Archive for the ‘Business storytelling’ Category

Three new storytelling workshops for this year: Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 12, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

By popular demand, we’ve just added three more Storytelling for Leaders workshops. They’ll be held in these Australian cities: Melbourne, 23 September 2008 Sydney, 2 …

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Embedding customer service stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 6, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

A company that values customer service should be teeming with customer service stories. But what do you do if this is not the case? The …

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Don’t lecture, tell a story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 4, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

Rather than give a lecture to his fellow comedian, Jerry Seinfeld tells a story to convey his message. This clip is from Jerry’s documentary, Comedian, …

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Scientific America takes note of storytelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 1, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

I was excited to see the current issue of Scientific America has an article on storytelling called The Secrets of Storytelling: Why We Love a …

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Staff induction – not quite

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 1, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Last year Robyn and I ran an interesting project for a large government agency to help Aboriginal people join the department and become productive as …

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Seeing the Big Picture: Blind Men and the Elephant

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 27, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

It was six men of Indostan To learning much inclined, Who went to see the Elephant (Though all of them were blind), That each by …

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The stonecutters and the cathedral builder

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 27, 2008
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling

Here is one of the stories I heard at KM Australia as told by John Girard. On a foggy autumn day nearly 800 years ago …

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What an artist and computer scientist can do with stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 26, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

Jonathan Harris loves playing around with stories and in this 20 minute presentation at the 2007 TED he gives three examples of his work. He …

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A bunch of Robert McKee resources

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 21, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

I think one of the first books I read on storytelling was Story by Robert McKee. It’s written from the perspective of a screenwriter and …

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Unfinished business enhances mindfulness

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 18, 2008
Filed in Business storytelling

The story goes that Bluma Zeigarnik was sitting in a cafe in Vienna (as all good psychologists do) and noticed that the waiters were able …

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