Archive for the ‘Communication’ Category

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What Kevin Hart and Brené Brown can teach us about vulnerability and humour in stories

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —February 10, 2020
Filed in Anecdotes, Business storytelling, Communication

Shawn Callahan shares how Brené Brown and Kevin Hart use vulnerability and humour in communicating their messages in multiple stories.

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Stop presenting the strategy and start communicating it

Posted by  Paul Ichilcik —February 3, 2020
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Strategy

As 2020 begins, many leaders will be confidently presenting new strategies and most people will be wearily dismissing them. What key point are they missing?

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What happens after the bushfires?

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 9, 2020
Filed in Collaboration, Communication

At this time of devastation, it’s hard to think about how we will recover and reconstruct our communities. Here is one thing that helped with this in 2009.

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Why you should avoid having text on your slides when you are talking

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 29, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Find out the biggest mistake presenters make when using PowerPoint slides. You might be putting your efforts into the wrong thing.

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Five lessons on how to be a great presenter

Posted by  Mark Schenk —March 28, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication, Events

Here are five things we can learn from author Patrick Lencioni that can help make our presentations more memorable, engaging and impactful.

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How to use storytelling for deeply analytic and scientific communities

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —January 23, 2019
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

Read a step by step process for mastering the art of effective business storytelling for technical, analytic and scientific communities here.

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How to build fast rapport with a connection story

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —October 15, 2018
Filed in Business storytelling, Communication

As a leader, you often need to establish a rapport with others, to connect with them. It might be when you meet new people in …

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Knowing everyone is on the same page

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —July 17, 2018
Filed in Communication, Strategy

Warning: This article contains explicit language. Do not read if you might be offended. Have you ever had the feeling that you and your colleagues …

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What might Amazon’s six-page narrative structure look like?

A lot has been written recently about how Jeff Bezos and his executives run their meetings. Amazon has made it very public that their senior …

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Using stories to reveal valuable insights in an organisation

Posted by  Shawn Callahan —March 22, 2018
Filed in Communication, Culture

We’ve recently been doing some work around diversity and inclusion for a project with a large construction company. An insight we’ve taken away from this …

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