Data storytelling: Using number translations to give data meaning

The objective of a number translation is to reframe a number into something decision-makers have personally experienced, something they can feel. In this blog post, Shawn Callahan shares his technique.

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Communication is broken

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 28, 2022
Filed in Communication, Employee Engagement

Leaders often assume there’s nothing they can do to improve communication in their organisation, but the solution is relatively simple.

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The Science of Storytelling

Posted by  Rob Grundel —March 24, 2022
Filed in Business storytelling, Corporate Storytelling

Over the past 50 years, fascinating research has revealed the impact stories can have when human beings use them to communicate. We summarise our favourite studies.

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Common misunderstanding in business storytelling

When someone mentions the word story, they think of crafted, fictional stories like those on Netflix. And this is where a common misconception occurs.

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Audio blog: Using story to move from strategy to action

Paul explains how your communications can create urgency for change and how you can choose to communicate in a way that just provides understanding or one that also prompts action.

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Find small stories and connect them to a business point

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 14, 2021
Filed in Business storytelling, Corporate Storytelling

Business storytelling doesn’t require beautifully crafted tales. To get started, it’s better to focus on sharing examples and small stories.

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Why Communication Fails: Being Abstract

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 30, 2021
Filed in Communication, Employee Engagement

At work, we tend to default to complex, abstract language. But, contrary to popular belief, using overly complicated language reduces the effectiveness of communication. Read more here.

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Introducing Rob Grundel: How I joined Anecdote

Posted by  Rob Grundel —September 16, 2021
Filed in Business storytelling, Corporate Storytelling, News

Rob Grundel has recently joined the Anecdote team. In this post, we get to know Rob and learn how working with story has been following him his whole life.

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Can you keep your cool in a tough negotiation?

Posted by  Mike Adams —September 2, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication, Corporate Storytelling

There is no chance of agreement when opposing sides lose their cool. Here’s a story you can enjoy as an anecdote or retell it to make a similar point.

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Audio blog: Storytelling and events

Whether it’s a launch or something smaller, you can look at your events through a storytelling lens and make sure that you’re telling an engrossing story.

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