Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

Why Communication Fails: Being Abstract

Posted by  Mark Schenk —September 30, 2021
Filed in Communication, Employee Engagement

At work, we tend to default to complex, abstract language. But, contrary to popular belief, using overly complicated language reduces the effectiveness of communication. Read more here.

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126 – Shattering decision on pet food quality

Company values enable your people to act quickly and have confidence that they’ve made the right decision. Listen to hear a story of values in action from Mars.

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125 – Lending a hose to neighbours on fire

Great leaders communicate in ways that change minds and inspire action. Listen to hear how Franklin Roosevelt used an analogy to shift the events of World War II.

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Can you keep your cool in a tough negotiation?

Posted by  Mike Adams —September 2, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication, Corporate Storytelling

There is no chance of agreement when opposing sides lose their cool. Here’s a story you can enjoy as an anecdote or retell it to make a similar point.

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Audio blog: Storytelling and events

Whether it’s a launch or something smaller, you can look at your events through a storytelling lens and make sure that you’re telling an engrossing story.

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101 – Transmitting without a receiver

Posted by  Anecdote International —March 30, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication, Podcast

Are you receiving the messages that could help you avert disaster? Listen to hear Mark share a story that illustrates the importance of listening.

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Five tips to make your meetings more productive

Here are our top five tips for making your meetings more productive and engaging and your job easier.

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How to encourage your people to get vaccinated

Shawn Callahan lays out a story-powered approach to encouraging people to get vaccinated. This blog post is the first of a series and focuses on correcting misinformation.

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097 – Beware your inner thespian

Posted by  Anecdote International —March 2, 2021
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Podcast

Is a good presenter always a good business storyteller? Listen to hear Anecdote Partners, Sarah Jane McKechnie and David Pullan provide thought-provoking insights.

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095 – Wolf stories in sheep’s clothing

Posted by  Anecdote International —February 16, 2021
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Culture, Podcast

People tend to do what they have always done, and sometimes without reason. Listen to hear how a grandmother’s necessity became her children’s norm.

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