Storytelling Keynote Speaker and Trainer

Norman Bell

Use the power of business storytelling
to connect with audiences, build communities, and change lives.

“Norman is one of the funniest and most talented speakers I have ever seen!"

— Peter Feysa, speaker, founder of

Hi there! I'm Norman Bell.

I’m an award-winning storytelling keynote speaker and trainer. I tell personal stories and present useful, actionable tips using humor, drama and authenticity to engage audiences with presentations that are honest, humorous, heart-filled and human. Whether you represent a business, conference, corporation or college, I’d love to see how we can work together for your next event.

As an experienced speaker, I want to provide two key things for your next event:

A great experience on stage.

As a presenter, I will use inspiring and humorous stories, as well as actionable tips to keep your audience engaged and listening. They will leave with practical, applicable next steps to take with them beyond that session.

A great experience offstage.

As a conference or event planner, there are a lot of details you have to manage and juggle. I do everything I can to make your experience working with me as easy and satisfying as possible.


The 3 Keys to Becoming an Effective Story Leader

"Entrepreneurs who make a difference are, in effect, professional storytellers." - Richard Branson

In an increasingly noisy world, business and nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, and organizations of every size yearn to connect with potential customers, investors or donors. How can you rise above the din and engage your audience in a way that is real, heartfelt, and human?

In this fun and inspiring talk, Norman Bell helps leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations understand the three key practices they need to master the essential leadership skill of storytelling.

Attendees will actively participate in this presentation and leave feeling empowered and equipped with a simple and actionable 3-step process they can use to tell authentic stories that create an increased emotional connection and higher audience engagement. This ultimately leads to gaining more customers, investments or donations.

​(This presentation is customizable for business or nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, or sales or marketing teams.)

Here's what people are saying about Norman's speaking engagements and performances.

"Norman’s live presentation is phenomenal. I was very impressed with his realistic candor about what's stopping you from living the life you want."

— David Warren, real estate agent

"Norman's presence is electric. He belongs to the breed of rare performers who perform their materials as a genuine gift to the audience. Authentic, smart and moving!"

— Dorothy Lemoult, drama therapist

"Norman's work shows genuine integrity, commitment and intelligence and portrays subject matter that is compelling and poignant."

— Mary Purdy, nutritionist

Contact me

Need help with your storytelling, speaking or communications? 

Send me a message via the contact form so we can discuss your needs and challenges, and how I might be able to help.