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Tap into the power of storytelling while we’re in the US

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 29, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling, Events

We’re in Orlando for our first Association for Talent Development (ATD) Conference. Connect with us and tap into the power of storytelling.

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Storytelling techniques that get people’s attention

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 24, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling

What can you do to hold people’s attention in a meeting? How do you stop interruptions? Find out how storytelling techniques make people more attentive.

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Give your data more power by wrapping facts in a story

Posted by  Mark Schenk —March 20, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling

Facts are important, but on their own they are often insufficient to change people’s minds. Dramatically increase their impact by wrapping facts in a story.

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Why aren’t we telling stories in business?

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 20, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling

The desire to keep things impersonal can be a significant barrier to telling stories in a business context and to more engaging and memorable communication.

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Business storytelling training in The Netherlands

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 25, 2014
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

I visited Amsterdam in early April and met Paul Joosten and Ronald van Domberg. Both fabulous facilitators and both working in the story field. Within …

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Making strategies stick – tackling anti-stories Part 2

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 6, 2014
Filed in Business storytelling

At Anecdote, much of our work is focused on making strategies stick by converting them into understandable, memorable and influential stories. We often discover entrenched …

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Acts of leadership humanity: putting staff first

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 31, 2014
Filed in Leadership Posts

This post is part of our series on Leadership Humanity. In 2010 I was working with a law firm in Sydney to help launch their …

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Making strategies stick – how to tackle anti-stories

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 16, 2014
Filed in Business storytelling

In 2009, three Queensland government departments were merged into one mega-department. Anecdote was working with the senior leadership team to communicate their new strategy and …

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Acts of leadership humanity – mistakes are not always failures

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 14, 2014
Filed in Anecdotes, Leadership Posts

Shawn’s post last week got us sharing some of the great examples of small acts of leadership that demonstrate humanity and which make a difference. …

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Expanding our Storytelling for Leaders partner network

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 16, 2014
Filed in News

Last weekend I was in Copenhagen as part of the Persona Global annual conference. Much of the weekend was spent certifying six new Partners to …

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