file very large. However, most examples are included.
  • In-Class Vs. Online Persuasive Visual Example: A sample presentation of the pros and cons of offering client education in online training instead of in-class.

Speaking + Workshop @ Learning DevCamp 2015 (June 22 - 25)

  • June 22 - Transforming Learning Content: Strategic Techniques for Better Content (learn more about this pre-conference workshop)
  • June 24 - 4 Storytelling Models for Instructional Impact
  • June 25 - Simple Techniques to Make Your Content More Visual

Convert Learning Content Into Stories That People Remember
August 15, 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM - The eLearning Guild’s Online Forum on Managing and Repurposing Learning Content: Proven Strategies and Techniques

Convert Learning Content Into Stories That People Remember
Wed, May 7, 2014, 10:45 am - 12:00 pm - ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition

Convert Learning Content to Stories that People Remember
October 23-25, 2013 - DevLearn Conference and Expo

Convert Learning Content to Stories People Remember (webinar)
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - References, Worksheet

Coaching Collaboration in Four Dimensions for Dispersed Teams
October 4, 2013 - ASTD-Cascadia 2013 Conference

Simple Techniques for Visual Content that Works in Mobile Learning
October 3, 2012 - mLearning DevCon 2012

Put Mobile Where Mobile Belongs
October 3, 2012 - mLearning DevCon 2012

Simple Techniques for Visual Content that Works in Mobile Learning (Workshop)
October 5, 2012 - mLearning DevCon 2012

Simple Techniques for Visual Content That Work in Mobile Learning (Webinar)
August 23, 2012 - Preview Webinar for mLearning DevCon 2012

Simple Techniques to Make Your eLearning More Visual
June 6, 2012 - eLearning DevCon 2012

Partnering with Constraints: A Case Study in a Microsoft Partnership on an eLearning Project
May 2, 2012 - Training Industry Partnering for Performance 2012

Friends, Not Tools: How Networking has Become the Foundation of My Success
April 10, 2012 - ProLango Career Mixer