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Newsletter Addenda

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 4, 2009
Filed in News

Newsletter subscriber, Ross Nicholson, rightly points out that Tom Peter’s said “Ready, fire, aim” not “Ready, aim, fire,” which I incorrectly wrote in the last newsletter. It seems automatic pilot kicked in as I was writing that sentence. By the way, did you know you can see all our newsletters online? Just go to http://www.anecdote.com.au/newsletters.php […]

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Why don’t positive stories carry?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 4, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Something got me thinking about City of Port Phillip’s Non Crime Hotline this morning. They have a phone number you call to report good news stories. I rang the council and found that Peter Strecker was now in charge of this initiative and he told me that it was in hibernation. It turned out that […]

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The co-evolution of technology and organising

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 22, 2009
Filed in Communication

The technology we use changes the way we organise and the way we organise effects the technologies we use. This hand-in-glove interaction is called co-evolution. Take the example of the invention of the spinning frame during the industrial revolution of the 18th century. The spinning frame made possible large scale cloth production and created the […]

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London public workshops in June

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 22, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, News

Just a quick note to say it is just over 4 weeks before we get together in London for our two workshops (24 & 25 June). Looks like we have a good turn out but if you are thinking of coming along I need to get all the registrations complete in the next two weeks. […]

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How to be memorable and inspire action at work by telling stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 13, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts, News

Thanks to all my Twitter friends who helped me refine this article. It was a fun process that reinforces for me the strength of social computing approaches for collaboration. The main purpose of this whitepaper is to introduce senior leaders to the idea of business storytelling and demonstrate its importance, especially in the increasingly complex […]

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Stories and video how-to guides—screencasting Salesforce.com

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 13, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

A couple of week ago a 28 year old naval engineer delivered his baby son based on watching some DIY YouTube videos. When I heard this news I realised that the DIY video’s time had come and it wouldn’t be too long before we see its wide adoption in organisations. I’ve been a long-time user […]

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The TED presentation commandments

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 12, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick. Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share Something Thou Hast Never Shared Before Thou Shalt Reveal thy Curiosity and Thy Passion. Thou Shalt Tell a Story. Thou Shalt Freely Comment on the Utterances of Other Speakers for the […]

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Creating stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 10, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

My friend Terrence Gargiulo and I were chatting last week about the role storytelling plays for leaders and we agreed that the leadership-storytelling triple-threat was the ability to elicit stories, tell stories and trigger stories. When we say trigger stories we mean that a leader does something that’s remarkable so people tell the story of […]

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Day 5 of Story Week

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 8, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

So it’s Friday and here we are at the end of Story Week. Many thanks to all of you who contributed and here is our final story – something serious… Loading…

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Day 4 of Story Week

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 7, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Our fourth story for Story Week is from the UK – please tell us what you think. No red signal when minister plays with train set by Adam Sherwin (From Times UK Online) All aboard the Adonis Express. Frustrated commuters will get direct access to the Transport Minister next week when Lord Adonis embarks upon […]

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