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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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…

018 – Are you married?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 15, 2018
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Podcast
Tags: safety, moments, attention-grabbing Our story this week is a short one, but it has an impact. As you will see if you tell a story in an unexpected way, and the topic is possible death or injury, you will immediately generate interest from your audience. We also talk about keeping track of the movies […]
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What might Amazon’s six-page narrative structure look like?

A lot has been written recently about how Jeff Bezos and his executives run their meetings. Amazon has made it very public that their senior team (the S Team) has banned PowerPoint, and that each meeting starts with a six-page narrative memo which the executives read and absorb for up to 30 minutes before the […]
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017 – All about apocryphal stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 2, 2018
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Podcast
Tags: apocryphal stories, influence stories The web is full of stories of dubious origins, which is the very definition of apocryphal, yet many can be used to make a business point as long as you make clear that the story is most likely false. We provide some examples of apocryphal stories and we dig into […]
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