Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

5 tips to pick a high-quality coach, mentor or teacher

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —September 6, 2012
Filed in Communication

I started to read Daniel Coyle’s latest book: The Little Book of Talent: 52 Tips for improving your skills on the commute to work this …

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The power of plain language when communicating strategy

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —August 1, 2012
Filed in Communication, Leadership Posts

Most leaders really struggle to use plain language, especially when it comes to communicating something like strategy. Here at Anecdote we specialise in oral storytelling, …

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Telling Stories Puts Our Brains in Sync

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 1, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Greg Stephens, Lauren Silbert and Uri Hasson are Princeton University neuroscientists who in 2010 conducted a series of experiments showing that an audience’s brains light …

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Story triggering – reinforcing beliefs

I did a blog post in February about reconnecting with an old friend of mine, and how she is one of the most gifted storytellers …

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Some initial thoughts on why we retell stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 29, 2012
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

As soon as I walked into our office I wanted to tell Kevin the story Hugh Grant told on Graham Norton’s talk show last night. …

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An “I’m like you story”

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —March 27, 2012
Filed in Communication

One of the story types we believe you need to be able to tell is the “I’m like you story”. This is a story you …

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In communicating your strategy what do your projects say?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 23, 2012
Filed in Communication, Strategy

What’s more important, what we say or what we do? I think we all know that our actions reveal what’s really important. Actions speak louder …

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HP’s CEO loses his job for want of a strategic story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 17, 2011
Filed in Communication, Leadership Posts, Strategy

It’s quite possible you’ll lose your job as CEO if you are unable to persuasively communicate your company’s strategy. Léo Apotheker, the recently fired CEO …

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —September 29, 2011
Filed in Communication

Why do airlines find it so hard to say sorry? I have been doing a lot of travel lately, and today is no exception, with …

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Different ways to envisage the future

Posted by  Kevin Bishop —July 29, 2011
Filed in Communication, Employee Engagement, Leadership Posts, Strategy

How do you get your people to think about what the future could be, in a way that inspires them and starts to spark action, …

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