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When to engage in deliberate practice

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 18, 2009
Filed in Communication

There are lots of good comments on my post, The importance of deliberate practice and I was prompted to write this one based on Tony …

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The importance of deliberate practice

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 12, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes

It took me a little while to work out what was happening. I snapped my first photo of the motor scooter with clip board attached …

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Places to meet for communities – an important ingredient

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 10, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

Three weeks ago I arrived in London for a couple of weeks work and a couple weeks holiday. One of my must-see destinations was the …

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Newsletter Addenda

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 4, 2009
Filed in News

Newsletter subscriber, Ross Nicholson, rightly points out that Tom Peter’s said “Ready, fire, aim” not “Ready, aim, fire,” which I incorrectly wrote in the last …

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Why don’t positive stories carry?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 4, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Something got me thinking about City of Port Phillip’s Non Crime Hotline this morning. They have a phone number you call to report good news …

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The co-evolution of technology and organising

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 22, 2009
Filed in Communication

The technology we use changes the way we organise and the way we organise effects the technologies we use. This hand-in-glove interaction is called co-evolution. …

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London public workshops in June

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 22, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, News

Just a quick note to say it is just over 4 weeks before we get together in London for our two workshops (24 & 25 …

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How to be memorable and inspire action at work by telling stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 13, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, Leadership Posts, News

Thanks to all my Twitter friends who helped me refine this article. It was a fun process that reinforces for me the strength of social …

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Stories and video how-to guides—screencasting Salesforce.com

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 13, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

A couple of week ago a 28 year old naval engineer delivered his baby son based on watching some DIY YouTube videos. When I heard …

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The TED presentation commandments

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 12, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick. Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share Something …

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