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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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Are You a Strong Leader? Answer These 3 Questions and Find Out

Are You a Strong Leader? Answer These 3 Questions and Find Out | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

When I looked at the data, I learned that the feedback sandwich doesn’t taste as good as it looks.


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David Hain's curator insight, Today, 4:06 AM

Very limited growth without feedback - but not all feedback is created equal. Here's how to do it, via @AdamMGrant!

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Giving feedback is an art and a science.

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This Surprisingly Simple Trick Can Make You A Better Listener

This Surprisingly Simple Trick Can Make You A Better Listener | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
In general, people don't really want advice even when they ask for it. They just want to feel heard.
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A Manager's Poor Feedback Delivery May Be Hazardous to a Team's Health

A Manager's Poor Feedback Delivery May Be Hazardous to a Team's Health | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Your well intended but poorly delivered feedback may be damaging performance on your team. It is time to get some feedback on your feedback skills?
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7 ways to do a TED worthy conference speech - Ginger Public Speaking

7 ways to do a TED worthy conference speech - Ginger Public Speaking | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
So what can you learn from TED, even if you feel that your industry is a million miles away from the gloss and idealism of high-tech TED?
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How To Graciously Accept A Compliment

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Being able to receive praise graciously increases the chances that more compliments will come your way in the future.
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Three Powerful Ways To Use Dialogue In Your Next Presentation

Three Powerful Ways To Use Dialogue In Your Next Presentation | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Let these TED Talk heavy hitters show you how it's done.
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Seth's Blog: Processing feedback

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This is one of the most important untaught skills available to each of us. Three times in a row, a salesperson is rejected by one prospect after another.
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Use These 10 Words And Phrases To Motivate Yourself And Others

Use These 10 Words And Phrases To Motivate Yourself And Others | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
"If," "choose to," "because": There may be a hidden power behind our most common expressions, if you just know ho
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donhornsby's curator insight, April 18, 8:30 AM
A great list of words and phrases that you need to begin using today! And some you need to stop using too!

(From the article): "When collaborating with others — especially when designers and programmers are part of the mix — watch out for these," he writes. "Be careful when you use them, be careful when you hear them. They can really get you into trouble."
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5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

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A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.
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7 Presentation Tips You Can Learn from World Leaders

Learn some simple rules of successful presentations. perhaps it’s not as easy as that, but certainly we can do better by following these 7 presentation tips.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 11, 10:06 AM

Great slide presentation which can be used with students not only as a presentation example but also to talk about great historical figures.

Thanks for the suggestion to SketchBubble.

Jim Price's curator insight, April 13, 1:58 PM
'Simple rules' for effective presentations - making the complex simple perhaps?! (PS - I've just published something which recommends 7 'simple rules' too ... perhaps '7' is the new '3'...?)
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How Stories Last: Neil Gaiman Interview on Storytelling

How Stories Last: Neil Gaiman Interview on Storytelling | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
"Stories ... are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance."

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 11, 10:50 AM

It's Monday and I'm staring at a calendar full of to-dos. I'm sure you are in the same boat. So imagine my delight when I came across this article. I found it so inspirational that I know it will power me through the entire week as I keep knocking off items on my task list.

 

It's an interview with fiction author Neil Gaiman, he says stories are alive and outlive the oldest trees on earth by a millenia (think fairy tales or epic poems that continue to be retold in today's modern cinema).

 

That's just a teaser. There are lots of thoughts he shares about storytelling that will have you go "wow". Enjoy this piece, savor its wisdom and inspiration, and have an absolutely fabulous week.

 

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

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Being a Business Storyteller: The Four Truths

Being a Business Storyteller: The Four Truths | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
The stories that move and captivate people are those that are true to the teller, the audience, the moment, and the mission.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 7, 11:09 AM

Here's an article that shares the 4 truths of storytelling that every leader, entrepreneur, or business storyteller needs to practice.

 

Plus, I love the story that is shared in the beginning that sets the whole tone and reason for the topic. It's a thorough piece tackling some of the misconceptions of business storytelling, and how to think straight about it.

 

I know you will enjoy this piece, and take away some great insights that will either help you personally on your storytelling journey, or help you share the importance of business storytelling with others.

 

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

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TED's secret to great public speaking

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There's no single formula for a great talk, but there is a secret ingredient that all the best ones have in common. TED Curator Chris Anderson shares this secret -- along with four ways to make it work for you. Do you have what it takes to share an idea worth spreading?

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How To Master The Art Of The Pause In Public Speaking

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A well-placed pause can grab your audience's attention. Here are three ways to deploy one.
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Four Quick Tips For Speaking More Confidently

Business speaking isn't about being flashy. It's about being poised, balanced, and relevant.
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5 Common Blunders We Make While Public Speaking, And How To Correct Them

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The same mistakes are common in public speaking, but they are easier to correct than you may think.
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Four Scientifically Proven Habits Of Powerful Presenters

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There's no shortage of speaking tips out there, but scientists are now figuring out how best to combine them.
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How To Subtly Encourage Your Colleagues To Be More Confident

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Are your coworkers self-sabotaging? Here's how to help them help themselves.
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Leadership: For God's sake... Just Shut up !

Leadership: For God's sake... Just Shut up ! | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Sometimes Silence is the loudest statement


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 20, 1:07 PM
Whether it is spoken, written, or electronically conveyed, less is often better in sharing what one thinks. The best leaders listen and find themselves being quiet.
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The price of poor listening

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Hearing and understanding someone else's point of view is a learned skill that requires effort. But it's one we all need to make. Because poor listening leads to misunderstandings, errors, bad decisions, loss of team cohesion and costly mistakes.
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The Secrets of Storytelling: 11 Ingredients for Better Videos

The Secrets of Storytelling: 11 Ingredients for Better Videos | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Why do we find stories so engaging? Why do tall tales stand clear and vibrant in our memories when facts and figures have long since faded?

Maybe it’s because stories have been the backbone of humanity from day one. But how do you craft a story? Is there a formula? A concrete set of steps?

In this post, I’m going to answer those questions by sharing the eleven essential ingredients you need to tell irresistible stories with video.

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How effective communication can improve your team's health | @SmartBrief

How effective communication can improve your team's health | @SmartBrief | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Employee well-being is vital to any business. It’s a complex matter, but we can all start with the basics of good communication.

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Presentation Design: 15 Ways to Deliver the Perfect Message

Presentation Design: 15 Ways to Deliver the Perfect Message | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Keep your audience engaged with these simple presentation tips and tricks.
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The Neuroscience of Storytelling 

The Neuroscience of Storytelling  | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

Great storytelling is an integral part of leadership. Steve Jobs may have been criticized for some elements of his leadership style, but he was able to get his team to believe in the vision he saw. To get your team on board and impassioned about your vision, you need to tell a story they believe in.

Here is how the neuroscience of storytelling works.


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