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086 – Corporate Storytelling—Innovation with Paul Chapman

How can you utilise story techniques when presenting a new innovation? Listen to hear innovation expert, Paul Chapman, share his experiences.

Dec 1, 2020

085 – Corporate Storytelling—Narrative insight with Bernard and Tracey Swanepoel

The shortest distance between two people is a story. Listen to hear strategy and leadership experts Bernard and Tracey Swanepoel share their experience in story listening.

Nov 24, 2020

084 – Corporate Storytelling—Values communication with Indranil Chakraborty

How can you inspire your team to hold your company values? Listen to hear Indranil Chakraborty, a storytelling expert and Anecdote Partner, unpack values communication.

Nov 17, 2020

083 – Corporate Storytelling—Brand communication with Darren Woolley

Have you been in a boring presentation, wearily watching slide after slide? Listen to hear marketing guru and friend of Anecdote, Darren Woolley, unpack brand communication.

Nov 10, 2020

082 – Corporate Storytelling—Leadership communication with Hannah Davies

Can effective leadership exist without storytelling? Listen to hear how leadership consultant and executive coach, Hannah Davies, unpacks corporate storytelling.

Nov 3, 2020

081 – Hungry public gobbles up MSG tale

Is MSG bad for you? Listen to hear how a letter to the editor drastically changed our perception of MSG in Chinese food.

Oct 27, 2020

080 – Crummy early adoption for first bread slicer

We all know the saying, ‘the best thing since sliced bread,’ but who invented the bread-slicing machine? Listen to hear Otto Rohwedder’s surprising journey in selling his first bread slicer.

Oct 20, 2020

079 – Halen down on Eddie’s rogue m&m

Listen to hear how you should never make assumptions, even about Van Halen’s obsession over brown m&m’s.

Oct 13, 2020

078 – Tetanus icky not so sticky

Sometimes when you want people to take action it can be harder expected. Listen to hear how a Yale University experiment exposed why details are important.

Oct 6, 2020

077 – Benjamin’s book borrowing turns rival to friend

Sometimes asking for a favour is a good way to build rapport. Listen to hear how Benjamin Franklin turned a rival to a friend.

Sep 29, 2020


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