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On the right, two people sit in chairs facing each other. One has thought bubbles coming from their heads containing three monsters. On the left is a white XPLANE wordmark above text reading "WEBINAR— STORY DOCTORS: Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling. Presentation by Tim May, Creative Director, Wednesday, September 13, 2023 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET". Against a dark blue background. A yellow tab with an icon of a video play button shows that this webinar has a recording.

Webinar Recording: Story Doctors: Seven Deadly Sins of Storytelling

Everyone has experienced a presentation that failed to hold their attention. Chances are the presenter—we’ve all been there—was guilty of committing one of the seven deadly sins of storytelling. 

In this story clinic, Creative Director Tim May gruesomely depicted the seven deadly sins of storytelling and offered redemptive solutions and principles to pull struggling stories into the light.

During this webinar, you learned: 

  • Seven principles to diagnose a struggling presentation 
  • Three practices to revive a sickly presentation


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Tim May, Creative Director

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.