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Story Doctors: How to Diagnose and Resuscitate a Sickly Presentation

Whether you’re presenting new data or unpacking “the next big thing,” you have a story to tell—and no one wants their presentation to fall flat on the (meeting room) floor.

In this story clinic, Creative Director Tim May and Senior Solutions Consultant Tracy Granzyk shared common ailments afflicting your presentations, e.g. cluttered slides, and presentations that lack a foundational structure. They explained how to help your message connect with your audience and gave you practical storytelling methods to treat common presentation pitfalls. 

During this webinar, attendees learned:

  • How to use classic storytelling tips to revive even the most boring of presentations
  • Proactive steps to treat a struggling presentation


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Tim May, Creative Director
XPLANE, Powered by TiER1

Tim has been telling visual stories his entire life. As a designer for XPLANE since 2008, Tim has inspired a cult following of doodlers, visual thinkers, storytellers, and facilitators from all walks of life. In his role as Creative Director, Tim oversees XPLANE’s skilled design team and contributes heavily to client work and brand and thought leadership through webinars, workshops, and courses. 

His larger-than-life facilitation style has helped broker alignment among the most divergent of viewpoints. He frequently helps clients simplify their thinking to tell more compelling stories, with a particular focus on vision, strategy, culture, and process.

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Tracy Granzyk, MS, MFA, Senior Solutions Consultant, TiER1 Performance

Tracy is a Senior Solutions Consultant at parent company TiER1 Performance by day and a longtime freelance writer by night. During the day, she spearheads transformative initiatives within the life sciences and healthcare sectors, focusing on digital transformations, omnichannel marketing, communication strategies, and organizational change management. 

Outside of TiER1, Tracy is the founding editor-in-chief at Please See Me, an online literary magazine that elevates the health-related story of vulnerable populations and those who care for them. And she is the founding and former Senior Director of the Center for Healthcare Narratives at the MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety and a longtime faculty member at the Academy for Emerging Leaders in Patient Safety (AELPS) where she helps patients and healthcare professionals tell their stories. 

Tracy has written, directed, and produced award-winning healthcare films, published numerous articles on health-related topics, and served as a ghost writer on longform fiction and creative nonfiction projects. Her innate storytelling talent has driven impactful change across numerous causes and business ventures.