Archive for the ‘Insight’ Category

How One Mount Everest Expedition Impacted Two Lives

Posted by  Bharat Avalani —July 28, 2017
Filed in Collaboration, Insight

Johann Peries and Jayanthi Kuru-Utumpala set out to be the first Sri Lankans to climb Mt Everest. Learn what their story tells us about effort and success.

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Beat business jargon by using stories to counter smart-talk

Posted by  Tom Graves —March 2, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Insight

He looks the part; knows all the right business jargon; can quote chapter-and-verse from all the best-known practitioners. But is it all empty ‘smart-talk’?

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How to use story skills for great causes

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 14, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Insight

Read how Paul Costello uses story skills to counter negative stories and overcome racism in his work with government and non-profit agencies.

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How to capture stories using places and props

Posted by  Tom Graves —February 10, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Insight

Where are some of your story-places – where stories gather to tell themselves? What props do you use to get the stories to flow? Find some ideas here.

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Storytelling skills around the world: who can spot stories the best?

Posted by  Mark Schenk —January 18, 2017
Filed in Business storytelling, Insight

In 2011 we launched TheStoryTest.com to help people develop their ability to spot stories. Now armed with 6 years of data, we present the insights here.

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Getting things done with a Bullet Journal

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 17, 2016
Filed in Insight

Always on the lookout for good note-taking systems, I’m currently trying out a paper-based approach called the Bullet Journal. Here are my thoughts so far.

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The sales skill of reading the play

Posted by  David Christiansen —May 27, 2016
Filed in Insight, Selling

Knowing who you’re talking to, their motivations, what’s happening with their company is called Reading the Play. Learn about this sales skill here:

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Tips for writing winning award submissions

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 17, 2016
Filed in Insight

In writing a submission for an award, you need to make your entry memorable and meaningful to the judges. Learn how to bring your submission to life here.

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Why good storytellers are more attractive

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 29, 2016
Filed in Insight

According to a pair of American researchers, good storytellers really are more attractive. Take a look at their findings here:

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Why telling stories will get your idea across

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 20, 2016
Filed in Insight

Find out how telling stories about the hassles you’re dealing with in an organisation is far more effective than simply offering a point of view.

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