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Announcing the New York Storytelling for Business Leaders workshop

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 26, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, News

    Event Registration Online for Storytelling for Business Leaders – New York    

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The essentials of business storytelling – slide share

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 17, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

The Essentials of Business Storytelling View more presentations from Shawn Callahan

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Curing story blindness: building essential story skills

Posted by  Mark Schenk —March 29, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

For the past two years Shawn and I have deliberately ignored Dave Snowden’s regular pot-shots at our work and maintained the civility that we think is both appropriate and necessary when operating in such a complementary and emerging space. It hasn’t been easy to swallow at times. In his most recent instalment Dave takes thestorytest […]

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True importance

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 24, 2011
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Leadership Posts

This story was told the other day by General David Petraeus (The head of all international forces in Afghanistan) just before a press conference illustrating the meaning of true importance. “This was about 20 years ago when I was the aide to the Army Chief of Staff in the Pentagon and Colin Powell was the […]

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TheStoryTest–build your skill in spotting stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 20, 2011
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

We developed TheStoryTest.com to help you build your skill to identify stories. Quite frankly it’s hard to be a good storyteller if you can’t tell the difference between a story and say, an opinion, or an analogy or even a case study. A good storyteller’s ears prick up as soon as one starts and they […]

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Using Concrete and Specific Examples

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —March 9, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Strategy

One of the basic requirements for any form of successful communication is the listener understands what’s being said. However we often face the challenge when trying to get our message understood of the “curse of knowledge“. Once we know something, we find it hard to imagine what it was like not to know it. Our […]

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How to connect with the “I’m Like You” story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 1, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

Annette Simmons says that there are some story types you just should know and be able to tell, namely: Who am I? and Why am I here? I’d like to add another story type which will help you to connect, which I’ll call the “I’m Like You” story. Robert Cialdini describes a fascinating experiment in […]

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A teaching story

Posted by  Mark Schenk —February 23, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

We are always on the lookout for good stories. I found this one today on the PassionHR list on YahooGroups: As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she […]

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Stories Are All Around Us

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —February 18, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

I am constantly surprised of the most unlikely places and situations where you hear great stories. Last weekend the family and I were over in South Melbourne doing some shopping. I was standing in the queue to pay for an item (see, I know my place in the shopping process!) and was reading a handwritten […]

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Scott Berkun encourages storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 6, 2011
Filed in Business storytelling

My friend Donal O Duibhir keeps an eye out for story-related tidbits for me (thanks Donal). Today he sent me this 5 min video of Scott Berkun describing how to deliver an Ignite talk (sounds just like a Pecha Kucha). He starts with “I think storytelling is everything …” Nice. You have my attention Scott. […]

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