Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

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

Are you sending non-urgent emails out of hours, forgetting to attach attachments or making other simple email mistakes? Then these plugins are for you.

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Giving strategy a soul with strategic stories

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

As many as 80% of companies do not really understand their strategies. Obviously, this is a big problem. How can strategic stories help?

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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

People often create anti-stories when faced with change. Can better stories be the answer to change management? Claire Scobie shares her insights here:

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How can we help people to reconnect?

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

How can we make a person who feels uncomfortable and alone feel welcome instead? Can we help people to reconnect? It’s very easy, we just forget sometimes.

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Assertions are red, stories are blue

Posted by  Mark Schenk —July 7, 2015
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

There is a big difference between assertions and stories. Most business talk is full of assertions but they are hard to remember. There is a better way.

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Case studies are dead. Long live success stories

How do you make case studies interesting to read, easy to recall and effortless to retell? Anecdote Partner, Indranil Chakraborty, shares tips here:

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