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Why Leaders Need Good Storytelling Skills - Part 1

Why Leaders Need Good Storytelling Skills - Part 1 | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
Chapter 1 from the upcoming book, Putting Stories to Work by Shawn Callahan. Find out where storytelling skills can really make a difference.

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Jim Signorelli,Story-Lab's curator insight, February 9, 7:21 PM

This is Chapter 1 from the soon-to-be released book, Putting Stories To Work, written by my colleague Shawn Callahan. 


There are a number of books on the subject of storytelling for leaders, but few that provide both theory and practice.  Shawn's book is  the exception.  It is replete with scientific evidence as well as practical advice on why and how oral storytelling is the best tool for motivating, inspiring and influencing others. Whether you are leading a large company, managing a small team, or you are in sales of any kind, if your success depends on your skills as a communicator, this is a "must read." 


The book will be available soon both in hardback and ebook form.  In the meantime you can get a peek under the tent of what I'm certain will become the seminal work on oral storytelling for business.  


This article was curated by Jim Signorelli, President and Founder of Story-Lab, conducting storytelling for business workshops throughout the U.S. 

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Wharton spotlights storytelling as leadership tool

Wharton spotlights storytelling as leadership tool | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
On Friday, Wharton Leadership Ventures hosted an event that taught undergraduates how to use storytelling to develop their leadership abilities.

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Having worked with postgrads and corporate and community leaders, I know how important storytelling is to leadership. Read the article then explore further: Steve Denning, Kathy Klotz-Guest, Karen Dietz, Michael Magolis, Lisa Bloom for a start. Need some story coaching? Come to www.michaelwilliamsstorycoaching.com @MWStoryCoach.

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Kathy Klotz-Guest's curator insight, January 1, 1:42 PM
This short article is a great reminder that storytelling is critical for leadership. I'd say it's *the* most critical leadership skill today. If you can't inspire others with a story, it's hard to influence no matter what organization or industry you are in. Part of why I like this article is for the recommended exercise at the end: map out the highs and lows of your life story. Use these points as inflection points for how you might inspire and motivate others. Leadership means creating a vision that people can grab onto. This is a great way to start thinking about your life in just that way. Happy New Year!

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This review was written by Kathy Klotz-Guest for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Kathy, MA, MBA, is founder of Keeping it Human (www.keepingithuman.com),whose mission is to help organizations create better stories, content, and products through great storytelling. She leads workshops on business storytelling and idea generation for organizations, executives and teams. Follow Kathy on Twitter: @kathyklotzguest
Krista Finstad-Milion's curator insight, January 4, 7:33 AM

I also use story telling in ICN's Executive MBA programme as it encourages peer-to-peer learning about deep messages learned by way of change management efforts.

 

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3 Simple Ways to Start Your Story - Get Storied

3 Simple Ways to Start Your Story - Get Storied | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
How does a great story start? Do you begin with where you're going, or where you came from? These 3 phrases are simple ways to start your story.
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Story evangelist and founder of GetStoried.com and StoryU Michael Margolis offers six great "kick-off phrases" to get you started with your story. But they're not simply mechanical devices but invitations to dive deeper into the meaning of your story and connect with your audience.

 

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7 Tips for Storytelling That Dazzles Audiences - Entrepreneur

7 Tips for Storytelling That Dazzles Audiences - Entrepreneur | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
Why do ancient myths resonate today but quarterly sales reports are forgotten tomorrow? We'll explain with a story.
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Thai Nguyen addresses some fundamental reasons why storytelling should part of every entrepreneur's repertoire of communication skills. Easy to read, remember, and put into practice.

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The Art of Ordinary Life: Why storytelling nights are suddenly everywhere - Soapbox Cincinnati

The Art of Ordinary Life: Why storytelling nights are suddenly everywhere - Soapbox Cincinnati | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
Storytelling nights grow in popularity in cities across the U.S., including Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh and Chicago.
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It seems everyone is a storyteller. Or are more and more people needing to share their experiences on stage? Is this attention-getting storytelling or something more important? You decide.

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The Eight Principles of Inspiring Storytelling - Iliyana's Blog

The Eight Principles of Inspiring Storytelling - Iliyana's Blog | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
Whether for a presentation, a speech or your next social media posts, there are eight core principles you should follow to create inspiring storytelling.
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Using Emma Watson's recent speech at the U.N., media blogger Iliyana Stareva outlines the 8 core principles of inspired storytelling.

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Moments To Remember: Crafting Your Founding Story

Moments To Remember: Crafting Your Founding Story | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
One of our investors Robert Siegel always tells me, “Startups are the best and worst time of your life. What they don’t tell you is that those moments are 24 hours apart.” Every time I catch up with Robert I’m at a different point on the emotional roller coaster that all founders ride: unbelievable highs coupled with gut-wrenching lows. Whether you like [...]

Via Karen Dietz
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Forbes magazine is a great place to find articles on storytelling and first-class presentations. Knowing and being able to share your organisation's founding story is fundamental to creating a compelling leadership narrative.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 1, 2014 1:07 PM

One of the first stories I tackle when working with clients is the Founding Story. You know -- the story of how the business got started, the challenges it was facing, the difference it was focused on making in the world.


That takes some work, so here author Kyle Wong has given us some more ideas for how to bring this story out into the world. He does so by reminding us there are other "firsts" to also explore:

  1. Your first check
  2. Your first 'rock-bottom' moment
  3. Your first hire



Wong discusses more about these and adds one more to the list above. Enjoy this article and the process of crafting or polishing your Founding Story.


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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Presentation Zen: 10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder

Presentation Zen: 10 Storytelling tips from Billy Wilder | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
Billy Wilder (1906–2002) was the first person to win an Academy Award as producer, director and screenwriter for the same film. The film The Apartment (1960) stared Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray and is certainly in my top-10...
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Billy Wilder was a great storyteller and it's always worthwhile to listen to what the "greats" have to say about their art. Whether your a film-maker, scriptwriter, or oral storyteller, there are plenty of tips here to reflect on. Thanks to the folks at Presentation Zen for this one.

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Presentation Skills: How To Deliver A TED Talk: Secrets Of The World’s Most Inspiring Presentations : Powerpoint Presentation Skills

Presentation Skills: How To Deliver A TED Talk: Secrets Of The World’s Most Inspiring Presentations : Powerpoint Presentation Skills | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
Presentation Skills: Presentation Skills: How To Deliver A TED Talk: Secrets Of The World's Most Inspiring... http://t.co/z2xIvTvazi
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These TED talks are great places to watch how great stories can be told while at the same time using PowerPoint. The story is the thing!

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How Digital Media Has Changed the Art of Storytelling [Infographic] - SocialTimes

How Digital Media Has Changed the Art of Storytelling [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
The art of storytelling is a craft that remains at the heart of digital media.
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Hopefully, you'll find this graphic approach to storytelling in digital media helpful. As a film-maker myself, I know how important it is to get the story right. If there's not a story at the heart of your video or film, you're not going to hold your audience.

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Want Innovation? It Starts With Stories

Want Innovation? It Starts With Stories | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
Innovation is taking what is not true in the present and making it the true in the future.

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Every great vision begins with a story, a story others can tell and tell again and again.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 1, 2014 12:52 PM

Oh, what a great article this is! Written by Henry Doss for Fortune magazine, he has solidly made the case for the link between innovation and storytelling.


The inability to innovate drives companies into the ground. There are lots of barriers to innovation in many companies -- and it's usually a combination of mindset and outmoded systems. Storytelling won't fix the systems, but it will fix the mindset.


So how does Doss make his case? Here are a few quotes he shares:


Likewise, companies are not born to innovation, countries are not by nature innovative, and economic regions don't just become innovative by pumping resources into them.  They can only be created, or re-created, as innovative inside of an innovation narrative.


And Plato told us that “those who tell the stories rule society.”  Play with his words just a bit and you get:  “Those who tell stories of innovation create innovative societies.”  


I hope these wet your appetite to gain all of the author's insights into the link between storytelling and innovation. There are several other quotes from this article I'll be citing in my work.


I am keeping this article handy so I can use it with clients. Once you read the article, you might want to do the same.


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

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 2, 2014 5:08 AM

Admittedly, it's great...:-)))

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Karen Chace - Catch the Story Bug!

Karen Chace - Catch the Story Bug! | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
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Karen's site is full of goodies. Worth exploring for stories and storytelling tips & techniques. It's worth you time checking it out.

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Storyteller Diane Ferlatte/Keys to the Kingdom - YouTube

Clip of African American folktale by storyteller Diane Ferlatte at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN,
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Award-winning storyteller Diane Ferlatte sharing an African-American folktale. Watch her and learn! Wonderful use of voice, eyes, facial and hand gestures and more.

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Latest Research: 5 Data-Based Storytelling Trends

Latest Research: 5 Data-Based Storytelling Trends | Story Coaching | Scoop.it

Brand Management - Get the scoop on what makes for compelling brand stories, and check out new data on referrals, social media, and sponsored content.


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 22, 2015 1:04 PM
  • Got issues/questions with data storytelling? 
  • Not sure why to do it?
  • Afraid of revealing too much info?
  • Confused about how to do it?


Then this post is for you. Written by Ioana Pelehatai  for MarketingProfs, the author tackles the resistance to data storytelling, what the research tells us about the effectiveness of data storytelling, and the sweet spot between data and emotion.


She repeatedly says throughout the post how most people/marketers/companies are ineffective in their efforts to merge data with storytelling. I agree wholeheartedly. 


I disagree when Pelehatai suggests getting help from sociologists or trained statisticians. Hello......how about getting help from trained business storytellers??!! 


In my book written with Lori Silverman, Business Storytelling For Dummies ,we devote an entire chapter on how to do data storytelling well (Chapter 8). Plus I've curated several great articles on how to improve data storytelling skills.


Dig in here for the latest research and Pelehatai's take on data storytelling. Let's beef up our skills and get better at this in 2016!


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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Just Story It! Biz Storytelling

Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
Growing executive's impact, influence and income through the power of business storytelling                  www.juststoryit.com  619-235-0052
Michael Williams StoryCoaching's insight:

Check out Karen Dietz's library of storytelling resources, one of the most often visited online libraries by businesses who appreciate the power of story. Karen curates great material and always has some words of wisdom to offer.

 

Michael Williams, StoryCoach www.michaelwilliamsstorycoaching.com

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Storytelling: Overcoming What Makes Us Stop

UPDATE: Thanks for all your kind words guys! It's quite overwhelming to see this shared and retweeted all over! All sins typographic in nature have been amended,…

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We're all great at beginning, aren't we? But inevitably we run into a roadblock, get distracted or bored. Has this happened to your storytelling. All excited at the beginning but seem to have run out of steam? It happens to all of us. In this short video, Ira Glass offers some good advice to keep you going when the going gets tough.

 

Michael Williams, StoryCoach www.michaelwilliamsstorycoaching.com

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 19, 2015 12:45 PM

This American Life storyteller Ira Glass rocks, and here's a quick video with storytelling advice we rarely hear.


Sure, people have great enthusiasm to become great storytellers in their business, or as a leader, or to change the world. Yet becoming a great storyteller requires practice -- i.e. telling stories a lot.


Most people start practicing and then stop, never achieving their dreams. Why? Because of what Glass talks about in this quick video.


Watch this piece, pay attention, and don't stop practicing when you  hit this road bump.


Story on!


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

Karen Goldfarb Copywriter's curator insight, August 20, 2015 10:58 AM

Always loved this insight. It makes you feel a lot better about sucking at something new.

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10 Nearly Perfect Movies, And What They Teach Us About Storytelling - io9

10 Nearly Perfect Movies, And What They Teach Us About Storytelling - io9 | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
Maybe there's no such thing as a perfect movie. It's usually enough of a miracle that a movie gets made. But every once in a while, a movie manages to tell a great story without a brush stroke noticeably out of place.
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We can learn a lot from a variety of genres, including film. Great films are built on great storytelling.

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Storytelling for Social Change

Storytelling for Social Change | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
By Julia Sick (United States) Storytelling is an artistic form of expression—a tool we use to convey a moment or experience in a meaningful way. We use stories in our lives every day, yet less ofte...
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As a volunteer with ATD Fourth World in New York, Julia Sick has experienced first-hand the power of storytelling to empower those challenged by poverty. Read her story.

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The Power of Leaving Something Out: Storytelling

The Power of Leaving Something Out: Storytelling | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
Leave it incomplete so others can complete it.

Via Karen Dietz
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Great storytellers know that by leaving out a lot of unnecessary description, you engage your listener's imagination. "Suggest, don't tell." Give your audience the silence and space to engage with the story. If not, they become passive as you are doing all the imaginative work for them. This article gives some media examples of this in practice.

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Lydia Gracia's curator insight, October 2, 2014 2:15 PM

Une histoire à compléter par vos clients... ce n'est peut être pas la même mais c'est son expérience de vous!

Valerius Terapeuta Holistico's curator insight, October 3, 2014 10:29 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Alexis Niki's curator insight, October 3, 2014 10:41 AM

When telling a story for business or otherwise, what you leave out can be as important as what you put in.

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On Purpose - Aberdeen Leadership Forum

On Purpose - Aberdeen Leadership Forum | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
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The Aberdeen Leadership Forum is an opportunity to explore the potential of a narrative approach to leadership. Learn how to create a compelling leadership narrative underpinned by your values and principles. Begin your heroic journey today with the Aberdeen Leadership Forum.

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Beginning a Presentation: 8 Ways to Hook Your Audience

Beginning a Presentation: 8 Ways to Hook Your Audience | Story Coaching | Scoop.it

Via Karen Dietz
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Another useful set of 8 ways to grab your audience's attention at the beginning of a presentation. Again, story is the important thing. Thanks to Gavin McMahon for this.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 6, 2014 11:34 AM

Now here's a quick and handy resource for you -- 8 ways to grab your audience's attention when starting a presentation.


The beginnings of stories and presentations are not easy. You want to engage folks right away. Beginnings and endings are the places most folks get stuck with their storytelling. The ones presented here will definitely help you.


Now I will say, in conversational business storytelling where folks are swapping stories, simple beginnings are best: "It was 2003...." or "When I was working at..." or "One time when I was a project manager...." These 3 openings are based in time, in a location, or task. Choose one -- it's all you need to get started.


But for presentations we've got to get our game on. That means openings that grab attention.


Read this post and write down these ways to hook your audience -- because they work.


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

Miguel Paul Trijaud Calderón's curator insight, August 8, 2014 7:30 AM

How to start a presentation. 8 Tips from top TED talks.

JoAnn Salvisberg-Smith's comment, September 15, 2014 10:11 PM
Linking practical experience to theoretical concepts helps the audience remember because they get a 'visual' not just 'words'.
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From Story-Telling To Story-Doing: JWT's Weisberg - Beet.TV

From Story-Telling To Story-Doing: JWT's Weisberg - Beet.TV | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
From Story-Telling To Story-Doing: JWT's Weisberg
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“Storytelling is something everybody talks about in this space,” says JWT executive creative director Eric Weisberg. “I'm most empowered by story-doing and story-building.
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Award-winning creative director Eric Weisberg talks about storytelling and branding....putting story into action.

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Poster - 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling

Poster - 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling by PBJpublishing: These little pearls of wisdom were tweeted by storyboard artist Emma Coats. She wrote them herself but learned them at Pixar from her senior colleagues.
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I'm reminded that the motto at Pixar is "Story, story, story!" Emma Coats shares some memorable "rules" to help your storytelling.

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Moments To Remember: Crafting Your Founding Story

Moments To Remember: Crafting Your Founding Story | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
One of our investors Robert Siegel always tells me, “Startups are the best and worst time of your life. What they don’t tell you is that those moments are 24 hours apart.” Every time I catch up with Robert I’m at a different point on the emotional roller coaster that all founders ride: unbelievable highs coupled with gut-wrenching lows. Whether you like [...]

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 1, 2014 1:07 PM

One of the first stories I tackle when working with clients is the Founding Story. You know -- the story of how the business got started, the challenges it was facing, the difference it was focused on making in the world.


That takes some work, so here author Kyle Wong has given us some more ideas for how to bring this story out into the world. He does so by reminding us there are other "firsts" to also explore:

  1. Your first check
  2. Your first 'rock-bottom' moment
  3. Your first hire



Wong discusses more about these and adds one more to the list above. Enjoy this article and the process of crafting or polishing your Founding Story.


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

Michael Williams StoryCoaching's curator insight, August 8, 2014 5:35 AM

Forbes magazine is a great place to find articles on storytelling and first-class presentations. Knowing and being able to share your organisation's founding story is fundamental to creating a compelling leadership narrative.

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Good Use of Body & Hand Gestures: The 7th of the 7 Techniques Utilized by Effective Public Speakers & Storytellers

Good Use of Body & Hand Gestures: The 7th of the 7 Techniques Utilized by Effective Public Speakers & Storytellers | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
Using appropriate action and hand movements can really help a story become more real. Naturally, your body and hand gestures should be coordinated to the story line.
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More storytelling tips & tricks from Debbie Dunn.

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