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6 Tips for Building a Culture of Storytelling At Your Nonprofit | Amanda Hirsch

6 Tips for Building a Culture of Storytelling At Your Nonprofit | Amanda Hirsch | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

"We’re all storytellers. Some of us are more intentional about the stories we tell, or more artful, but at the end of the day, we all tell stories through what we say and what we do. This is true not just for individuals but also for organizations. If everyone you hire is from one demographic… that’s part of your story. If you actively collaborate with partners, or prefer to work in isolation… again, that’s part of your story, as much as any social media promotion or the About page of your website."

 

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Get your house in orderBe mindfulFind the influencersGet out of your silosListen - and reflect backRecruit ambassadors
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Presenting to Millennials | Improve Presentation

Presenting to Millennials | Improve Presentation | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
One of the most challenging things about interacting with Millennials, is making them interested in what you have to present to them.
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4 Ways Not Reading Fiction is Killing Your Productivity

4 Ways Not Reading Fiction is Killing Your Productivity | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
It may sound unreasonable to suggest adding more to your schedule -- reading novels and short stories -- could improve your productivity, but you're missing a wonderful opportunity for improvement if literature is not part of your life.
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7 ways to use an elevator pitch

7 ways to use an elevator pitch | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
7 places an elevator pitch can be used to help you win new business.
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How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch

How to Perfect Your Elevator Pitch | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Picture this: You step into your company's elevator and just as the doors begin to slide shut, the CEO steps inside—and on that 20-second ride to the fifth floor, she wants to know all about...
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Brush Up On Your People Skills, Read a Novel

Brush Up On Your People Skills, Read a Novel | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
“I never read fiction,” is a point of pride for many people, along the lines of “I never watch TV.” The implication is that nonfiction is a higher calling, that fiction is a frivolous pastime while nonfiction is a serious education. This has...
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Are storytelling techniques the new social lubricant?

Are storytelling techniques the new social lubricant? | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Is alcohol our ultimate social lubricant? Can we interact without it? Raf Stevens says yes, with the right storytelling techniques. Find out more here:
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Why Building Mystery Can Help Your Business

Why Building Mystery Can Help Your Business | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Despite living in a hyper-connected age, a sense of mystery is more important than ever. Businesses are now tapping into this trend.
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8 questions to guarantee a bulletproof PR plan

8 questions to guarantee a bulletproof PR plan | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Now more than ever, PR professionals have to deal with an array of variables when they launch a campaign. Even so, taking these precautions can make your plan nigh-invulnerable.
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Your Guide To Communicating With Upper Management

Your Guide To Communicating With Upper Management | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Getting what you want from high-level supervisors is tricky, but you can boost your odds with these tactics.
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5 quotes that highlight the power of storytelling

5 quotes that highlight the power of storytelling | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
These sayings from various narrative experts can inspire you in your brand journalism and content marketing efforts.
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How to Tell a Great Story - The Art of Charm

How to Tell a Great Story - The Art of Charm | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Knowing how to tell a great story is something everyone can learn to do. Here's how to harness your inner storyteller and be the life of any conversation!
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New Leader Tuesday—Learning from Your Communication Mistakes | Management Excellence by Art Petty

New Leader Tuesday—Learning from Your Communication Mistakes | Management Excellence by Art Petty | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Your ability to communicate with others…to appeal to their hearts and minds and engage their energy in pursuit of common goals is what your role is all about.
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5 simple ways to improve your business stories

5 simple ways to improve your business stories | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Good business storytelling doesn't have to be difficult or complicated. Here is a handy checklist with 5 easy ways to improve your business stories.
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The Storytelling Secrets of 'This American Life' and Other Top Radio Programs

The Storytelling Secrets of 'This American Life' and Other Top Radio Programs | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

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Jessica Abel:  "What makes narrative podcasts and radio shows so good, and so popular?"

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What to Do When Your Execs Are Terrible Public Speakers

What to Do When Your Execs Are Terrible Public Speakers | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
We've got a comedy troupe's foolproof plan for helping execs get their corporate messages across, engage attendees, and maintain the energy of the meeting you've worked so long and hard to plan.
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Elevator pitch: Some dos and don'ts (Infographic)

Elevator pitch: Some dos and don'ts (Infographic) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Imagine meeting a potential customer in an elevator. What would you tell them in less than 30 seconds? A great elevator pitch requires conciseness and practice.
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7 Essentials for an Elevator Pitch That Gets People to Listen

7 Essentials for an Elevator Pitch That Gets People to Listen | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Brevity is the soul of wit and about all the typical attention span will tolerate.
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26 Insecurity Signals And The Simple Behavior Changes To Fix Them

26 Insecurity Signals And The Simple Behavior Changes To Fix Them | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
There are lots of body language signals that tell others you aren't totally confident, but they're surprisingly easy to spot and correct.
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5 Creative Principles for Remarkable Presentations

Every time I ask the question “what’s the most difficult part of writing a speech?” the answer is always the same. STARTING. Writing a presentation is inherent…

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A beautiful presentation with carefully selected visuals about the most important principles in designing presentations.

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Love the tips from slide #23

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A very creative design and useful presentation tips.

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New Platform Helps Women Entrepreneurs Master The Art Of The Pitch

New Platform Helps Women Entrepreneurs Master The Art Of The Pitch | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
SheKnows Media is launching The Pitch, an audience-voted video series featuring female founders hoping to launch their businesses.
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Why you should talk to your employees first in a crisis

Why you should talk to your employees first in a crisis | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
To use a musical analogy, 'Show the band your music before raising the curtain.'
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Words Matter: 3 Words To Avoid When Consulting With Subject Matter Experts - eLearning Industry

Words Matter: 3 Words To Avoid When Consulting With Subject Matter Experts - eLearning Industry | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Do you know that words matter? Check 3 words to avoid when Consulting With Subject Matter Experts.
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5 reasons your CEO should be blogging

5 reasons your CEO should be blogging | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Not only can blogging do wonders for a brand — both corporate and personal — it can also help make communicating easier when a crisis arises.
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Why "Being A Good Listener" Is Holding You Back

Why "Being A Good Listener" Is Holding You Back | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
We've been taught since preschool to be good listeners, but really connecting with others takes a good deal more.
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10 Phrases to Drop from Your Vocabulary

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Researchers believe that the earliest spoken language was Mayan, which was around 7,000 years ago. Imagine, in 70 centuries, we’ve progressed to, “... and I was like, really?
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