Archive for October, 2020

081 – Hungry public gobbles up MSG tale

Posted by  Anecdote International —October 27, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

Is MSG bad for you? Listen to hear how a letter to the editor drastically changed our perception of MSG in Chinese food.

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Getting personal about your presentations

Posted by  Paul Ichilcik —October 22, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication, Leadership Posts

Before people follow your ideas, they want to know what they mean to you as a leader, why you care. Try exploring one of these three story-based approaches.

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080 – Crummy early adoption for first bread slicer

Posted by  Anecdote International —October 20, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Insight, Podcast

We all know the saying, ‘the best thing since sliced bread,’ but who invented the bread-slicing machine? Listen to hear Otto Rohwedder’s surprising journey in selling his first bread slicer.

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How to employ story techniques to cultivate innovation

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 15, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication, Culture, Insight

When we hear stories of innovation, we learn what’s possible, what to do, and what to avoid. These eight story-based approaches will cultivate innovation.

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079 – Halen down on Eddie’s rogue m&m

Posted by  Anecdote International —October 13, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Podcast

Listen to hear how you should never make assumptions, even about Van Halen’s obsession over brown m&m’s.

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All storytelling is about problem-solving

Posted by  Mike Adams —October 8, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

In this blog post, Mike Adams explains how storytelling is about problem-solving and is also our primary mental tool for solving problems.

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078 – Tetanus icky not so sticky

Posted by  Anecdote International —October 6, 2020
Filed in Insight, Podcast

Sometimes when you want people to take action it can be harder expected. Listen to hear how a Yale University experiment exposed why details are important.

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