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Storytelling First Please! Decisions Don't Start with Data

Storytelling First Please! Decisions Don't Start with Data | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Access the unconscious mind, where choices are really made.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 19, 3:50 PM

I've got a webinar coming up with a group of researchers and I'm going to use parts of this article and the research it sites when I'm with them.


It's a short but terrific piece laying out WHY data is not the core for decision-making, but stories are. There is definitely a role for data, but only as a supporting character in your story. Data is not the hero.


Data wrapped in stories are far better than data alone as research has shown us for years. If you are still operating under the notion that data convinces, then get with the story program for better results. 


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

Richard Lock's curator insight, May 20, 9:28 AM

It is difficult to over emphasize just how influential it is to build your key data points into a story. It also helps to make the data visually clear to understand.

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Want to Reach More Humans? Try Sounding Like One (via Storytelling)

Want to Reach More Humans? Try Sounding Like One (via Storytelling) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
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.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 18, 2013 1:26 PM

I scooped this article because it's a great reminder with a very simple message -- drop the corporate speak; don't focus on pushing messages to folks; just show up, be real, and my addition: focus on story sharing.


Stories aren't mentioned in this article, yet they are your vehicle to building trust, being authentic, conveying complex information with simple elegance, all while being humble. And this is what the article talks about.


A lot of the storytelling articles I'm reading lately are still focused on using stories as a push technology to broadcast messages to people. That is old hat. We are now in another world where it is finally recognized that stories are a pull technology (they pull people into your world) AND that stories told evoke stories in the minds of listeners that they want to share back with you. So story sharing needs to be the focus these days.


This article helps us get our head straight about that. It's a quick read with terrific insights and tips to share. Happy reading!


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

malek's curator insight, December 18, 2013 2:16 PM

I like the idea of a mom as your ltimus test, if she got it, the whole world will go after you.

Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, December 21, 2013 7:24 AM

I like the emphasis on trust building and being authentic.

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The 3 E’s of Re-tellable Leadership Stories

The 3 E’s of Re-tellable Leadership Stories | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

There are three kinds of people, said the sign on the wall of my dad’s coaching office:

 

Those that make things happen, those that watch things happen, and those that don’t know what the heck happened.


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JoanneMorris's curator insight, December 1, 2013 1:29 PM

This applies to Educational Leadership too, of course.

Karen Dietz's comment, December 2, 2013 2:03 PM
Excellent points Nancy!
Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's curator insight, December 3, 2013 1:06 AM

As Karen said a different way of capturing and curating your business stories.  Anything that helps leaders to categorise and re-use and re-purpose stories the better. Make it easier and leaders will use stories more and more to engage their people. Nice one.

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How to Create a 15-Word Strategy Statement that's a Story

How to Create a 15-Word Strategy Statement that's a Story | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
A case study of a swimwear company.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 30, 2:45 AM

What would your change story be?

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, May 1, 1:28 AM

Such a simple template that can help provide an outline for your story.


Once upon a time there was (insert a name who exemplifies your target customer/consumer) …. . Every day he/she (insert his/her frustration or job to be done) …. . One day we developed (insert the product/solution and what are actually the 2-3 things we offer or not) … . Until finally (insert the end result for the customer/consumer compared to competition)

Helen Teague's curator insight, May 2, 8:49 AM

love this!

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Story Listening: Getting work done & making a difference -- K. Dietz TEDx talk

Karen Dietz, owner of Just Story It, shares her recent TEDx talk on how to listen for stories that will help you/your business/your nonprofit make a difference in the world.


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 30, 2013 3:48 PM

Hi Folks!


Many people have been asking me when my TEDx talk will be available and it's finally be posted for viewing.


During the presentation I not only talk a bit about my background and lessons I've learned about storytelling, but I also share a simply story listening process I learned years ago from storyteller Doug Lipman.


I use the process all the time in my work -- because it's so powerful, and because it is at the root of how work gets done, and how making a difference in the world really happens. Anyone can do this process and I encourage you to try it out.


I hope you enjoy this 15 minutes and begin to relate to stories in this way. Happy story listening!


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

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 2, 2013 1:25 PM

Inspiration on how to J"ust Story it" from the professional founder.

Karen Dietz's comment, December 2, 2013 2:04 PM
Thank you Monica!
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Episode #6 by Annette Simmons – Two GREAT Questions! from Biz Storyteller Karen Dietz

Episode #6 by Annette Simmons – Two GREAT Questions! from Biz Storyteller Karen Dietz | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

The Story Factor by Annette Simmons – Influence through the Art of Storytelling The people you want to influence don’t want more information – they want faith. Faith in you, your ideas, your plan…your story. How can you tell your story in a way that is compelling? believable? long lasting? Discover how to tell a story that awakens people’s faith in you.


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:36 PM

OK -- this post is in the category of shameless self-promotion :)


This is the third and final part of the interview I had with biz storytelling guru Annette Simmons in the photo above. You can also find this podcast on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-6-two-great-questions!/id735863915?i=194684611&mt=2 


In this short piece (10 minutes) we actually chat about the questions I use with clients when working with their stories. 


In addition I talk about the hand-dyed silk panels I bring into my work with clients, and how I use them. Yes, I'm also a fiber artist and have been hand-dyeing silk for many years now.


If you want to look at the silk panels I talk about in this episode, you will find them on my Google+ profie in my Photos  https://plus.google.com/+KarenDietz/posts  and on my LinkedIn profile www.linkedin.com/in/karendietz/ 


I hope you enjoy the show and get some ideas/insights. 


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