- Character(s): Frederick Douglass, Benjamin Banneker, MLK, Jr.
- Presentation Skills: The power of telling your own story.
- When Malcolm Little called himself Detroit Red, he was a weak excuse of a human being who spent more time enslaved in penal institutions than on the streets of Detroit
- Shows clients that while selling is influence peddling, and influence is a perception of power, perception is swayed by a story liberally endowed with the EMIS formula
Bill Grimmette who uses the model of the fable, the legend and the folktale to arouse others to greatness.
Bill travels around the globe crafting, collecting and performing stories of personal power and potential to audiences as diverse as elementary schoolers to executive leaders in Multi-national corporations.
His art has become his business. He is Past President of the National Association of Black Storytellers and a perennial performer with the Kennedy Center and the Smithsonian Institutions.
Bill’s considerable lifetime experiences began as a poverty stricken son of a single mother who raised 10 kids to excellence. This ill-omen-ed start ferried him through a career as an Army officer, a high school teacher, a veteran actor on stage, film and television.
These different masks evolved into the storyteller who not only tells stories but conducts programs and executive sessions on the power of telling your own story.