Archive for the ‘Anecdotes’ Category

109 – New corn idea falls on deaf ears

Change is challenging, and you can’t expect everyone to pick it up immediately. Listen to hear the story behind the insight that produced the innovation diffusion theory.

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108 – Jobs fit for a condor

Steve Jobs was a fantastic storyteller. Listen to hear how, instead of endlessly listing features and benefits, he used an analogy to explain the importance of computers.

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107 – You just might do it if you don’t know you can’t

Mindset has an incredible impact on performance. Listen to hear how success often depends on our expectations.

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106 – Canoes across the Rockies

There are many lessons to be learnt from Lewis and Clark’s expedition to the west coast of the USA. Listen to hear how to use the story as an analogy.

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105 – A rose by any other clinical name

Often we dismiss signals that we should interpret. Listen to hear how one woman’s sense of smell established a new field of medicine. Podcasts are …

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104 – Quarterback payback

Our ability to predict is limited and assessing potential is no exception. Listen to hear how one famous football player was initially seriously underrated.

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103 – Cut glass shatters jeweller

What you say can have a huge impact on how people perceive you and your organisation. Listen to hear how one CEO got it wrong and cost his company millions.

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102 – Hidden Figures the prequel

Are you looking for a key that will unlock new skills or information? Listen to hear how persistence led Shawn to a groundbreaking discovery.

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101 – Transmitting without a receiver

Posted by  Anecdote International —March 30, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication, Podcast

Are you receiving the messages that could help you avert disaster? Listen to hear Mark share a story that illustrates the importance of listening.

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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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