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Slam Rules & Storytelling Tips | Scranton StorySlam

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The Scranton StorySlam is a unique storytelling competition at which ten storytellers each share a true, five-minute, personal story inspired by the evening’s theme. Stories are told without notes, allowing the storytellers to connect with the audience in a spontaneous and authentic way.

 

If you're interested in starting up a storytelling night in your area, this is a good site to check out.  On this page, Scranton has compiled what they've learned at previous StorySlams and from various other storytelling organizations.

 

They have also provided a list of storyslams in other cities.


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Do These 5 Emotionally Intelligent Things Within 5 Minutes Of Meeting Someone

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Being instantly likable isn’t rocket science, but this checklist takes practice to master in the short space of a first impression.


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Teddy Roosevelt’s Arena | Design Luck

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The speech was given a year after his Presidency. It would be his most memorable one.
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3 Public Speaking Tips to Catapult Your Business to Success

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Public Speaking tips to reduce your level of anxiety and to help you extend your reach and promote your business with impact.
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7 words you need to avoid in cover letters

7 words you need to avoid in cover letters | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Writing cover letters is usually the most difficult part of applying for a job. These are the words you need to delete from your cover letter ASAP.
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Here’s Why Eye Contact Is So Awkward for Some People

Here’s Why Eye Contact Is So Awkward for Some People | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Certain personality traits (like neuroticism) and conditions (like autism and PTSD) can turn one person’s friendly gaze into another’s excruciating stare.
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Why ‘well done’ shouldn’t have to be the hardest words

Why ‘well done’ shouldn’t have to be the hardest words | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Never mind the difficulties of giving negative feedback – managers are having a hard enough time providing upbeat comments to their staff. They could be missing a trick

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Body-Language Mistakes Successful People Never Make

Body-Language Mistakes Successful People Never Make | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Body language plays a crucial role in our daily lives, whether we know it or not.

From casual interactions with strangers to more formal exchanges with colleagues; we can reveal to people what we’re all about (or not about) with just a few simple gestures.

For confident and successful people, positive body language tends to be part of their make-up but for others, a bit of gentle reminding may be required.

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27 Ways the Business Communication Course Can Help Your Students

27 Ways the Business Communication Course Can Help Your Students | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

In your class you’ll probably be emphasizing the long-term value of the business communication course to your students. Here’s our list of 27 ways communication skills can help students in their personal and professional lives.


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Here are the 27 ways:

  • Succeeding in other college courses. From writing research papers to making presentations, the skills developed in the business communication course can help with virtually every other course students take.
  • Landing the best available job. The job-search process is essentially an interconnected set of business communication projects using a variety of media and interpersonal communication skills. It’s a great opportunity for students to put their finely tuned skills to work.
  • Positioning oneself for promotional opportunities. The managers who make promotional decisions like to keep an eye on up-and-coming talent, and communication skills play a critical role in how those employees perform and how they are perceived by colleagues, customers, and influential executives . . .

 

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4 Business Networking Tips From Dale Carnegie - Elle Kaplan

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Networking is crucial for your success - use these timeless business networking tips from Dale Carnegie to become a master networker in no time.
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Less Awkward, More Productive: 8 Tips and Tricks for Networking Events

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Have you ever found yourself at a networking event where everybody in the room seems to be talking and connecting but you? Your heels hurt while you’re standing in line at the bar and your stomach is…
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Eliminate These 23 Habits for Quickly Improving Writing [Infographic]

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From Global English Editing comes an infographic for quickly improving writing skills by eliminating the use of 23 common words and phrases.

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The Power of Storytelling

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Stories are an integral part to communicating effectively with your employees. A great story goes a long way, because it’s memorable and creates connections.
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Remember, like any good communication, stories should have a purpose and tie directly to the end result you’re trying to achieve.
 
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8 Apps That Can Fix All Of Your Public Speaking Problems

8 Apps That Can Fix All Of Your Public Speaking Problems | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
From using too many filler words to forgetting what you were going to say, these apps can help make you a better public speaker.
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The Only 8 Ways to Start Your Presentation

The Only 8 Ways to Start Your Presentation | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
These 8 great presentation hooks get audiences on the edge of their seats and give them a sense of what’s coming.

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I HAVE BEEN THINKING A LOT ABOUT THE NEED TO CHANGE MY POWER POINTS AND THIS IS HELPFUL. YOU?
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Stop with agendas , introductions and data to open a  meeting  


that can come later ... hook them early and here's how 

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Please! No more Icebreakers: 5 Ways to Get a Group Connected Without Icebreakers

Please! No more Icebreakers: 5 Ways to Get a Group Connected Without Icebreakers | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

"I want to affirm that getting people connected at the beginning of a meeting is essential for creating an openness and willingness to challenge. Peter Block has influenced my thinking on this issue. He always says, “Connection before Content.” If a group is going to concentrate on a difficult issue, they need to learn who others are, the skills they bring, the experience they represent, and the values they hold. Stasser, who studies group performance, notes, “Group performance increases when everyone in a group is aware of each other member’s expertise.” But unfortunately, icebreakers, like those I’ve listed above, don’t accomplish that that goal.

"Happily there are alternatives to icebreakers that effectively build connections between members of a group. I will suggest five that I use, but first I want to share my rules of thumb for designing an activity that creates connection, because the rules of thumb are much more important than the specific activity you choose."

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 17, 1:56 PM
I am not a big fan of icebreakers. The article suggests to "connect" in a group, form community, activities have to be well-thought out. What is the gathering about? What does the group want to accomplish?
Paulette Dotson's curator insight, July 18, 2:29 PM
You must remember as a younger person those awful icebreakers at camp, school etc.  There are other options to help build connections in groups.
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Unlock the Power of Storytelling [Infographic] – Gagen MacDonald

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Learn how to unlock the power of storytelling within your organization.

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Write Now! - Ray Access

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If you’re like the millions of people who break out in a sweat just at the thought of writing blogs, chill out. You’re not alone. Here's some advice.
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Top tips for effective networking

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From connecting emotionally to understanding your end goal, here are seven ways to make the most of your networking


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How to Optimally Answer, 'What Do You Do?'

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How to Optimally Answer, 'What Do You Do?'

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How to Write a Thank-You Note That Gets You the Job

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"In today's job market, sending a post-interview thank you note can mean the difference between landing the job and being completely overlooked."



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"More than half of job seekers never send a thank-you note, according to Wendy Enelow, founder and president of Career Thought Leaders. And as Business Insider's executive managing editor Jessica Liebman says, this is the No. 1 mistake people she interviews make."

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We Analyzed 100 Million Headlines. Here’s What We Learned (New Research)

We Analyzed 100 Million Headlines. Here’s What We Learned (New Research) | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it

It is difficult to overstate the importance of headlines. A good headline can entice and engage your audience to click, to read, and to share your content. In many cases headlines are the thing that is shared rather than the article. So you knew that. But do you know what makes an engaging headline?

To help answer this question we analyzed 100 million article headlines. We have set out below our findings from the research including the:Cox

- Headline phrases that drive most engagement on Facebook
- Worst performing headline phrases on Facebook
- Most effective phrases that start or end headlines
- Optimum number of words and characters to use in a headline
- Most impactful numbers to use in headlines
- Most engaging Twitter headline phrases
- Differences between B2C and B2B headlines.


While there is no magic formula for creating a viral or popular headline, there are many lessons we can learn to improve our content engagement. We shared our findings with a number of content experts to reflect on the implications of the research for writers. We have included their expert thoughts and advice at the end of this post. We have also included a section on how you can analyze headlines yourself using BuzzSumo.


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Got headlines? Get better ones with this research from BuzzSumo.

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- Headline phrases that drive most engagement on Facebook
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How to Network: 12 Tips for Shy People

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Shy guys and gals can master the skill of networking if they apply these 12 common-sense tips in social situations.

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9 Ways to Get Better at Writing – Personal Growth – Medium

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Writing well is hard. Very hard. There are no short-cuts or “hacks.” The only way to improve is through practice. Even so, there are a handful of principles that can help speed up the process. Even…
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Bad boss or bad behavior? What happens when feedback falls short. | Relate by Zendesk

Bad boss or bad behavior? What happens when feedback falls short. | Relate by Zendesk | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it




Feedback is not easy to give. It's actually much harder to give bad feedback. In the first of a Radical Candor series, we look at manipulative sincerity.


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Toxic bosses seem to have a blind spot when it comes to their impact on others. Not only are the immune to feedback from subordinates, they are frequently incapable of providing feedback in a positive fashion.
 
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3 Powerful Steps to Becoming a Better Presenter and Public Speaker

3 Powerful Steps to Becoming a Better Presenter and Public Speaker | Growing To Be A Better Communicator | Scoop.it
Do you sometimes wonder what it would take for you to become a more confident presenter and public speaker? These 3 powerful steps will help you,
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