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Tourism Storytelling: tourism is a medium, tourist experience is the message
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Story Listening: The Hidden Power of This Forgotten Leadership Skill

Story Listening: The Hidden Power of This Forgotten Leadership Skill | Tourism Storytelling, Social Media and Mobile | Scoop.it
It may be the most underutilized and underdeveloped leadership skill you will find in entrepreneurs. And it may be your most important link to success.

Via Karen Dietz
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I've talked before about the critical importance of story listening for great leadership. This article talks about it too, but also discusses:

organizational conversationsauthentic listeningand gives us 8 ways to be when receiving feedback (and communicating in general)

 

As the author, Marcel Schwantes, says at the end, "As you move forward, embrace relating to others with more curiosity and intent about those you serve."  Love that!

 

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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Peter (PJ) Fulcher-Meredith's curator insight, March 11, 3:30 AM

I've talked before about the critical importance of story listening for great leadership. This article talks about it too, but also discusses:

organizational conversationsauthentic listeningand gives us 8 ways to be when receiving feedback (and communicating in general)

 

As the author, Marcel Schwantes, says at the end, "As you move forward, embrace relating to others with more curiosity and intent about those you serve."  Love that!

 

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

Roger Francis's curator insight, March 11, 4:39 AM

I've talked before about the critical importance of story listening for great leadership. This article talks about it too, but also discusses:

organizational conversationsauthentic listeningand gives us 8 ways to be when receiving feedback (and communicating in general)

 

As the author, Marcel Schwantes, says at the end, "As you move forward, embrace relating to others with more curiosity and intent about those you serve."  Love that!

 

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

Graham Clark's curator insight, March 11, 7:12 AM

I've talked before about the critical importance of story listening for great leadership. This article talks about it too, but also discusses:

organizational conversationsauthentic listeningand gives us 8 ways to be when receiving feedback (and communicating in general)

 

As the author, Marcel Schwantes, says at the end, "As you move forward, embrace relating to others with more curiosity and intent about those you serve."  Love that!

 

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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Want to be a better leader? Start listening!

Want to be a better leader? Start listening! | Tourism Storytelling, Social Media and Mobile | Scoop.it
How listening for stories can help you lead

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Lianne Picot's curator insight, December 3, 2015 9:45 AM

A little shameless self promotion today! This article seemed to resonate with my connections and community so thought I would share it with you here too. Story listening is a key leadership tool that will help you have a richer understanding of what is happening in your business for your employees and customers. It also increases your confidence and credibility as a leader!


This review was written by Lianne Picot for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. You can join Lianne to talk story  in her online story community at the Story Powered® Institute 

donhornsby's curator insight, December 3, 2015 9:57 AM

Leaders need to talk less....and listen more.

 

(From the article): Ask: Beyond surveys is this little known ancient technique called ‘asking’. We forget about this ‘old school’ way of finding things out in our world of being very ‘busy’ and relying on technology to communicate for us.  But asking is the best way to find stories AND value the experience of your people at the same time. Ask your customers or employees to tell you a story directly. If you want to use Skype, Facetime or even your blog, go for it. Ask them how your business has made a difference in their lives. Ask them to tell you a story about how you or someone who works for you has helped them. If you are talking to customers, you will have discovered golden information for your marketing team and leadership that demonstrates your impact. If you are talking to your staff, you will find out how well your Managers are doing and how engaged your team is in their work.

Esteban Aguirre Restrepo's curator insight, March 5, 9:12 AM

A little shameless self promotion today! This article seemed to resonate with my connections and community so thought I would share it with you here too. Story listening is a key leadership tool that will help you have a richer understanding of what is happening in your business for your employees and customers. It also increases your confidence and credibility as a leader!


This review was written by Lianne Picot for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. You can join Lianne to talk story  in her online story community at the Story Powered® Institute 

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Are You A Rookie? 5 Common Storytelling Mistakes

Are You A Rookie? 5 Common Storytelling Mistakes | Tourism Storytelling, Social Media and Mobile | Scoop.it
A sampling of rookie storytelling mistakes.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 18, 2015 10:01 AM

What a great post! These are seldom talked about storytelling mistakes, so I was thrilled when I found this article by Nick Morgan, writing for Forbes.


Check them out and see if you are doing any of these -- like, maybe going for shock value?


See if you need to tweak your business storytelling with this list.


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

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Biz Storytelling Skills: How Do You Close A Presentation?

Biz Storytelling Skills: How Do You Close A Presentation? | Tourism Storytelling, Social Media and Mobile | Scoop.it
Five ways to end a speech that don't bore the audience to death.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 16, 2014 12:04 PM

Author Nick Morgan writing for Forbes Magazine offers us 5 ways to close a presentation.


Having tried them all out, I like them all and they all work. But from the storytelling world there is one that's left out: simply ending your story or storied presentation with your key message and/or a quote and leaving it at that.


We are most uncomfortable with that kind of ending and it takes practice to learn how to be in the silence after you've delivered such a powerful end (and every well crafted storied presentation should aim for this).


If you watch trained performance storytellers you'll see how it's done. Find your local storytelling group (www.storynet.org) and get hooked up.


There are 2 basic kinds of presentations:

  1. Those where you deliver a speech, like a keynote, and then are off the stage. Ending with your inspiring key message is a natural way to close.
  2. Then there are the types of presentations -- during meetings for example -- where discussion follows. This is where you want to deliver your key message and then use one of Morgan's techniques for engaging the audience afterwards.


In either case however, develop a strong ending that supports your well-crafted story. Deliver it. Stop. Let your message sink in. Then take your next step -- either off the stage or into a group discussion.


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

Krista Finstad-Milion's curator insight, December 17, 2014 3:51 AM

I personally am frustrated when a presentation ends with "Any questions?" which usually falls flat as it does not stimulate the audience to engage in a dialogue. These tips offer real alternatives.

Steve Piacente's curator insight, December 26, 2014 9:24 PM

It's not enough to open strong. You have to finish strong as well ...

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Technique to Create Irresistible Storytelling

Technique to Create Irresistible Storytelling | Tourism Storytelling, Social Media and Mobile | Scoop.it
Learn how to turn readers into buyers with an engaging, audience-first storytelling strategy. Demian Farnworth reveals the creative technique in six steps.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:02 AM

Business storytelling can be as simple or complex as you want to make it. This article borders more on the complex side because it talks more about how to use storytelling as an ongoing strategy than a one-off activity.


The article by Demian Farnworth for Copyblogger focuses on creating a content strategy using narrative structure to generate an ongoing brand narrative. But wait! If you are a corporate executive, this idea applies to you too!!


Anyone in business or an executive can take the process outlined here and use it to map the stories you want to tell -- in a way that generates a consistent voice, image, vision, and brand.


What I particularly like is the attention paid to creating a visual storyboard. Storytelling is all about conveying images, not information. So the practice of visual planning and storyboarding here is very valuable.


The only piece that's missing is listening for stories from your audience and incorporating those into your story mix. That builds greater loyalty.


Dig into this article and use the process here to upgrade the quality of your business storytelling.


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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Thinking Strategically about Leadership Storytelling: 4 Steps

Thinking Strategically about Leadership Storytelling: 4 Steps | Tourism Storytelling, Social Media and Mobile | Scoop.it
There is no denying that storytelling is on people’s minds these days, especially in terms of communication skills leaders need to effectively direct, influence and inspire others.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 8, 2015 5:13 PM

Well, I really like this post because the author Bill Baker, gives us 4 steps for how to craft a story/presentation with the audience as your focus. Yahoo!


Articles of this kind are not that common. We mostly see posts on how to structure a story or presentation. The gold in this article are the suggestions Baker gives us to hone in on the audience first.


Try this out and see the difference it makes in the quality of your interactions with listeners.


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

Insight Narrator's curator insight, December 10, 2015 5:03 AM

A good article on the importance of beginning with the end in mind and considering 'why' you are telling a story to make your point.  To do this you need to align not just your story to the audience needs - but also to the expected outcome you want to achieve. Not story for story sake.

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Be A Legendary Leader: Effective Storytelling for Growing Influence

This is a webinar I did for HRO Today on 11/17/15 about what every leader needs to know about business storytelling to increase their impact, influence, and ...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 19, 2015 6:41 PM

If you were unable to attend the free webinar I gave on Tuesday for HRO Today, and you want to know more about effective leadership and storytelling -- then here's your chance.


I've posted the re-play to my YouTube channel and can watch it there.


During the webinar I talk about:

  1. Why storytelling and leadership is important
  2. The results that happen
  3. Why stories work
  4. What leaders need to pay attention to when working with stories
  5. The process work working with stories in organizations
  6. A simple story structure to begin crafting compelling stories
  7. How to get started telling stories
  8. Action steps you can take today


Happy watching/listening and send me questions if you have them! Thanks -- Karen


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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Very Good Stories Radio Show: Digging In To Storytelling Success

Very Good Stories Radio Show: Digging In To Storytelling Success | Tourism Storytelling, Social Media and Mobile | Scoop.it
Build a better business with story

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 24, 2015 2:49 PM

Here's another fab resource for everyone interested in business storytelling. Story professional Lianne Picot @verygoodstories has been interviewing some of the best minds in the storytelling field about how and why story works, applications for stories, and concrete how-to steps.


This link is to her radio show where you can find the links to each interview. Like "What's Your Money Story?" with business author Mike Michalowicz. Wow -- now that's a critical but overlooked story any business person needs to dig into if they want more success.


Or, "Creating An Emotional Connection". Easy to say, tougher to do. Again, this interview with Jonathan Bennett will help you develop compelling narratives supporting your strategic direction and engaging stakeholders.


All of the interviews are downloadable as MP3 files for your traveling pleasure. Thanks for helping us all Lianne!


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

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, February 26, 2015 1:52 AM

Thanks to fellow curator @Karen Dietzfor finding this resource!  She sums up what it's about really nicely in her review:

  • "Here's another fab resource for everyone interested in business storytelling. Story professional Lianne Picot has been interviewing some of the best minds in the storytelling field about how and why story works, applications for stories, and concrete how-to steps."
Jerry Busone's curator insight, February 26, 2015 7:59 AM

Good read on story telling and developing stories 

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Failure Has Never Been More Successful

Failure Has Never Been More Successful | Tourism Storytelling, Social Media and Mobile | Scoop.it
With Fuck Up Nights and other storytelling venues, people are sharing stories of business disaster like never before.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 8, 2014 1:53 PM

One of the most uncomfortable stories for anyone to share are failure stories. You know -- the time when you really screwed up.


When jobs and careers depend on us putting our best foot forward it seems counter-intuitive to share big mistakes we've made.


Yet people are so hungry for authentic relationships we want to both hear, and share, our failure stories. It makes us human, validates that even when we make mistakes we are still worthy of belonging. And these stories teach us that yes, we can recover.


They are also a terrific antidote for the cascade of sugar-coated 'success' stories we are continually bombarded with.


This article is all about failure stories and how they've even spawned live storytelling evenings -- called "F-Up Nights" like the Moth. Fabulous! Read about how this got started, where events are, and insights about sharing these kinds of stories.


All of this will make you more comfortable sharing your own. Right on!


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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Branding: 10 Strategies for Living Your Core Values (Stories)

Branding: 10 Strategies for Living Your Core Values (Stories) | Tourism Storytelling, Social Media and Mobile | Scoop.it
How businesses can take their beliefs and make them real for consumers.

Via Karen Dietz, Jose Nevarez
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Karen Dietz's comment, October 19, 2013 9:43 PM
Patricia, so glad you find the article helpful. Hope you are well!
Karen Dietz's comment, October 19, 2013 9:45 PM
Hans, you are so right -- it's not only about your product, but about what a company stands for. The article I curated today on 3 New Story Types also addresses this. Thanks for commenting!
Karen Dietz's comment, October 19, 2013 9:53 PM
Hey Jim -- I'm so glad the article really stands out for you. And I agree wholeheartedly with your comments. Would you believe I've been working with 1 client for 2 years and it's not about storytelling yet -- we are focusing about improving the organization internally so they will be able to tell a story that they live. We are almost ready to focus on storytelling as an organizational strategy. It's fascinating work. And rare, to your points above. Check out the other article I curated today on 3 new stories to tell. It's based on new research that's been released about the bottom line benefits for an organization that lives its stories. It's much better than the ''story doing' research that was released a few months ago.