Do your people inspire action that moves your company forward?

For 150 years, organisations approached communication in pretty much the same way. But it’s been mostly ineffective. In 2004, Anecdote started experimenting with a new story-based approach and people really got it. We now bring our story programs to companies in 28 countries and 11 languages. And we deliver these amazing programs virtually and face-to-face.

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The top four ways in which we can help your business:

Do your leaders inspire and engage your employees?

STORYTELLING FOR LEADERS

 

 

Do your sales folk go beyond features and functions, and help customers feel the impact you’re offering?

STORY-POWERED SALES

Do your people understand and care about your strategy?

STORY-POWERED STRATEGY

 

 

Do people understand your data insights, and do these insights inspire decision-makers to act?

STORY-POWERED DATA

OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE:

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WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR STORY PROGRAMS:

“As one of the world’s best gaming companies, Electronic Arts is a story business. So it’s vital that our top leaders have the oral story skills to engage and inspire our people.
Anecdote’s Storytelling for Leaders program blew us away. It’s practical, engaging, and most importantly, it works. Our leaders were applying their new-found story skills right away, with immediate impact.”
—Andy Billings, Electronic Arts
“For someone who has been in sales for over 25 years, it was extremely useful to revisit effective storytelling, as we all pick up bad habits along the way. This course was a great refresher on storytelling structure.”
—Helen Barrow, Dius
“Anecdote helped Ricoh build strategy story and broader story skills for our leaders and sellers, and the impact has been outstanding. Every day I’m hearing stories now, in internal transformation meetings and in customer presentations. It’s helping Ricoh achieve strategic coherence. We’re going through massive disruption and transformation, yet we remain aligned from the top to the bottom around our purpose, ‘to improve work-life’. Managers understanding and intentionally using the power of storytelling is a big part of that.”
—Andy Berry, Ricoh
“Taking Anecdote’s Story Coaching training was actually life-altering. While it was something I did to improve a presentation I needed to make, it changed how I communicated on a daily basis. The tools gained, when applied, are a bit like a secret superhero power. If you want to have more influence, respect and impact, then Anecdote have the process for making it happen.”
—Bonnie Leedy, School Webmasters
“As part of an 11-day senior academic leadership development program in 2019, we brought in Anecdote to facilitate a session on storytelling. They truly went above and beyond to deliver a user-friendly, relevant and impactful session. At the conclusion of the program, every single group used Anecdote’s storytelling structure while presenting business cases to an executive panel, which resulted in some highly influential pitches. Later, many leaders told me that they’d adopted storytelling not only with their staff but also with their students, enabling them to be better educators by delivering more engaging and meaningful lectures.”
—Christina Kolar, Deakin University

We deliver our programs across 28 countries in 11 languages through our Global Partner Network.

 

THE LATEST FROM OUR BLOG:

A company story is more than a single story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 12, 2022
Filed in Business storytelling, Corporate Storytelling, Strategy
A company is defined by its stories. Shawn explains what every business needs to consider when crafting a company story.
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How to connect in the virtual world

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 4, 2022
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Corporate Storytelling
Building rapport is just as important in the virtual world as in person, but you need to be more purposeful about it when you’re not physically present.
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Why do we say too much? Advice for the data analyst

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 21, 2022
Filed in Business storytelling, Corporate Storytelling, Insight
The deep knowledge of data analysts often works against them. They either tell the audience too much or assume the audience knows what they know.
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Data storytelling: Using number translations to give data meaning

The objective of a number translation is to reframe a number into something decision-makers have personally experienced, something they can feel. In this blog post, Shawn Callahan shares his technique.
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