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Stuck? Four Fab Ways To Find Your Story

Stuck? Four Fab Ways To Find Your Story | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
In the beginning, finding good stories is difficult. If only because your brain keeps saying, “I can’t tell stories.” or “I’m not a storyteller.” Trust me; if you are breathing you tell stories. Th...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 16, 1:51 PM

Colleague Annette Simmons, author of several ground breaking books on business storytelling, has written this terrific post helping anyone get unstuck about their stories.


This article goes hand-in-hand with another post I curated last week from colleague Shawn Callahan on spotting stories.


What I love about this post is how Simmons starts off -- with the hidden fear we all have about storytelling. She then gives clear directions for finding your stories that will get you over that hump.


Hey, even I freeze up when someone out of the blue asks, "So tell me one of your stories". I like all of Simmon's 4 buckets and use them to break up that frozen place I sometimes find myself in.


Enjoy this post and get story-ing!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it


A.K.Andrew's curator insight, February 18, 11:22 AM

Always good to have new ways to jumpstart your work

 

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Give Awesome Presentations With These 5 Storytelling Tips

Give Awesome Presentations With These 5 Storytelling Tips | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Get your audience's attention and keep them engaged with these tips on public speaking.

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OK, OK, one more about the presentations... it would be one plus more than needed if this presentation-business were not so difficult (allegedly it's one of the greatest fear to speak publicly - I can attest this...:-)))... So, it is a short one and a good one...:-))) 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, October 27, 2014 3:03 PM

Article Link: http://bit.ly/1wCLi0E 


Here is what I like about this article: the concrete examples of stuff most people say in a presentation that doesn't work, and then rewrites to show how to storify that statement, or share a story instead.


Delivering great presentations takes lots of practice and delivering occasional duds. Yet if you follow the advice here in this article, you can nail it every single time. (**Secret: the same tips apply to creating awesome blogs)


I really like the example of how to turn a statistic into a story. After incorporating these tips, I hope all your presentations are award-winning!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Want Biz Storytelling Success? 10 Simple Rules

Want Biz Storytelling Success? 10 Simple Rules | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
I was recently asked to write 10 top tips for effective storytelling for the June 2014 issue of British Airways in-flight  magazine Business Life. Deciding what to include was tricky but a very use...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 4, 2014 4:15 PM

Short, sweet and to the point! Here are 10 terrific storytelling rules by Geoff Mead that will bring you success. 


I particularly like the one about listening first, and I also like the advice to know the story not the words. 


Read Geoff's explanations for more insights. This post is perfect for a Friday or the weekend.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Presentation Zen: George Takei's bold TEDxKyoto Talk

Presentation Zen: George Takei's bold TEDxKyoto Talk | Business Coaching | Scoop.it

What's your story?


"We always hear that this is the era of telling your story. "The world needs to hear your story," our friends keep telling us. But this raises the question—a question I hear perhaps more than any  other: How can I tell my story and not bore the audience? The answer is actually quite simple. Your story is really their story."


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Great presentation about a not-everyday story of Georg Takei (alias Hikaru Sulu from the staff of  Star Trek's Enterprise...)

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 21, 2014 10:13 AM

Yes, what a terrific point Takei makes. This is the essence of business storytelling. Enjoy this TED talk this weekend and enjoy your day!


And many thanks to fellow curator Gregg Morris for finding and sharing this.

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, August 1, 2014 11:40 AM

Amazing example of storytelling showing that some actors can write their own lines as well as deliver them superbly.

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Why Any Leader Should Embrace Story Listening Before Storytelling

Why Any Leader Should Embrace Story Listening Before Storytelling | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
“What I’ve seen is a leader doesn’t start with storytelling, they start with story listening.” -John Maeda, Design Partner, KPCB During the past two years, B2C as well as B2B marketing leader…

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Well, that's a good point... if the leaders (or wannabes) are bad at something it is exactly the real listening... they have their vision, mission, drives, they run ahead and it's not sure that (informally, in the reality) there is still anybody behind them, following them... of course, there are other factors, en première lieux the monthly salary, the security and the difficulty to find another better place which help him forget to ask after whether the others following him are really on his intellectual, passionate bandwagon or in mind they are searching for the alternatives which undermines gravely him/her ambition to achieve the so well-pondered - and never really shared and confirmed - goals.... yeahhhh, listening of stories, it's perhaps even more important than telling them... ca va de soi that it worth something if  one understands the message, true story behind the story and can effectively use that for developing, bettering the cooperation, the alignment, the engagement and the trajectoire os the common pursuit of the goals... 

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Zeb WATURUOCHA, PhD's curator insight, October 31, 2014 1:00 AM

It is true that if you don't listen to me, I will not listen to you though I might pretend to be listening because you are my boss.

Raymond Godding's curator insight, October 31, 2014 4:01 PM

Leiders die beweging tot stand willen brengen, beginnen met luisteren voordat ze gaan vertellen. 

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Can Storytelling Kill Your Message? Yes--in 5 Ways

Can Storytelling Kill Your Message? Yes--in 5 Ways | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Stories should relay a message and engage audiences, but sometimes they just fall flat. Learn why stories can fail and how you can make your stories effective every time.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 3, 2014 2:42 PM

This a quick article with powerful tips on when stories don't work. In addition to knowing why and how to craft great compelling stories, it is also worth knowing what contributes to stories failing.


If you pay attention to avoiding the traps explained here you are well on your way to story success.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Everything a Savvy Presenter Needs to Know: 30+Tips and Tutorials

Everything a Savvy Presenter Needs to Know: 30+Tips and Tutorials | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
We've been compiling a list of top presentation resources that will help you become a master presenter. Check out the resources below nicely divided into categories of articles, infographics, Quora and videos. There's something for every presenter!

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Gold mine of tips for videos, podcasts and slideshares...

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Barbara Hartzler's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:23 PM

For future reference. :)

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, August 19, 2014 12:22 AM

Good and exhaustive ressources, many things to look at.

delta14's curator insight, August 28, 2014 12:26 PM

Muy interesante conviene revisar, experimentar y compartir experiencias.

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The Five Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make in Speaking (no stories)

The Five Biggest Mistakes CEOs Make in Speaking (no stories) | Business Coaching | Scoop.it
Most CEOs are not inspiring. After years of working with leaders in business, it's hard to come to any other conclusion.

 

The 5 mistakes listed here are right on -- I experience them all the time when working with my coaching clients.

 

Number 4 is -- CEOs don't tell stories. That's for sure.

Number 5 is -- CEO's reading speeches instead of talking authentically with their audiences.

Number 3 is -- they are too stiff (that comes from not telling stories or not knowing how to tell stories)

Number 2 is -- they don't write their own material. No one can write your personal stories for you, BTW.

Number 1 is -- CEOs are not conveying a vision. Hey, we want to be inspired!

 

Well, for sure many business people of all types suffer from the same mistakes. So what to do? Find the stories you are passionate about telling, learn to tell them well and authentically, leave the notes at home, and please -- don't practice in front of a mirror! That's the kiss of death.

 

There are many more insights here in this article about how these mistakes show up for people, so go grab them.

 

Review written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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