Putting stories to work®

PUTTING STORIES TO WORK

The award-winning business book by Shawn Callahan—Founder of Anecdote—about Mastering Business Storytelling.

Learn the business storytelling secrets Shawn shares with leaders around the world and now applied in Global 1000 companies.

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STORY SKILLS

How to influence, engage
and inspire with stories.

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STORY SKILLS

How to connect, influence
and sell with stories.

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STRATEGY STORY

Helping organisations make
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Anecdote helps you tap into the natural power of stories to simplify change and make your strategy stick.

We help your business to be more human and engaging.

Story-driven change

Change is energised by:

To succeed you need all three.

 

Our core team

 

Shawn Callahan

—founder, story specialist and consultant. Shawn ensures our methods are of the highest quality and he'll be there to guide your people through the most challenging stages.
Based in Melbourne.
m: +61 410 346 343

Shawn's speaker profile.

Mark Schenk

—storytelling and business. Mark has co-created and delivered our workshops and projects since 2004. He helps leadership teams across the globe find practical ways to improve their business with story. Based in Melbourne.
m: +61 412 429 852

Mark’s speaker profile.

Kerenza Smith

—visual impact. Kerenza directs the graphic design crew who ensure the materials we work with and present to the organisation are high quality and have the impact we need. This doesn’t mean just creating glossy materials; it’s more about matching the need to the best visual representation for the job.

Helen O'Kane

—office manager, MYOB-wrangler. Helen is always there keeping the company back-end running smoothly. She will ensure your customer experience is first-rate.

Shelley Fenech

—communication. Shelley is a recent Strategic Communication graduate. She helps to progress our purpose—to help restore humanity to organisations—by telling our story through marketing and social media. She also supports our Global Partner network in their quest to bring storytelling into business

Paul Smitz

—words. Paul uses his editing and writing expertise to help make our content as engaging and readable as possible, with a minimum of pedantry.

 

Anecdote is the largest network of business story practitioners in the world.

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Our latest Blog posts…

Anecdotally Speaking – Episode 2 – World’s worst first day on the job

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 19, 2018
Filed in Podcast
We’re reading The Power of Moments by Dan and Chip Heath and they talk about creating memorable first days. This episode features a story with a very memorable first day which you wouldn’t wish on anyone. And wrapped up in the story are insights about confidence, decision-making, the role of social networks and the limits […]
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Anecdotally Speaking – Episode 1 – An unexpected visitor from Mars

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 18, 2018
Filed in Podcast
Welcome to our new podcast. Each week Mark and I will introduce a new story you could potentially tell at work, then we will describe why it works and share some ideas of how it might be used in a business setting. By the end of year you will have about 50 stories you can […]
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A lesson in storytelling from Oprah

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 12, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Insight
Oprah Winfrey gave a powerful speech at the 2018 Golden Globes accepting the Cecil B. de Mille Award. It seems to be talked about everywhere with some even suggesting Oprah should run for the US Presidency. One of the reasons her speech was so powerful were the stories she told and how they helped the […]
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