Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

The Hero’s Journey stumbles in the world of business

Posted by  Paul Ichilcik —July 23, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

The Hero’s Journey is of limited practical use in business. To activate a storytelling culture, we need simple story frameworks supplemented by anecdotes.

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Data storytelling: Hollywood is the wrong model

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 15, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication, Insight

There’s a growing need to present ideas based on insights drawn from data, but the Hollywood approach seems unrelated to what businesspeople require.

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065 – It’s just like riding a bike 1200km

Posted by  Anecdote International —July 7, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Insight, Podcast

Can you think of a time when the odds weren’t in your favour, but you still made it work? Listen to hear the inspirational story of Jyoti Kumari and her 1200km journey.

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Setting up a tagging strategy for your story bank

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 1, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

Tagging stories within your story bank ensures you can quickly access them when you need them. This blog post will help you design a tagging strategy.

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Stories are the brain’s natural language

Posted by  Mike Adams —June 24, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

Stories are so powerful because that is how our brains are structured—our brains work by identifying and predicting sequences of related events.

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063 – Don’t give up on your dirty laundry

Posted by  Anecdote International —June 23, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication, Culture, Podcast

Can you share an example of a time where you’ve refused to give up? Listen to hear Jaya Machet, an Anecdote Partner and Executive Coach, share a story that might spark your own!

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058 – Pedalling like hell he can

Posted by  Anecdote International —May 19, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Insight, Podcast

Do you put 100% effort into everything you do? Is it making a difference to your performance? Listen to this podcast to hear more!

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What Kevin Hart and Brené Brown can teach us about vulnerability and humour in stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 10, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

Shawn Callahan shares how Brené Brown and Kevin Hart use vulnerability and humour in communicating their messages in multiple stories.

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Storytelling lessons from Baby Yoda

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 23, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Fun

Why has the Star Wars character, Baby Yoda, become such a phenomenon? Learn how understanding why this has happened can help your business storytelling.

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047 – Blinded by beliefs

Posted by  Anecdote International —October 17, 2019
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Podcast

It’s too easy to let unconscious bias impact our decisions. Here are 3 stories you can share to encourage others and remind yourself to keep an open mind. 

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