The big story.

Let's get it straight.

We shape big stories for bold organisations around the world: engaging people, attracting customers, bringing strategy to life.

We've got big questions for you.

You know the importance of employee engagement: the concrete benefits for wellbeing, productivity, performance and sustainable success.

You’ve also recognised that you need to do better. You’re not alone. Engagement is a challenge faced by businesses everywhere, and we deliver results around the world, every day.

As a cornerstone of the human experience, big stories are the most powerful way to engage people in what your business is for – and where it’s going.

And we’ve mastered the science and craft of long-running narratives that change how people feel and behave, for the long term.

Our Story Shaping programme.
The five steps.


The best stories evolve over time. Our Story Shaping programme helps you build your story and tell it in a way that works. We’ll shape your story to fit the challenge you're tackling: as a multi-season 'box set' that engages an audience over many months or years, or a high impact 'mini-series' for a focused change programme.


Tough challenges, celebrated triumphs.


Convincing 960 legal and compliance colleagues to ditch the jargon and communicate clearly
Training a team of retail marketing communicators to apply the science of storytelling
Onboarding 1000s of global colleagues and customers for long-haul business success.
Convincing 3,500 frontline staff to own the complaints made by customers.
Supporting 500 investment, compliance and risk professionals through change.
Encouraging 15,000 colleagues around the world to talk with one voice.

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Your big story shapers.

We’re an inspired team of business brains, story editors, creative strategists, writers, art directors and long-running drama obsessives…


The founder and co-owner whose corporate strategy expertise takes him all over the world. Has most of his ideas on a plane.


Simplification supremo who makes sense of confusion and complexity. Eats dull documents for breakfast.


Creative powerhouse who energises strategies and transforms cultures. Heads up the Asia hub. With a coffee in hand.


Resident people-person. Keeps order, maintains the team’s comfort and safety, and nurtures development.


No-nonsense coordinator and project-plan extraordinaire. Makes sure stuff gets done on time, every time.


Long-word fancier with additional short word skills. A master in the power of appropriate language.


Runs big stories for global organisations. Plain English crusader and tone of voice devotee.


Investigative journo-type who digs deep to get the real story. Knows language rules are for fools.


Creative pioneer, strategic thinker and problem sorter-outer. Builds brand personalities that people like and listen to.


Co-owner. Manages the business side of things ‘like a boss’ with a prudent eye on the process. Why our service is superhuman.

Get in touch.
Make stuff happen.

Ready for the big story to transform your organisation?

Every story is different. Whether you want to engage your audience with a full ‘box set’ or alter perceptions with a high impact ‘mini-series’, we can help you feel the benefit of a well-structured plan.

Whether you’re ready now or want to know more, let’s start with a call.


Write the Talk
LCB Depot
31 Rutland Street
Leicester LE1 1RE

+44 (0)116 253 3499


Hong Kong

Write the Talk (Hong Kong)
10/F MassMutual Tower
33 Lockhart Road, Wan Chai
Hong Kong

+852 6774 7064