Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

Getting personal about your presentations

Posted by  Paul Ichilcik —October 22, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication, Leadership Posts

Before people follow your ideas, they want to know what they mean to you as a leader, why you care. Try exploring one of these three story-based approaches.

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How to employ story techniques to cultivate innovation

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 15, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication, Culture, Insight

When we hear stories of innovation, we learn what’s possible, what to do, and what to avoid. These eight story-based approaches will cultivate innovation.

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079 – Halen down on Eddie’s rogue m&m

Posted by  Anecdote International —October 13, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Podcast

Listen to hear how you should never make assumptions, even about Van Halen’s obsession over brown m&m’s.

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All storytelling is about problem-solving

Posted by  Mike Adams —October 8, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

In this blog post, Mike Adams explains how storytelling is about problem-solving and is also our primary mental tool for solving problems.

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These three storytelling myths could be limiting your business’ potential

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 24, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

Mark Schenk, Anecdote’s Managing Director, tackles three common corporate storytelling myths and explains why your company should embrace storytelling.

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The ponytail and why your stories must be true

Posted by  Mike Adams —August 27, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

Have you heard the story about how NASA spent millions of dollars developing a pen that would work in zero gravity? There’s a problem with this story…

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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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