Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Unlocking your iPhone from Optus while travelling

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —September 11, 2010
Filed in Anecdotes, News

I’m in Singapore at the moment. Had an amazing time last week because I spent three days with many of the story practitioners I really admire at the Origins Business Narrative Conference and learned heaps. But there was a glitch. Whenever I travel overseas with my trusty iPhone I get hit with ridiculous global and […]

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Organisational Development Australia (ODA) Annual Conference in a couple of weeks

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —August 7, 2010
Filed in News

I’m looking forward to heading down to the Novatel on the Upper Esplanade in St Kilda for the annual ODA retreat. It all happens on the 24-25 August. I believe there are still some places to be had. I’ll be presenting a couple of sessions on using narrative techniques to support change initiatives. Lots of […]

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It’s a Marathon – Not Magic – New Webinar

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 21, 2010
Filed in Business storytelling, News

Last year Terrence Gargiulo and I delivered a webinar in the triple threat of storytelling. It was really popular and we had a great time doing it. Well we’re back for another webinar, this time we’re exploring how to become a better storyteller by applying some specific and deliberate practices. Here is our little marketing […]

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Anecdote.com is live

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 12, 2010
Filed in News

When we started Anecdote in 2004 our web presence consisted entirely of this blog. We gradually built content, and a following, but every now and then people would say, “we really love your blog but what exactly do you do?” So for some time now we’ve been planning a website that described our consulting work. […]

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The Anecdote Story Finder

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —June 11, 2010
Filed in News

People know us as the story guys and as more and more people realise that it’s effective to include stories in their presentations the number of requests we get to suggest business related stories have gone up. Since we started the Anecdote blog we’ve used a specific category whenever a blog post includes a story: […]

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The Origins Asia Pacific Business Narrative Conference

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —May 5, 2010
Filed in Business storytelling, News

The Origins Asia Pacific Business Narrative Conference is a part of the Singapore International Storytelling Festival and is organised by The National Book Development Council of Singapore, with Shawn Callahan of Anecdote and Patrick Lambe of Straits Knowledge. The aim of Origins is to foster the practice of business storytelling and narrative techniques in the […]

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Visiting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 16-21 May

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 21, 2010
Filed in News, Strategy

I’m off to Malaysia in May to help run a leadership development program for a telecommunication company. While I’m there I’m meeting senior leaders from a range of companies and government departments and showing them our strategic story work. As an ex-IBMer I remember our CEO at the time, Lou Gerstner, say that strategies are […]

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Storytelling for Business Leaders

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 8, 2010
Filed in Business storytelling, News

We’ve just refreshed our materials for our popular Storytelling for Business Leaders workshop. We offer this workshop to organisations who are looking to build their internal communication and influence skills. We run it regularly for a variety of companies such as NAB, Jemena, BAE, and IBM and it forms part of our overall programme of […]

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Beverly Trayner and Etienne Wenger are hosting a BEtreat

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —April 8, 2010
Filed in Collaboration, News

If you are community of practice leader and want to experience learning in a relaxed atmosphere with some of the very best minds, then you might like to check out Bev and Etienne’s BEtreat. It will be an interesting mixture of the professional and the personal. One day you will be at the cutting edge […]

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Influencing change using stories

Posted by  Mark Schenk —March 16, 2010
Filed in News

In late February and early March we ran workshops in Melbourne and Sydney with Kevin Bishop from the UK. The workshops focussed on Influencing Change using Stories. Until recently, Kevin was heading the change activities for 60,000 staff at the Royal Bank of Scotland. We learned heaps and the feedback from participants was fantastic. The […]

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