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And in life. This is for everyone and it's not about becoming a storyteller. Let that idea aside, focus on who and what you are, and practice sharing stories. #1 It will improve your communication ...
Ditch a compelling story, your personal brand, is dead on arrival.
A good guide to how to thrive in work place.
"Your identity story is your own epic saga. Quite literally the tale of who you are and where you are going. It’s the way you make meaning out of the ocean of chaos we call life. Stories are the subatomic particles of the self. They are the keys to changing everything.
How to instantly identify toxic narratives. Start getting very real with yourself, about the stories you’re telling yourself. Here’s a huge hint: They are also the stories you tell others to explain yourself."
Read the full article to find out how more about these tips to transform your identity narratives to revolutionize your life:
Pick out a goal you really desire but you’ve struggled to attainGet objective about your terrible storyPick a totally new story that presupposes you’ll soon achieve your goal
A long article and it's well worth the time it takes to read !
Want to change your life, start with your identity, tell yourself the story of success.
There are a lot of smart business leaders out there. They come up with brilliant products, develop amazing technologies and help customers solve their most complex problems.
I like the idea of a mom as your ltimus test, if she got it, the whole world will go after you.
He didn’t cling to power. He empowered.
“Lead from the back — and let others believe they are in front.”
Use storytelling to influence people and move them to action Need to get your point across? Get staff on board with change? Foster collaboration? Increase sales? Strengthen
A new tool in our arsenal. Amazon comments a must-do
This incident happened with one of my clients - a high-profile communication technology company. As part of their online program, they were going to write a company blog. The first contributors we ...
"I feel I’m afraid to do wrong when the standard is – perfect" What an inspiration.
Colleague Andrew Nemiccolo has just published his new e-book on business storytelling and I really like it.
I know -- you are thinking, "What?! ANOTHER ebook on business storytelling??" Yep, and it's good. Here's what I like about it:
1. The focus on 'back-channel' communication and listening
2. Tackling being vulnerable and getting comfortable sharing your personal stories
3. Advice to NOT find stories, but find experiences instead
4. Steps for figuring out who your audience is first before you share a story
5. All the great story prompts for figuring out and organizing the experiences you want to share
6. Tips for creating a story bank of your experiences
I am not crazy about the definition of 'story' that Andrew uses -- basically for him, anything is a story. Well, that's not helpful and actually leads to a lot of confusion for people. A Tweet is not a story, but it can be part of a larger business narrative. Knowing the difference will help you better target your storytelling efforts.
The book is primarily focused on marketing and branding. Even so, the information and advice can be use in a whole host of other biz story applications.
Go grab the easy-to-read-and-digest book and get smarter about working with stories in business.
I have no affiliation with Andrew or his company other than a promise to chat over coffee sometime. Enjoy the book!
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it
Every so often, a traditionally non-business word finds its way into the business world, fueled by an admirable desire to find new ways to think about old challenges. “Storytelling” has become one of those words.
What a nicely written article pointing to several truisms in business storytelling. Some you are familiar with (storytelling is a pull, not a push technology). I like the ones that I don't read much about:
1. Storytelling is a selfless, empowering act
2. Storytelling looks to the future
As the author Bill Baker (from Marketing Profs) says, "Successful storytelling respects the past and appreciates the present, but it also looks boldly into the future, moving people past “what is” to “what if?” Done well, storytelling helps people collectively imagine a vision of the future that is achievable and worth achieving, helping them to understand not only what they’re working on but also what they’re working toward." Yes!
And, "As you consider using storytelling strategically to give meaning to your brand communications or employee-engagement efforts, don’t do so simply because it is “the next big thing.” Do it because, if you truly listen and you are willing to be generous, authentic, emotional, and collectively creative— it works. As one senior client recently said, “This is a bit frightening. I feel vulnerable; but at the same time, because I’m being myself, I feel more confident.” If your organization is ready for that journey, there’s a great story ahead."
Love it. This is a quick post that is rich in insights & examples (ignore its clunky layout). Enjoy!
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;
Leadership may be defined in part as a process of influence.
Strangely, as I was searching for definitions of leadership I saw this list of leadership synonyms on Dictionary.com: authoritativeness, influence, command, effectiveness; sway, clout (emphasis mine).
However, many may know of another spelling: Klout with a “K”
Klout defines itself as the arbiter of social media influence. In their words, they provide The Standard for Influence. When the company recently unleashed their new algorithm, many people in social media saw their scores radically drop. For those schooled on this “credibility” framework, it was disorienting or irritating...
The best articles from across the web that I can find on using stories and storytelling in business.
I've chosen them because they actually make a contribution to our knowledge and wisdom about stories, show us how to apply stories to growing our business, or give valuable how-to tips.
HOW TO FIND MATERIAL? Click on the Tags tab above, and then click on one of the tags.
I may occassionally review an article that I think is problematic as a way to educate us all, although most I will simply pass over. If you wonder if I've seen an article that is not included here, send me a message and I'll respond.
I hope you find many great insights and tips here. Many thanks for visiting and enjoy the articles!
And I hope you will also visit my website & take the free Story IQ assessment so you can see how well developed your storytelling skills and knowledge is: www.juststoryit.com