You’re fantastic at what you do. This, you know. You have something that can really help the right people. C redo Hawaiian close mouth smile

But – how do you let them know, and make them CARE?

By telling your story.

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By telling people WHY you do what you do, in a way that shows your ideal clients that you get where they’re at, you have the right experience and skills to truly solve their problem – and that you are the kind of person they actually want to spend time with (because: we’d all rather work with a friend, than with an awkward acquaintance, right?).

People – your dream future clients included – will only ever part with money if they’re having an emotional response. Make their response to you a giant, leaping, “YES!!”
You’re not just selling your process or your solution. You’re selling you.

Storytelling is the quickest and most powerful way for you to connect with people you’ve just met – or who are on your website for the first time. When we’re listening brain photo. Credit to aboutmodafinil.comto stories (as opposed to facts), completely different parts of our brains are activated. Our brains even synchronise with those of the person telling the story1 (SO SCI FI).

So, telling your story is important. But how on earth do you do it?

One problem is that it’s SO LONG. You’ve tried before, but where do you start? The first time you got fired, then went on to earn even more money than your old boss? The summer you spent working in the onion factory? Your first success at school??

What do you leave in and take out? What’s important and what’s not?

And once you’ve worked that out, how on earth do you make it sound compelling – short enough to hold their attention but exciting enough to grab it in the first place?

Imagine you have a way of telling your story – in person, online, on stage – which instantly connects you to the people you most want to help. Imagine you could do it in a way that feels really good, feels *true to you – and is concise and punchy enough to hold your (dream) listener’s attention.

Imagine if, when someone asks you, “So, why do you do what you do?” your answer explains it perfectly and succinctly – and makes them hungry to experience more of your work (and of YOU!).

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The best way to stay at the front of your ideal clients’ minds – and hearts – is to emotionally connect with them.

The most effective, easiest way to do that? By telling your story.

I’m Marsha. I’ve been shaping stories on-air and online for over 20 years. First as a radio DJ, producer and podcaster, then as an author, now as the Story Coach for World Domination Summit, for Toronto’s biggest storytelling show, True Stories Toronto – and for world-changers like you, who know they have a powerful story to tell, but have no idea where to start. Hawaiian dress Marsha Shandur Caroline White Tweaked CROP

I cut my teeth story-shaping as a DJ on music radio. For 15 years, I had to learn to get stories from 20 minutes down to 20 seconds – because, after that, the jingle kicks in, and you have to stop talking. Plus – any longer? And you’ve lost your audience’s attention.

I’m now the founder, story coach and host for True Stories Toronto, the city’s biggest storytelling show, and have coached hundreds of storytellers – many of whom had never been on stage in their life before. As the official Story Coach for Portland’s World Domination Summit, I coach the chosen Attendee Storytellers to get their stories down to 1 – 1.5 minutes, ready to tell them onstage to 1, 200 people.

I can help you tell yours in a way that will change the field you’re playing on.

Working together, you will learn to tell your business story in a way that grips and moves everyone who hears it, is a guaranteed way to stand out from the competition – and makes the *right people raving fans.

My method is thorough. While there are certain universal rules to storytelling (like: tell things in the chronological order they happened, so you’re not throwing in spoilers; or: don’t hint at other stories that you’re not telling), I understand that every person’s story is unique, and needs individual attention.

You won’t get an identikit “Storytelling Template”. I will sit down with you and ask the RIGHT questions to draw out every important aspect of your story. Then I’ll help you see which parts need to be told straight away, and which can wait for the full-length autobiography (or, in my daydreams, the Behind The Music special).

In truth: I don’t fully understand how my brain instinctively knows how to do this. After so many years of shaping, shrinking and making stories powerful, it just offers me up the right answers for the stories I work on (and I figure, if it’s working, who am I to question it?).

I can show you how to wrestle your long, detailed, intricate story into whatever captivating length you need.

My talent lies in asking the right questions – then helping you choose which parts you include, in which order, for maximum impact.

As a result of working with me, you’ll have a way of telling your story that will:

  • affect real change and help people in need.

  • be any length you choose – from 20 minutes to thirty seconds

  • be engaging, emotional, educational and entertaining

  • have your audience begging to get involved!

How It Works:

Step One: We’ll start with a pre-session assessment.
Consider this the debrief or the back-story session.

I ask you a series of questions over email. As a result of your answers, I’ll get fully up to speed on what it is that’s most important to you about your story, and get a real understanding of what you are working so hard to get across.

Step Two: The Discovery Session
Together we jump on zoom (it’s like Skype – but better!) or the phone for one and a half to two hours.

We’ll dive even deeper into your story – after all, you want it to be impactful enough to change people’s lives!

Through a series of questions that you’ll be surprised are relevant, I’ll help you pull out all the elements that will be most impactful in your story. Often, you’ll discover elements of and angles to your story you’ve never noticed before – all of which will make it even more incredible!

Step Three: Putting It Together
This is my bit. I go off and work on the structure of your story, so it’s the best it can be for the medium you want. I’m going to be honest, sometimes my brain just has a magic way of working this stuff out – so you get to take advantage of that, too!

Step Four: Delivery
This is where I give you the structure to work on yourself. Why don’t I write it for you? Because I want it to be in YOUR voice! 

You will leave understanding exactly how to tell the story – from what to leave out, to the information that must be included to deliver a message that tugs at your audience’s emotions and helps create the positive difference you want to make in the world.



  • An mp3 recording of our calls – so you can be fully present during the session and don’t have to furiously scribble down everything we say.

  • A follow-up one hour call, to run through your new version of the story (once you’ve had the chance to practise it)

Investment – for Yes Yes Family, until Dec 20th: $997 (USD)Full length hands on hips

The Result?

  • A way of telling your story that you’re really proud of, that connects instantly with people – and drives them to take action!
  • A polished story you can now use for speaking engagements and videos
  • The chance to really make a difference in the world.

Ready to share your wisdom, wit and wonderfulness with the perfect story?
Then let’s go!

Your next steps:

1. Got questions?  Email me now, on

2.  Ready to make change RIGHT NOW? Make your special, Yes Yes Family-only price payment of $997 (USD) HERE:

3.  After you make you make your payment, you will be directed to a page where you can schedule your appointment.

4. Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, you’ll receive access to the pre-session assessment. I’m so excited to help you make your story engaging and compelling – so you can make that amazing change in the world!


Marsha totally over-delivered

Lorna GAger“From start to finish the experience has been fantastic and she totally over-delivered. My story is unique and interesting, but Marsha has helped me make it gripping, heartwarming and best of all – more enticing for women to want to work with me.
Lorna Gager, Wellness Coach and Inspirationalist,


Before working with Marsha, I had suffered from terrible stage fright… but I actually enjoyed my time in the spotlight!

nadine-prada_annawithlove_webI never thought of myself as the kind of person who could EVER get on stage in front of a packed audience and tell such a vulnerable story.

Surely I’d blank out in a fit of nerves and forget what I was supposed to say, or ramble on? I also suffered from terrible stage fright.

Marsha helped me shape my story by sifting through all the elements and arranging them in an impactful way. What we left out was as important as what we put in.

The result? I actually enjoyed my time in the spotlight! I’m left with a tremendous sense of accomplishment and a feeling of connecting with people on a deeper level. It feels like a huge weight has been lifted. Sharing my story made a difference to a lot of people. And I can cross something big off my Bucket List.
Nadine Prada, Artist and Creative Director

“Marsha is a true master of her craft”

hrabBefore working with Marsha, turning one of my biggest life experiences into a ten minute story seemed impossible. And yet, after working with Marsha, I had the confidence and framework to make it happen. Marsha helped me hone in on the important elements of my story and shape it into a compelling narrative. She is a true master of her craft. Working with Marsha is like working with some kind of incredible storytelling wizard!
Naseem Hrab, Marketing Director and Author.

“Marsha is a story alchemist. I highly, highly recommend working with her”

Erin RodgersMarsha is a story alchemist. I will fully admit that I came to our meeting pretty cocky that I had an awesome story that was going to need no work at all. Suddenly, Marsha was finding all these new details and avenues of exploration. I started with a good, funny story, I ended with a much more powerful and vulnerable story that people still compliment me about (and it was MUCH funnier too). I highly, highly, recommend working with Marsha.”
Erin Rodgers CEO, Keener Events

“I learned so much from one session, I feel as if I took a 5-day intensive workshop on storytelling”

Lissa CowanWhen I first came to Marsha with my story, it was long and unwieldy, and I was lost as to how to shape it. Marsha was so thoughtful and intuitive as she helped me whip it into a kind of mini masterpiece. She didn’t tell me what to do, but let me draw my own conclusions to make it come alive. I learned so much from that one session that I feel as if I took a 5-day intensive workshop on storytelling.”
Lissa M. Cowan Author and Writing and Creativity Coach

I didn’t know that shy people could also be good storytellers

Ginny Santos“I didn’t know that shy people could also be good storytellers. Marsha was absolutely amazing at helping me craft my experience into an engaging story. She made me feel so comfortable and supported while sharing some really personal stuff. She helped me recognize the details that make my story compelling, she helped me create the hook and pointed out what I should include and what I should leave out. Now I have the confidence to tell my story in public knowing all the ways in which I can modify it and use it for different purposes while always knowing that people will love listening to it.”
Ginny Santos
Creativist, Founder and CEO of NeOle

“She inspired me to find my voice as a storyteller

paul-dore“Workshopping my story with Marsha was essential to figuring out what it was that I wanted to express to my audience. Not only did she have an unbelievable instinct to help me get to the heart of the story, she inspired me to find my voice as a storyteller. Marsha’s enthusiasm for my story during our workshop was contagious and gave me the confidence to share it in front of 150 people.” 
Paul Dore, Author


Are you ready to tell YOUR compelling story?

Your next steps:

1. Got questions?  Email me now, on

2. Ready to make change NOW? You can grab one of these Yes Yes Family-only pre December 20th packages at the price of $997 (USD) HERE:

3.  After you make you make your payment, you will be directed to a page where you can schedule your appointment.

4. Once you’ve scheduled your appointment, you’ll receive access to the pre-session assessment. I’m so excited to help you make your story engaging and compelling – so you can make that amazing change in the world!

“Afterwards, I did the best public presentation I’ve ever done, business or artistic”

rick jones“I was skeptical of the very idea of Marsha helping me polish my story. After all, it had been okay before. I am skeptical no more; her insight and communications expertise helped me turn my little yarn into the best public presentation I’ve ever done, business or artistic. An hour with her was incalculably valuable. I say yes, yes to Marsha!”
Rick Jones
Stand Up Comic


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