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Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 1, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling

These moments, beautifully depicted in this video, are the stuff of anecdotes, all those little stories we tell everyday that form the chatter that keeps …

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Contrary to popular belief, business stories are mostly short

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 28, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

There’s a perception in business that stories are long and time consuming. “I don’t have time to tell a story. I’m just going to give …

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Explaining the world around us with stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 24, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication

In 1944 psychologists Fritz Heider and Marianne Simmel published a paper in The American Journal of Psychology. It was a simple idea. Make a film …

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Learning business storytelling through observation and mimicry

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 19, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling

Just spent a fabulous day at NAB’s new Academy running our storytelling program. Wow, what a venue. We were in the Scribbler room: wall-to-wall whiteboards, …

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KM Australia

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 7, 2009
Filed in Communication, News

You can imagine my surprise when on day 1 of the conference I found myself sitting at the same table as Dan Kirsch. I’ve never …

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The Bullshit Detection Kit

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 2, 2009
Filed in Communication

I discovered this video today which lists 10 questions to help you decide whether a viewpoint, opinion, theory is worth taking on board and believing. …

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What’s your point?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 29, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling

When was the last time you heard one of those rambling stories that seem to go on and on and quite frankly you couldn’t see …

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Webinar—Three Questions We Usually Get from Leaders About Storytelling: Reflections, Discussion & Tools

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 27, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, News

Terrence Gargiulo and I are conducting two webinars in August where we will talk about some of the important lessons we’ve learned while helping leaders …

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