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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Why would you share your point BEFORE telling your story?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 29, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Corporate Storytelling

Business storytelling is the mindful use of storytelling to make a business point. When you share your point before your story, you tell your audience why they should listen to you.

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Innovation and execution are often incompatible

Posted by  Paul Honeywell —July 22, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Culture, Insight

Anecdote’s Chairman, Paul Honeywell, explores the difference between innovation and execution. The two areas almost always demand different skills, different people, and a different culture.

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Magicians, marines, and medics: Understanding sales roles

Posted by  Mike Adams —May 13, 2021
Filed in Business storytelling, Corporate Storytelling, Selling

We’ve been told that there are two types of salespeople, hunters and farmers, but there are three. In this post, Mike Adams will introduce them to you.

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Seven ways to win tenders by thinking like a military commander

Posted by  Mike Adams —March 25, 2021
Filed in Business storytelling, Corporate Storytelling, Selling

Like a General in war, you normally don’t have the full picture in a sales engagement. Nonetheless, it’s the salesperson’s responsibility to know what is going on.

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Calling all communicators: Stand up for story!

Posted by  Paul Ichilcik —March 18, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Corporate Storytelling

Storytelling is how we’ve shared ideas since the start of time. But somewhere along the way, we adopted an overly rational way of conveying information. It’s time to redress the balance.

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