Craft compelling narratives withour Storytelling Certified course

Speak the language of your audience through impactful storytelling. Our Storytelling Certified: Masters course provides you with the tools you need to create a captivating brand narrative.
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Course
overview 

In an inundated world with endless choices, how do you stand out? By telling product stories.

The revamped Storytelling Certified unveils the science behind effective storytelling product marketers use to capture attention. Updated with new materials, this course ensures you learn the latest techniques.

Gain in-depth understanding of story structure, delivery, and purpose through 8 frameworks. Refreshed real-world case studies show how brands connect through storytelling.

Don't let stories go unheard - start building resonant narratives with Storytelling Certified.

Chapters

  • Storytelling certified intro
  • Meet your instructor
  • Case Study - Duracell and Energizer
  • Why product marketing?
  • Why product marketing (Amsterdam Summit 2022)
  • Storytelling certified
  • PODCAST: Inspire customers to become storytellers - Elena Madrigal

Chapters

  • Structure introduction
  • Patterns in storytelling
  • The hero's journey
  • TedTalk: The hero's journey
  • Storytelling frameworks
  • The story wheel
  • Seven basic plots
  • Case Study - Babbel
  • Order-Chaos-Order
  • Case Study - B2B sales enablement
  • BONUS: B2B storytelling
  • PODCAST: Logic - Louis Debatte-Monroy
  • BONUS: Logic demo
  • Exam

Chapters

  • Delivery introduction
  • The science behind storytelling
  • Speaking and listening
  • Who is listening to the story
  • Case study: Oatly
  • Who is telling the story
  • PODCAST: Emotion - Theresa Gschwandtner
  • Activity: Brand archetypes
  • Activity conclusion
  • Case study - ASICS
  • B2B delivery
  • BONUS: Emotion demo
  • Exam

Chapters

  • Meaning introduction
  • Purpose
  • Case study: Patagonia
  • Authenticity
  • PODCAST: Authenticity - Rachel Howard
  • Value
  • Product principles
  • Case study: Zoom
  • BONUS: Credibility demo
  • Exam

Chapters

  • Storytelling summary
  • Engineer your story
  • AI powered storytelling
  • Exam

Chapters

  • Introduction to story distillation
  • Locate the moment
  • Visualize the story
  • Raise the stakes
  • PODCAST: Using storytelling to break down B2B and B2C marketing - Nick Knuppe.
  • Final conclusion

Chapters

Modules

Modules

Modules

Introduction to storytelling

Chapters

  • Storytelling certified intro
  • Meet your instructor
  • Case Study - Duracell and Energizer
  • Why product marketing?
  • Why product marketing (Amsterdam Summit 2022)
  • Storytelling certified
  • PODCAST: Inspire customers to become storytellers - Elena Madrigal
Structure to the story: Logic

Chapters

  • Structure introduction
  • Patterns in storytelling
  • The hero's journey
  • TedTalk: The hero's journey
  • Storytelling frameworks
  • The story wheel
  • Seven basic plots
  • Case Study - Babbel
  • Order-Chaos-Order
  • Case Study - B2B sales enablement
  • BONUS: B2B storytelling
  • PODCAST: Logic - Louis Debatte-Monroy
  • BONUS: Logic demo
  • Exam
Delivery of the story: Emotion

Chapters

  • Delivery introduction
  • The science behind storytelling
  • Speaking and listening
  • Who is listening to the story
  • Case study: Oatly
  • Who is telling the story
  • PODCAST: Emotion - Theresa Gschwandtner
  • Activity: Brand archetypes
  • Activity conclusion
  • Case study - ASICS
  • B2B delivery
  • BONUS: Emotion demo
  • Exam
Purpose behind the story: Credibility

Chapters

  • Meaning introduction
  • Purpose
  • Case study: Patagonia
  • Authenticity
  • PODCAST: Authenticity - Rachel Howard
  • Value
  • Product principles
  • Case study: Zoom
  • BONUS: Credibility demo
  • Exam
The story engine

Chapters

  • Storytelling summary
  • Engineer your story
  • AI powered storytelling
  • Exam
Story distillation

Chapters

  • Introduction to story distillation
  • Locate the moment
  • Visualize the story
  • Raise the stakes
  • PODCAST: Using storytelling to break down B2B and B2C marketing - Nick Knuppe.
  • Final conclusion

Chapters

Modules

Modules

Modules

Our stats

4+
Hours of content
6
Modules
35
Exam questions
8
Templates

“I learned a lot about crafting effective brand messaging and storytelling principles that I can use in my own role. Overall, it’s an engaging course offering practical tools and insights to improve my messaging skills. It left me feeling well-equipped to apply what I learned at my own work.”

Elaine Oves

Senior Product Marketing Specialist

"When the storytelling course is built and presented as a great story you know Elliott knows what he's talking about. Great use and explanation of frameworks, interesting tasks that get you thinking."

Igor Kranjče

Head of Revenue

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Learn from the collective success and experience of the world’s biggest product marketing community. Not only that, but our certifications are built with the support of PMMs from the largest orgs around such as Adobe, Google, Linkedin, Atlassian, Grammarly, and many more.

If you need help convincing your company to pay for your training, we’ve done the leg work for you.

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After seven years at adidas global HQ specializing in product marketing and innovation, developing cutting-edge products for major events, Elliott then spent three years in Amsterdam spearheading ASICS global running apparel and developing sustainable products. He later transitioned to the Tech industry, leading marketing teams and building strategies for brands like Babbel and ARION where he currently serves as CMO. Elliott believes, “The best products have authenticity at their core. There are few things that can't be improved and innovated within product marketing via a clearer understanding of your brand purpose.”

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By the end of the course
‍‍you'll be able to...

Develop stories

Craft compelling narratives and build emotional and value-driven connections with your customers.

Implement frameworks

Utilize proven frameworks and templates to transform your team into dynamic storytellers.

Build customer connections

Explore ways to tap into customer experiences, aspirations, and pain points through well-crafted stories that foster strong emotional connections.

What's
‍‍included  

01
Content

4+ hours of course material that explores the science of storytelling. Learn how to develop narratives that resonate with your audience and elevate your brand through various real-world examples.

02
Templates

8+ tried and tested templates to guide your journey toward masterful brand storytelling.

03
Activities

6 worksheets and 5 interactive activities to help you put the theory into practice and solidify your learning.

04
Bonus

Bonus features from a range of sources, picked straight from the collection of the course’s instructor and CMO of ARION, Elliott Rayner.

05
Exams

35 exams to test your newfound knowledge and understanding.

06
Access

Enjoy lifetime access to all the storytelling course materials. Fit your learning around your schedule, and revisit the content any time you need a refresher.

07
Q&A

Gain new insights with the ability to ask text-based questions throughout the course, and have them answered by a PMM leader.

08
Certification

Earn a Storytelling Certified: Masters certificate upon passing all the exams.

09
AI-Powered

Get personalized and actionable advice to your toughest product marketing questions, backed by Product Marketing Alliance’s entire knowledge base, using PMM-GPT.

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With every single one of our courses and certifications, you can get your hands on templates, frameworks, and toolkits. All are designed with the cumulative knowledge of our community to help you implement your newfound knowledge the very next day.

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Patterns in Storytelling

The hero's journey

The story wheel

Seven plots

Brand archetypes

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Patterns in Storytelling

The hero's journey

The story wheel

Seven plots

Brand archetypes

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Course‍
benefits

Utilize impactful product stories to drive customer engagement and set your brand apart.

Define your brand’s archetype to ensure your storytelling is always genuine and authentic.

Deepen your understanding of consumer personas to help create the right messaging.

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Drive success: Step confidently into your role with the knowledge and frameworks you need to shine.

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FAQS

Who is the Storytelling Certified: Masters course for?

This storytelling course is for any PMM who wants to understand the science behind a story that sells. Whether you’re a newbie to product marketing or a seasoned professional looking to sharpen your skills, you’ll be equipped with all the tools you need to create compelling and successful product narratives.

How does the Storytelling Certified: Masters course work?

The course is completely online and on-demand, which means you can take it at your own pace. You’ll work through the curriculum in chronological order, take part in activities, and complete mandatory exam questions at the end of each module. Upon passing the exams, you’ll receive your official Storytelling certificate!

How long will the Storytelling Certified course take to complete?

It takes just over 3 hours to complete the course content, activities, and exams. But there’s no need to rush, as the course is entirely self-paced.

How long will I have access to the course material?

Forever! A one-time payment grants you lifetime access to all the course content. Dive in and freshen up your knowledge any time you like.

How much does the Storytelling Certified: Masters course cost?

$500. With this investment, you'll have a blueprint for becoming a first-rate storyteller, essential for thriving in a long-term product marketing career. This includes 3+ hours of OnDemand course content, 8+ templates to put your theory into action, and coursework to consolidate your learning.

What happens if I don’t pass the course exams?

If you fail the first time around you'll be given the option to retake the exam. If you fail the second attempt, unfortunately, it means you won’t get the certificate. However, all’s not lost – you’ll have still learned lots and you’ll be given access to the course materials for life, so you can brush up on the bits you slipped up on forevermore.

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Objectives

Internal communication

Go-to-market

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Acquisition

Barriers

Onboarding

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Retention and expansion

Objectives

Internal communication

Go-to-market

Use Sales enablement

Acquisition

Barriers

Onboarding

The PMMC framework

Define

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Positioning

Segmentation

Narrative design

User personas

Messaging

Buyer personas

Storytelling

Use cases

The PMMC framework

Get set

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