Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

How vulnerability can make you a better leader

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 3, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Leadership Posts

Letting down your corporate facade can be a great way of building rapport and showing that you’re a person others can open up to.

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The ponytail and why your stories must be true

Posted by  Mike Adams —August 27, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

Have you heard the story about how NASA spent millions of dollars developing a pen that would work in zero gravity? There’s a problem with this story…

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How HR can help leaders communicate better

Posted by  Mark Schenk —August 19, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Employee Engagement

Senior staff members who use story style language when engaging with their employees build credibility, authenticity, and engagement.

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068 – How to animate Disney executive characters

Posted by  Anecdote International —July 28, 2020
Filed in Communication, Insight, Podcast, Selling

Do you understand what drives your business? Listen to hear how Bob Iger’s insight evolved Disney Animation for the better.

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The Hero’s Journey stumbles in the world of business

Posted by  Paul Ichilcik —July 23, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

The Hero’s Journey is of limited practical use in business. To activate a storytelling culture, we need simple story frameworks supplemented by anecdotes.

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Data storytelling: Hollywood is the wrong model

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 15, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication, Insight

There’s a growing need to present ideas based on insights drawn from data, but the Hollywood approach seems unrelated to what businesspeople require.

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Overcoming the fear of sharing business stories at work

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 8, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Leadership Posts

Is fear holding you back from sharing business stories at work? Shawn Callahan shares a few simple steps you can take to overcome it.

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Setting up a tagging strategy for your story bank

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 1, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

Tagging stories within your story bank ensures you can quickly access them when you need them. This blog post will help you design a tagging strategy.

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Stories are the brain’s natural language

Posted by  Mike Adams —June 24, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

Stories are so powerful because that is how our brains are structured—our brains work by identifying and predicting sequences of related events.

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063 – Don’t give up on your dirty laundry

Posted by  Anecdote International —June 23, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication, Culture, Podcast

Can you share an example of a time where you’ve refused to give up? Listen to hear Jaya Machet, an Anecdote Partner and Executive Coach, share a story that might spark your own!

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