Posts Tagged ‘Communication’

149 – Natural selection of the fittest story

If you want to change someone’s mind, you need to find a range of stories, not just one. Listen to hear how Charles Darwin formulated and gained support for his theory of evolution.

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Communication is broken

Posted by  Mark Schenk —April 28, 2022
Filed in Communication, Employee Engagement

Leaders often assume there’s nothing they can do to improve communication in their organisation, but the solution is relatively simple.

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The Science of Storytelling

Posted by  Rob Grundel —March 24, 2022
Filed in Business storytelling, Corporate Storytelling

Over the past 50 years, fascinating research has revealed the impact stories can have when human beings use them to communicate. We summarise our favourite studies.

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125 – Lending a hose to neighbours on fire

Great leaders communicate in ways that change minds and inspire action. Listen to hear how Franklin Roosevelt used an analogy to shift the events of World War II.

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Can you keep your cool in a tough negotiation?

Posted by  Mike Adams —September 2, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication, Corporate Storytelling

There is no chance of agreement when opposing sides lose their cool. Here’s a story you can enjoy as an anecdote or retell it to make a similar point.

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114 – Tails with the Raj of mice and men

Often an idea will need a reality check—can it be executed? Listen to hear how a senior leader at Microsoft discovered the impact of storytelling.

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108 – Jobs fit for a condor

Steve Jobs was a fantastic storyteller. Listen to hear how, instead of endlessly listing features and benefits, he used an analogy to explain the importance of computers.

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101 – Transmitting without a receiver

Posted by  Anecdote International —March 30, 2021
Filed in Anecdotes, Communication, Podcast

Are you receiving the messages that could help you avert disaster? Listen to hear Mark share a story that illustrates the importance of listening.

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100 – A tonne of revered stories

Posted by  Anecdote International —March 23, 2021
Filed in Business storytelling, Fun, Podcast

To celebrate 100 episodes, Shawn and Mark discuss what stories from the podcast they use most often and how they use them.

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089 – Corporate Storytelling—Sales communication with Mike Adams and Paul Ichilcik

Posted by  Anecdote International —December 22, 2020
Filed in Communication, Corporate Storytelling, Podcast, Selling

The best sellers are the ones who tell stories. Listen to hear Anecdote Principals, Mike Adams and Paul Ichilcik, share their insights on sales communication.

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