Archive for the ‘Business storytelling’ Category

003 – Pick one great strategy

Posted by  Anecdote International —January 22, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

Today’s story is about how a CEO helped his company focus on one big thing and in the process helped everyone get an enormous amount of good work done.

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002 – World’s worst first day on the job

Posted by  Anecdote International —January 19, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

In this podcast Shawn and Mark share and discuss a terrific business story about the worst possible first day on the job. Check it out here:

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001 – An unexpected visitor from Mars

Posted by  Anecdote International —January 18, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Podcast

Welcome to our new podcast. Each week Mark and I will introduce a new story you could potentially tell at work, then we will describe why it works.

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A lesson in storytelling from Oprah

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 12, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Insight

Oprah Winfrey just gave a powerful speech at the 2018 Golden Globes. Much of the power was derived from the stories she told. Find out how this worked here.

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Don’t lose your credibility, avoid telling these stories

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 9, 2018
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

There are many great stories out there that can be used to make business points. But avoid these overused stories, as they can reduce your credibility.

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Building the storytelling habit this Christmas

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —December 22, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling

Christmas offers a great opportunity to develop the storytelling habit. Shawn Callahan gives you some simple tips to help you get started.

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The power of stories: a legal performance-enhancing substance

Posted by  Mark Schenk —December 20, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Culture, Leadership Posts

The power of stories helped lead the Richmond Football Club from a horror AFL season in 2016, to a premiership in 2017. Find out why stories worked here:

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Storytelling tips you can try: the effect music has on purchasing decisions

Posted by  Shelley Fenech —December 5, 2017
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Selling

If you’re discussing how to improve the sales performance of a product and need to illustrate your point, try this story about music and wine sales.

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Storytelling tips you can try: you can influence people easier when you know their ‘why’

Posted by  Shelley Fenech —November 24, 2017
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

If a member of your team is having trouble getting someone to agree on a topic at work, you could tell them the story outlined in this post.

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Oral storytelling techniques: how to finish your story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —November 16, 2017
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Insight

There are many ways to finish a story. Use these oral storytelling techniques and you might even hear your story being retold, the greatest of compliments.

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