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How To Develop Your Signature Voice -- For Better Storytelling

How To Develop Your Signature Voice -- For Better Storytelling | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
People are drawn to and influenced by leaders who communicate authentically, easily and effectively. How do you become one of these leaders?

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 23, 2013 9:26 PM

Here is a 60 minute podcast that is really great. I like how the speakers speak slowly but not too slow that you are bored. And the presentation isn't too fast that you are scrambling to take notes.


I curated this because all of us need to develop our signature voice. When you are authentically sharing your stories and connecting with your audience, that is what you are doing -- conveying your signature voice. This is distinct to you.


But what I really like about this podcast is that it focuses on your voice and how to develop it. In addition to the presenters defining 'signature voice', they also define executive presence, debunk a few myths about presence and leadership (like one size fits all), and they talk about specific communication strategies to develop your signature voice.


Better yet, the presenters (Amy Jen Su and Muriel Wilkins) give examples. Yahoo!


And what strikes me as I listed to this is that in coaching leaders in storytelling, we cover all that the presenters go over. Which means that every business, in mastering storytelling, is also mastering leadership and executive presence. And this is a good thing!


This podcast and accompanying slides -- even though they never mention storytelling -- is chock full of great info and tips that you will be able to put into practice. You will be a better storyteller and a better leader!


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

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What Leaders Should Learn from Fiction Writers

What Leaders Should Learn from Fiction Writers | Online Creative Social Mobile Writing, Storytelling | Scoop.it
Managing employees has a lot more in common with the way writers develop fiction characters than you might have thought.

 

Now here's an interesting article! Basically it encourages leaders to ask the same questions regarding their employees as writers do when developing characters.

 

Why? Because employee engagement is at an all-time low according to the articles I regularly scan. Perhaps following the advice here will help leaders connect.

 

What's the best way to connect with staff? Through conversational story sharing.

 

Don't you just love cross-fertilization?!

 

Anyway, the article makes great points about reflecting on employee wants, obstacles, and what the leaders's role is in helping them.

 

And of course, the critical skills of listening, and then coaching.

 

Reflection, and both the asking of questions and listening, requires leaders take time out for all three -- and that is tough to do, no question. But if you can, you may be amazed with the results!


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Karen Dietz's comment, April 12, 2012 10:05 AM
Thank you Heiko for re-scooping this! I like the content you put together :)