Storytelling a key factor in Rudd’s win

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 26, 2007
Filed in Business storytelling

Here’s a piece in the Sydney Morning Herald making the case for storytelling as a key factor in Kevin Rudd’s success.

Kevin Rudd’s campaign was successful in crafting such a narrative. First, he got the audience’s attention because he was new. This allowed him to play the future card and frame the Coalition as backward-looking. He went on the front foot and used climate change and broadband to champion his future credentials.

Thanks to Seth Kahan for the pointer.

About  Shawn Callahan

Shawn, author of Putting Stories to Work, is one of the world's leading business storytelling consultants. He helps executive teams find and tell the story of their strategy. When he is not working on strategy communication, Shawn is helping leaders find and tell business stories to engage, to influence and to inspire. Shawn works with Global 1000 companies including Shell, IBM, SAP, Bayer, Microsoft & Danone. Connect with Shawn on:

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