Archive for the ‘Business storytelling’ 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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Overcoming the fear of sharing business stories at work

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 8, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Leadership Posts

Is fear holding you back from sharing business stories at work? Shawn Callahan shares a few simple steps you can take to overcome it.

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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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061 – New Behring’s for trains off the rails

How do your leaders respond in a crisis? Is their strategy succinct? Listen to hear how by removing ambiguity and clearly communicating with your employees can make all the difference.

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060 – Sleepy racers run towards Cliff

Posted by  Anecdote International —June 2, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Insight, Podcast

Have you heard the story of Cliff Young? Listen to hear how one man’s performance defied the odds and how you can utilise his story in a business sense.

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Using progress stories to build hope

When managers are asked how they engage their employees, highlighting progress is rarely mentioned. But this can make a big difference to productivity.

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What is your Response Story?

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 13, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Employee Engagement

No matter what you’ve decided to do in response to COVID-19, the key step will be communicating your decisions clearly and influentially. You need to find and craft your Response Story. In this post, we explain how.

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Get to know Mike Adams, Head of Story-Powered Sales

Posted by  Mike Adams —April 30, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Selling

Read more about Mike Adams, the Head of Story-Powered Sales at Anecdote and the acclaimed author of Seven Stories Every Salesperson Must Tell.

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