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Learning business storytelling through observation and mimicry

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 19, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling

Just spent a fabulous day at NAB’s new Academy running our storytelling program. Wow, what a venue. We were in the Scribbler room: wall-to-wall whiteboards, pin boards and butchers paper. A facilitator’s dream. After arriving home, and relaxing with a glass of wine in hand, I was chatting to Sheen about her day. She’s learned […]

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What’s your point?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 29, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling

When was the last time you heard one of those rambling stories that seem to go on and on and quite frankly you couldn’t see the point? Is there someone in your organisation renowned for these types of tales? Sadly these people are labelled bores and often ignored. There is one important thing you can […]

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Webinar—Three Questions We Usually Get from Leaders About Storytelling: Reflections, Discussion & Tools

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 27, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, News

Terrence Gargiulo and I are conducting two webinars in August where we will talk about some of the important lessons we’ve learned while helping leaders become better storytellers. It’s going to be an interactive format where you’ll be able to ask questions. The sessions are 45 minutes. Just click on the session that suits you […]

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Persuasion, facts, stories and the law

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 18, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling

Court cases are decided on the basis of the facts and evidence presented. Or are they? I have long believed that court cases are essentially a battle of stories, and whoever tells the most plausible and persuasive story wins. This article might change your mind as well: The Arsenal of Persuasion: Make your closing argument […]

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Fast Company recommendation

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 12, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, News

I just noticed that Fast Company expert blogger Thomas Clifford has listed Shawn as one of 7 interesting storytellers to follow on Twitter. I better start following him 🙂

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Places to meet for communities – an important ingredient

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 10, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, Collaboration

Three weeks ago I arrived in London for a couple of weeks work and a couple weeks holiday. One of my must-see destinations was the water pump in Broadwick Street, Soho, which was the main contamination source for the 1854 cholera outbreak (my family think I’m crazy). This pump is also the star attraction on […]

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Why don’t positive stories carry?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 4, 2009
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Something got me thinking about City of Port Phillip’s Non Crime Hotline this morning. They have a phone number you call to report good news stories. I rang the council and found that Peter Strecker was now in charge of this initiative and he told me that it was in hibernation. It turned out that […]

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London public workshops in June

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 22, 2009
Filed in Business storytelling, News

Just a quick note to say it is just over 4 weeks before we get together in London for our two workshops (24 & 25 June). Looks like we have a good turn out but if you are thinking of coming along I need to get all the registrations complete in the next two weeks. […]

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