Archive for the ‘Business storytelling’ 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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080 – Crummy early adoption for first bread slicer

Posted by  Anecdote International —October 20, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Insight, Podcast

We all know the saying, ‘the best thing since sliced bread,’ but who invented the bread-slicing machine? Listen to hear Otto Rohwedder’s surprising journey in selling his first bread slicer.

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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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076 – Dome making not an egg-xact science

Posted by  Anecdote International —September 22, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Culture, Podcast

Can you balance an egg on its pointy end? Listen to hear how Brunelleschi revolutionised how we think about innovation with one small egg demonstration.

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How vulnerability can make you a better leader

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 3, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Leadership Posts

Letting down your corporate facade can be a great way of building rapport and showing that you’re a person others can open up to.

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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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How HR can help leaders communicate better

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 19, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Employee Engagement

Senior staff members who use story style language when engaging with their employees build credibility, authenticity, and engagement.

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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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