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Instructional video on storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 3, 2006
Filed in Fun

In the style of The Office, here’s a short video detailing how not to use storytelling in your organisation. And a good laugh too. Just …

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First person is best for teaching (learning?)

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 1, 2006
Filed in News

Another finding from Eide Neuroscience Blog. I love their piccies. In a study of healthy young adults learning a motor skill, teaching was found to …

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“What’s in it for me” is more memorable

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 1, 2006
Filed in Communication

It’s so easy to become insular having conversations with people within your discipline or professional practice. To guard against this malady I went looking for …

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A new and improved company profile (we hope)

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 1, 2006
Filed in News

Like all new businesses we’ve been asking questions of ourselves about what our business is all about. We’ve also had clients and friends say to …

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Using comics to capture and make sense of stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 23, 2006
Filed in Business storytelling

Here at Anecdote we mostly capture stories using anecdote circles recording what’s said on digital audio. But this is not the only way for people to …

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Software that takes you away from your computer

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 21, 2006
Filed in Communication

The first generation of collaboration tools like Groove, Quickplace, and eRooms where great for sharing documents and having online threaded discussions but had the unintended …

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Data Visualization

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 21, 2006
Filed in News

Ever since reading Edward Tufte’s book Envisioning Information way back when I’ve been fascinated with how to best present complex information. So today I made …

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Making headway in a new network

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 18, 2006
Filed in Communication, Culture

A first day at a new organisation is often daunting. Apart from just getting up to speed with what you are supposed to be doing …

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Visit to Hong Kong and Singapore in February

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 16, 2006
Filed in Events

Mark and I are visiting Hong Kong and Singapore next month (20–22nd Feb in Singapore and 23–25 in Hong Kong) and we’re keen to meet …

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Harnessing complexity takes time and effort

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 13, 2006
Filed in Communication

Late last year I facilitated an open space event involving knowledge coordinators from a large government agency. These coordinators had never attended an open space …

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