Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

055 – Not all twigs turn out to be snakes

Posted by  Anecdote International —April 28, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Podcast

In this uncertain time, how do you talk to your team about what we are facing in a beneficial way? Because we are all impacted and influenced by what other people do, it is important to share positive stories and show through example what to do and how to react.

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What Kevin Hart and Brené Brown can teach us about vulnerability and humour in stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 10, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

Shawn Callahan shares how Brené Brown and Kevin Hart use vulnerability and humour in communicating their messages in multiple stories.

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Stop presenting the strategy and start communicating it

Posted by  Paul Ichilcik —February 3, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Strategy

As 2020 begins, many leaders will be confidently presenting new strategies and most people will be wearily dismissing them. What key point are they missing?

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What happens after the bushfires?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 9, 2020
Filed in Collaboration, Communication

At this time of devastation, it’s hard to think about how we will recover and reconstruct our communities. Here is one thing that helped with this in 2009.

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Why you should avoid having text on your slides when you are talking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 29, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Find out the biggest mistake presenters make when using PowerPoint slides. You might be putting your efforts into the wrong thing.

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Five lessons on how to be a great presenter

Posted by  Mark Schenk —March 28, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Events

Here are five things we can learn from author Patrick Lencioni that can help make our presentations more memorable, engaging and impactful.

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How to use storytelling for deeply analytic and scientific communities

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 23, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Read a step by step process for mastering the art of effective business storytelling for technical, analytic and scientific communities here.

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How to build fast rapport with a connection story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 15, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

As a leader, people want to know what you stand for, but how do you get that across quickly? Simple: share a story that illustrates your character.

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Knowing everyone is on the same page

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 17, 2018
Filed in Communication, Strategy

As this post shows, it’s easy to feel we’re on exactly the same page as others, when in fact we can all be telling ourselves quite different stories.

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What might Amazon’s six-page narrative structure look like?

If you want to move to a Jeff Bezos–style executive meeting without PowerPoint, with a six-page narrative memo, you mustn’t forget the narrative. Here’s why

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