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Unshakable Stage Presence

July 19, 20, 21

A 3-day challenge to help you use the power of silence to be heard.

For leaders who:
Want to be heard and be present.

Whether you’re recording podcasts or social media videos, speaking to live audiences or preparing your TEDx talk, delivering workshops or webinars: You want to own the stage.

Not because it’s all about you. You want to own the stage so you can be present for your audience and lead with empathy.

This 3-day challenge will start you on the journey to unshakable stage presence by teaching you to command the power of silence.

Silence communicates a lot.

And silence is an underused communication tool.


Because it takes courage to be silent.

Our nerves and fears get in the way.


  • Gives you a chance to listen
  • Provides your audience with time to comprehend
  • Commands attention
  • Builds suspense
  • Highlights your most important words
  • Promotes deep thinking

When you plan a talk or presentation, do you plan for silence?  

To be silent, you’ve got to be comfortable in your own skin. You’ve got to exercise control. You’ve got to be present.

In the 3-day Unshakable Stage Presence challenge you’ll learn:

  • What silence can accomplish
  • What keeps you from commanding silence
  • Exercises to get past the barriers stopping you from commanding silence
  • Tricks to help you take time to be silent
  • How to make silence work for you and (more importantly) your audience 

Let me be your story guide:

It’s summer, which means it’s time for summer camp. Like any good guide, I promise to help you qualify for your Unshakable Stage Presence badge while keeping it fun and easy breezy. I know a thing or two about being a good camp guide. Here’s why I’m the right camp guide for you:

I’m a Story Coach and the creator of the Core 7 Stories for Business™ method. I’ve helped over 1000 people get onstage and have massive impact with their story. My undergrad and graduate degrees both focused on storytelling and I even wrote a Master’s thesis on storytelling and education. I’ve been working as a storyteller and story coach for 20 years and…now I want to help you get onstage in a big way.

What people are saying about my story coaching skills:

Katrina M.

In working with Jilliane, I learned to tell a story with a flare of art and confidence that I never thought possible and… I found that don’t have just one story to tell.

~Katrina M.

Terra Bohlmann

I can’t recommend Jilliane Yawney enough. She’s brilliant at what she does, and I don’t know anyone who is a more distinguished story-telling coach that teaches others how to become confident storytellers.

~ Terra Bohlmann, Business Coach for Women Entrepreneurs

Sarah Smith

Jilliane is a powerful communicator and storyteller. Working with her has been an absolute privilege. I highly recommend her!

~Sarah Smith, Steady Success Coaching

Jenae Dunlop

Jilliane has a brilliant way of helping her clients craft stories that powerfully communicate their core values while engaging and entertaining their intended audience.
Shortly after working with her I was interviewed on the radio and I shared my Values and Vision for the Future Stories and it had 88,000 views and I was asked if I wanted to have a regular TV spot!

~Jenae Dunlop

The nuts & bolts of the challenge


July 19, 20, 21

You’ll get daily learning gems delivered to your email and access to an online learning platform with videos and downloadable worksheets & conversation space for you to connect with other challenge members.

I recommend setting aside 15 – 30 minutes / day to participate.

Oh, and, did I mention it’s free?


The important part:

 At the end of this challenge you will have the skill to: 

    • Create curiosity
    • Boost comprehension
    • Hold attention
    • Make the most import points land
    • Send subtle cues


Get Unshakable Stage Presence

I could go on and on with this list, so I’ll just stop there. 

Suffice it to say, silence is the way to slay the stage.