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Uri Hasson: Neuroscience of Storytelling Latest Research

Neuroscientist Uri Hasson researches the basis of human communication, and experiments from his lab reveal that even across different languages, our brain
Karen Dietz's insight:

Uri Hasson is the neuroscientist at Princeton University who several years ago did the research using MRIs showing the brain entrainment that happens between a storyteller and a listener.

 

This was breakthrough research into the neuroscience of storytelling. Now here is his latest TED talk where he shares his additional research on the topic.

 

Hasson talks about expanding the research beyond 1 storyteller to 1 listener to 1 storyteller to 5 listeners and what they discovered.

 

He also discusses more about the brain entrainment that happens, how meaning is created, and what happens when people from different cultures listen to the same story.

 

It's fascinating and you will want to take notes. In fact, you'll have to go slowly through the video because Hasson has a strong accent and it's sometimes hard to comprehend what he is saying. Kind of proving his points in a way.

 

So go grab this and bring it into your stash on the neuroscience of storytelling.

 

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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Technology Is Making Social Skills [i.e Storytelling] More Critical

Technology Is Making Social Skills [i.e Storytelling] More Critical | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Technical skills are easier to automate.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here's some handy new research reported in Harvard Business Review that points out how important social skills are to your personal bottom line. And storytelling skills are front and center because it's your highest leverage point in building relationships, rapport, trust, credibility, believability, and meaningful interactions. 


Storytelling builds skills in deep listening, improvisation, design, focus, empathy, influence, impact, and the like. It's a gateway to creativity, innovation, and flow states that generate higher productivity and greater well-being.


What I like about the report is that the research documents how much social skills will affect your ability to generate more income. This income generation is not about transactional storytelling (tell me a story and I'll buy your product), but about relational storytelling (sharing stories for connection and the ability to get work done through people).


I'm chalking this research up to another example of storytelling ROI. This is a good read which I'm sure you'll enjoy. Now get working on your storytelling skills!


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

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farah jadhavji's curator insight, September 1, 2015 1:44 AM

Yet another reason why technology is a problem but of course we can't even imagine life without it. I too believe that social skills are becoming way more important than they used to be. I just started my first retail job and it completely changed the way I talked to people for the better. Now I have more job opportunities!

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Look up, Connect and Share A Story--video

My daughter shared this emotionally powerful video with me, and it made me reflect on how we as salespeople waste so much time in sales cycles, because we're...
Karen Dietz's insight:

The other night my husband Tim and I were out to dinner. At the table next to us was a teenage boy with his mom and dad. The kid was totally engaged in his meal and having a good time gobbling up the food. No phone or iPad for him!


His parents though? They spent the entire meal on their phones checking email and texting. They never once said a word to their son. You could tell the boy was used to it and was entertaining himself in their absence. Tim and I just shook our heads.


If ever there was a strong case for putting down the phone and connecting with others -- and swapping stories back and forth -- it's this video. I loved it and it really got me thinking. I think you will enjoy it too. It's a great reminder to stop, talk, and share stories.


It's OK if I'm not tethered to my cell. When work is done I can ignore it and my iPad to share the story of my day with my husband -- and listen to his in return :)


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

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5 Storytelling Techniques For Business Liftoff

5 Storytelling Techniques For Business Liftoff | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Cross-posted from Ishmael’s Corner By Lou Hoffman Storytelling is the new “black” when it comes to business communications. To understand the plight of storytelling, consider READ MORE...
Karen Dietz's insight:

Colleague Lou Hoffman, who specializes in the PR and corporate communications world, has written a great post about the actual practice of using storytelling in the real world.


Hoffman puts the frequency of telling actual stories in business communications at only about 10% -- and he suggests that number is high. That's why he and his company use the framework of storytelling techniques in corporate communications so storytelling can be applied in a more meaningful way in business.


Makes sense to me. And it probably will to you, too. This a great way to put all the storytelling hype into perspective, and Hoffman offers concrete examples of how 5 techniques can assist your business. 


Have a great week and story on!


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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Women Leadership Summit 2015

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Karen Dietz's insight:

I had a fabulous opportunity, and time, speaking at the Women's Leadership online Summit on Tuesday and you can still listen to the recording. Trish Sadar interviewed me for 30 minutes on essential story skills leaders must have in order to nail their communications.


In fact, you can still participate in the entire summit -- for free!. Here's the info:


Want more advice on how to accelerate your leadership success?

 

If you're ready to learn incredible new skills to take your corporate job to the next level faster, and want to unlock the power of you so you can finally stand up and claim that executive position, check out this FREE "Women Leadership Summit for Emerging Leaders 2015 Unlock the Power of You" telesummit!

 

Join 21 influential women who are at the height of their game for 11 days of lessons, advice, and expert strategies on how to build your confidence and communication skills, overcome obstacles, and advance your career fast!

 

 Click here to sign up for FREE now!

 

http://www.womenleadershipsummit.net/


See you there!

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Developing Your Storytelling Strategy: 4 Essential Questions

Developing Your Storytelling Strategy: 4 Essential Questions | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Ask yourself what you want to achieve, who can help you, how you can reach your audience, and what appeals to them.
Karen Dietz's insight:

I like this post by Paul VanDeCarr because it makes some really good points about why you would even want to tell a particular business story.


To truly harness the power of storytelling, it's best to have a well-thought out plan and strategy before you get too far down the road.


This article poses 4 questions to help you determine your strategy. And the example used is a good one. Even better is a "Smart Chart" tool to download to help you create your story communication strategy. We always like free tools!


I hope this post proves helpful to you and enjoy the rest of the week.


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

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