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Even small stories are better than no stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 14, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

Last week I ran a workshop for an investment firm to help their senior leaders appreciate their role in fostering their culture. Before the event we collected 36 stories in a few anecdote circles and tagged and rated them in Zahmoo. When I read through them I was a little worried they weren’t dramatic enough. […]

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Business Storytelling – the rookie error

Posted by  Mark Schenk —December 12, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

What’s your reaction when someone, in a business context, says “let me tell you a story?” I often ask this question during our Storytelling for Leaders workshops. The responses follow a common set of themes including “I don’t have time for this” and “why am I listening to this?” But the most important response is […]

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The Story of Malaysian Airlines and Business Storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 10, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

Business Storytelling helps Malaysian Airlines Implement new Ticketing System from Anecdote on Vimeo.

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Business storytellers must tell stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 7, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

A quick search on Amazon shows that in 2012 alone there are more than 16 books published on business storytelling. It seems everyone is putting their hand up as an expert in this field. For me there’s one important test a business storytelling expert must past: when they talk about business storytelling they must actually […]

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How to respond to misinformation that’s hurting your business

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 5, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

I like to ask senior executives this simple question: is there a story going around your company that’s causing you pain? I remember asking one HR director this question who immediately sighed and said that their board recently appointed a new CEO. A couple of months after he arrived a new strategy emerged and the […]

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Storytelling for Leaders – Deliberate Practice Program

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 5, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, News

We created this little 3-minute video to introduce our new deliberate practice program that helps you build your business storytelling skills. You can read more about the program here. Storytelling for Leaders – Deliberate Practice Program from Shawn Callahan on Vimeo.

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Building credibility at ANZ Bank – leaders must tell stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 19, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

I had the pleasure of meeting Anne Weatherston, the CIO of ANZ bank, today. She spoke at a business lunch about their new strategy and some of the important decisions her leadership group is making to support the bank’s focus on Asia. To get the support of the business Anne felt that her technology group […]

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Story Quote of the Week

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —September 14, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling

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Understanding the reason why

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —August 8, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, Fun

An American businessman was standing at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellowfin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish. “How long it took you to catch them?” The American asked. “Only […]

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Influencing change with the natural power of stories workshop – Auckland, NZ

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —August 2, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, News

We’re excited to announce that Kevin is coming to Auckland to run our ‘Influencing change with the natural power of stories’ workshop on the 1st November. We have so many followers and Anecdotally subscribers from New Zealand, we thought it was about time we made a return visit to Auckland to showcase our approach to […]

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