Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

The Value of Stories in Successful Project Delivery

Stories can be used to keep a project’s purpose front-of-mind, ensuring that it stays true to the original intent. Learn how stories can help in this post.

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Great presenter or great communicator – it’s your choice

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 6, 2016
Filed in Communication

To be an impressive presenter you can spend hours crafting slides and get your delivery word-perfect. But, to have impact you must be a great communicator.

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Why you must complete that shitty first draft, and fast

Posted by  Mark Schenk —May 18, 2016
Filed in Communication

When preparing a story or a pitch remember the principle of the shitty first draft. Embrace it as this is the first step to where the real rewards lie.

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Storytelling Vs. Corporate Speak

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 15, 2016
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Who doesn’t like a useful infographic? Here’s one that contrasts a story way of speaking with the insidious corporate speak we often hear at work.

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The value of a pause in changing people’s minds

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 10, 2016
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication

We are often too quick to respond. But if your aim is to persuade then the use of a pause could be vital in changing people’s minds. Learn how here.

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Tyrion’s Persuasive language in this Game of Thrones Passage Puts Ted Talks to Shame

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 4, 2016
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Even if you’re not a Game of Thrones fan, Tyrion’s sales pitch to Daenerys is sheer genius and a case study in persuasive language. Learn why in this post.

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Productivity Tips – Avoiding avoidable email mistakes

Posted by  Mark Schenk —November 30, 2015
Filed in Communication

About 6 years ago, a participant in a leadership program explained how she had found her dream job and put in place a comprehensive plan …

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Giving strategy a soul with strategic stories

Posted by  Mark Schenk —October 22, 2015
Filed in Communication, Strategy

When I did my first degree back in the early 1980s there were some big issues to focus on. One of them was ‘what will …

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Why we create anti-stories in the face of change

Posted by  Claire Scobie —August 20, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Culture

This post was first published on Wordstruck by Claire Scobie, award-winning journalist, writer, and author of The Pagoda Tree, a novel chosen by Good Reading Magazine as one of their …

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How can we help people to reconnect?

Posted by  Ronald van Domburg —August 13, 2015
Filed in Communication, Insight

Are you performing in the wrong play? Every human being has the desire to be part of a community. We all know the feeling – …

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