Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

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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062 – Leading horses to water and lending hoses to fires

Posted by  Anecdote International —June 16, 2020
Filed in Communication, Leadership Posts, Podcast

Everyone uses analogies in their everyday conversations, but how can you use an analogy to sell an idea or reveal your employee’s potential? Listen to hear how you can, using the story of Seabiscuit.

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061 – New Behring’s for trains off the rails

How do your leaders respond in a crisis? Is their strategy succinct? Listen to hear how by removing ambiguity and clearly communicating with your employees can make all the difference.

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Step into their SHOES: The critical first step in crafting a narrative

Posted by  Paul Ichilcik —June 4, 2020
Filed in Communication, Employee Engagement, Leadership Posts

Step one in any communications course is to consider the audience. In practice, few people do it in a methodical way. Here’s a simple, practical approach.

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Using progress stories to build hope

When managers are asked how they engage their employees, highlighting progress is rarely mentioned. But this can make a big difference to productivity.

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What is your Response Story?

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 13, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Employee Engagement

No matter what you’ve decided to do in response to COVID-19, the key step will be communicating your decisions clearly and influentially. You need to find and craft your Response Story. In this post, we explain how.

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057 – Kissinger repeatedly lords it over Secretary

Posted by  Anecdote International —May 12, 2020
Filed in Communication, Leadership Posts, Podcast

Can you bring out the best results of your team with one simple question? Listen to this podcast to feel the frustration between two US politicians!

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056 – No flies on Golding mock trial

Did you experience something at high school that you will remember forever? Listen to hear a group of high school students’ invaluable experience!

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Get to know Mike Adams, Head of Story-Powered Sales

Posted by  Mike Adams —April 30, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Selling

Read more about Mike Adams, the Head of Story-Powered Sales at Anecdote and the acclaimed author of Seven Stories Every Salesperson Must Tell.

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