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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
Michael Williams StoryCoaching's insight:

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, 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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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
Michael Williams StoryCoaching's insight:

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, 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, 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, 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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Effective Presentation Skills: Using Eye Contact to Connect with Your Audience - YouTube

Eye contact is the most effective presentation skill to reduce your nervousness. http://www.Power-Presentations.com The best way for you to implement eye con...
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The eyes have it! These techniques can seem somewhat mechanical at first, but with time it will feel quite natural.

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Why The Art of Storytelling is All In How You Think About It

Why The Art of Storytelling is All In How You Think About It | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
A lot of time will be spent discussing the art and craft of storytelling on the Croisette this week. But there’s a crucial part of the science behind stories that will get far less attention than it should. Stories aren’t just

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 16, 6:52 PM

Here are the points I love about storytelling that author Alison Engel makes in this post:

  1. Stories are co-created in the mind of the listener
  2. Stories act as substitute memories -- we relive a story as it is told to us
  3. It's time to mine deeper motivations in our stories to get beyond the 'so-what' kind of storytelling that is common today.


These are all fabulous points that Engel does a great job discussing so we know what to do next. She has some really good insights to share on all three points that can help us in our storytelling.


If you want better business stories go read this article.


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

Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's curator insight, June 17, 6:38 PM

Agree with Karen this is an excellent article to add to the whole conversation around business narrative. It reinforces is that it is not about you but your audience - they are your context. It doesn't matter what you think it is the way that your audience experiences your story that will lead to them engaging with you or not.

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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

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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, 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, 7:30 AM

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

JoAnn Salvisberg-Smith's comment, September 15, 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, 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, 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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Eye contact in storytelling

Eye contact in storytelling | Story Coaching | Scoop.it
Eye contact in storytelling Your son has done something naughty. They are angry and confrontational, with fists in little balls and feet stamping in protest. You crouch down to their eye level and ...
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More from Kidmunication: tips for effective storytelling with kids. Lots here for all kinds of storytelling.

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Science presentation skills - YouTube

Scientists talking to the public are often doing a couple of mistakes they shouldn't do. This video will improve your presentation skills instantly.
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A bit amateurish, but actually quite helpful and simple when it comes to some basic presentation skills, which scientists--and storytellers--can use.

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