Archive for March, 2012

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Some initial thoughts on why we retell stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 29, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

As soon as I walked into our office I wanted to tell Kevin the story Hugh Grant told on Graham Norton’s talk show last night. It was a funny little story; an embarrasing stituation for Hugh in a French train toilet. It made me laugh. And when I told it to Kevin we both laughed […]

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An “I’m like you story”

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —March 27, 2012
Filed in Communication

One of the story types we believe you need to be able to tell is the “I’m like you story”. This is a story you tell to build connection to your audience by showing them you are just like them in some way. We find it far easier to build a relationship and a connection […]

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In communicating your strategy what do your projects say?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 23, 2012
Filed in Communication, Strategy

What’s more important, what we say or what we do? I think we all know that our actions reveal what’s really important. Actions speak louder than words and all that. So in the realm of strategy it makes little sense to invest in communicating a strategy if your company’s actions say something else. A company’s […]

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Storytelling for business leaders workshop – Boston, MA

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —March 21, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, News

I am very pleased to announce that I will be running one of our ‘Storytelling for Business Leaders’ workshops in Boston, MA on the 5th June, 2012. I am coming to the US for a three day course at Harvard with Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey around their fantastic book Immunity to Change, and thought […]

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Staying alive – again

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —March 19, 2012
Filed in Fun

Following on from the blog I did last week, a friend of mine from the UK let me know about this advert from notorious football hardman turned actor, Vinnie Jones, on exactly the same topic. Enjoy, and try getting this song out of your head for the rest of the day!

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Memorable, practical and life saving

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —March 6, 2012
Filed in Anecdotes

I love little simple techniques than are practical, increase understanding and stick in your mind. I wrote about one of these in a book review I did on The Power of Positive Deviance by Richard Pascale, Jerry Sternin and Monique Sternin. In the book they gave the advice of working with groups; “Let silence speak”. […]

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What it means to ‘act strategically’

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —March 1, 2012
Filed in Strategy

Being foodies, one show we always look forward to on Australian TV is My Kitchen Rules (MKR). It’s a really interesting show, for a whole number of reasons, including reminding me, yet again, of the importance of language and the way terms are defined. In this case what it means to ‘act strategically’. In the […]

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