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20 Worst Pieces of Advice on Influence Skills -- Ever 

20 Worst Pieces of Advice on Influence Skills -- Ever  | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Here's a list/rant about all the crappy advice I've heard from "presentation gurus" over th

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 30, 4:02 PM

Truly, these are the worst pieces of advice ever given on presentation and influence skills.

Read this list and if you are doing any of them, stop.

 

And remember, if you are authentically sharing your stories, most of these 20 become worthless really fast.

 

Thank you, Dave Mac, for writing such a great piece. Hear me clapping, and laughing.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, February 11, 8:44 AM

I agree that most of these should be abandoned but they are more for speakers than influence busting in business.

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The Secret To Speaking & Storytelling W/ Passion From Wayne Dyer

The Secret To Speaking & Storytelling W/ Passion From Wayne Dyer | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Inspiring speakers have an abundance of passion for their topic—the burning desire to share their ideas.

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Passion evokes change in others 

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 2, 2015 1:46 PM

The famed and much beloved self-help author and motivational speaker, Wayne Dyer, passed away this last weekend, yet his advice lives on.


In this post, written by Carmine Gallo for Forbes, he shares with us the secret to speaking success that also applies to storytelling.


Passion is a tired and overused word these days. When someone says, "Speak/tell with passion" it gets translated into speaking/telling with vigor, being loud, wildly gesticulating, and being forceful. All of that can convey passion -- but so can silence, standing still, standing rock solid in your convictions.


So what is Wayne Dyer's secret for successful speaking and storytelling that allows a better kind of authentic passion to emerge? Read the article and I think you'll be surprised. The points he makes are not commonly recognized but totally right on.


Enjoy this piece and may the storytelling Force be with you.


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

Jane Dunnewold's comment, September 3, 2015 10:36 AM
Love this. Isn't everything about passion - if it can be?
Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, September 3, 2015 3:49 PM
Right on Jane! Yes, I particularly love how he characterizes passion. Thanks for commenting.
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Developing The Habit Of Noticing Stories + Free E-Book

Developing The Habit Of Noticing Stories + Free E-Book | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Visit one of Australia's top rated business blogs. The team at Anecdote share insights on business strategy, storytelling, leadership and collaboration.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 11, 2015 1:52 PM

Article Link: http://www.anecdote.com/2015/02/vital-habit-of-noticing-stories/ 


This Monday I was working with a client. Their company is littered with stories. Yet the CEO was lamenting, "What stories do we have to tell??!! I can't think of a single one!"


The problem was quickly fixed, and it is a common one my clients tell me about. So imagine my delight when this morning I receive the latest newsletter from my biz story colleague Shawn Callahan, CEO of Anecdote. His latest blog post is all about how to notice stories.


He's got some great tips in this quick article. Even better, scroll down to gain additional insights addressing other issues in business storytelling.


But wait wait! Don't go yet! Shawn also announced that his latest free e-book is now available for download: Character Trumps Credentials: 171 questions that help leaders tell great stories that influence, inspire and engage.


In coaching and workshops I always spend time on "the art of the question". Shawn has developed a great resource. Some of the questions use classic story prompts. Others might take an additional question or two to get to the story. Regardless, go grab this now and start using it.


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

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, February 12, 2015 2:46 PM

Great @Dr. Karen Dietz share on her favorite topic - storytelling.

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6 Things Compelling Leaders Do: tell stories, move people to action

6 Things Compelling Leaders Do: tell stories, move people to action | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Many leaders can inspire, but strong leaders move people to action. Here's what makes them special.

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Helena Gonçalves's curator insight, February 6, 2014 5:21 AM

Every once in a while, an amazing leader surfaces, one capable of moving people to action. This is not just a leader who gets people to think. This is a leader who is truly compelling, who can get people to change course and give of themselves.

Luís Cochofel's curator insight, February 6, 2014 9:47 AM

My own reading lead me to this old, though steady,  thought:

Leadership is not exercised, it is granted!...

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, February 15, 2014 3:43 PM

Authors and other content creators/curators can take a leadership role in sharing their stories.

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Want Impact? People Like People Who Ask Questions

Want Impact? People Like People Who Ask Questions | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
A new study says people who ask more questions, particularly follow-up questions, are liked better by their conversation partners.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 4, 2017 2:13 PM

What a great short post or 3.5 minute audio file to listen to!

It shares some of the latest research out of Harvard about the value of asking questions in conversation. In other words, if you are curious about someone and want to connect, ask them questions. It leads to more meaningful follow up conversations.

 

Great to know for leaders expanding executive presence, building trust, deepening relationships, being more influential, and acquiring better information before making a decision.

 

One sided conversations are discussed (avoid those!), and what happened when people responded to the question, "Will asking questions make you more likeable?" The answer is surprising.

 

In my communication and influence work, I call this mastering the Art Of The Question. All questions are not created equal. Information questions are OK, but are best used for warming up the conversation. Abandon them quickly to ask deeper, more meaningful reflective questions like (these are just a few):

  • What did that experience mean to you?
  • What did you like about that experience?
  • What did you learn from that?

 

In workshops I demonstrate the power of these reflective questions over information questions for connection and better decision making. Works like a charm every time.

 

Try asking questions next time you are in a conversation or meet someone new. You'll be glad you did.

 

This review was published by Dr. Karen Dietz for her Tech Leaders curation: www.scoop.it/t/tech-leaders 

Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 4, 2017 2:15 PM

What a great short post or 3.5 minute audio file to listen to!

It shares some of the latest research out of Harvard about the value of asking questions in conversation. In other words, if you are curious about someone and want to connect, ask them questions. It leads to more meaningful follow up conversations.

 

Great to know for leaders expanding executive presence, building trust, deepening relationships, being more influential, and acquiring better information before making a decision.

 

One sided conversations are discussed (avoid those!), and what happened when people responded to the question, "Will asking questions make you more likeable?" The answer is surprising.

 

In my communication and influence work, I call this mastering the Art Of The Question. All questions are not created equal. Information questions are OK, but are best used for warming up the conversation. Abandon them quickly to ask deeper, more meaningful reflective questions like (these are just a few):

  • What did that experience mean to you?
  • What did you like about that experience?
  • What did you learn from that?

 

In workshops I demonstrate the power of these reflective questions over information questions for connection and better decision making. Works like a charm every time.

 

Try asking questions next time you are in a conversation or meet someone new. You'll be glad you did.

 

This review was originally published by Dr. Karen Dietz for her Tech Leaders curation: www.scoop.it/t/tech-leaders 

Dr. Madelyn Blair's curator insight, December 4, 2017 3:59 PM
There are so many reasons why asking questions are important in your life. Here is another great reason
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How a government agency ditched its macho culture with storytelling

How a government agency ditched its macho culture with storytelling | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it
Storytelling and breathing techniques are among the ways senior leaders say BIS has achieved a 50/50 gender balance on its leadership team

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Presentation Zen: George Takei's bold TEDxKyoto Talk

Presentation Zen: George Takei's bold TEDxKyoto Talk | Creating new possibilities | Scoop.it

What's your story?


"We always hear that this is the era of telling your story. "The world needs to hear your story," our friends keep telling us. But this raises the question—a question I hear perhaps more than any  other: How can I tell my story and not bore the audience? The answer is actually quite simple. Your story is really their story."


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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 21, 2014 10:13 AM

Yes, what a terrific point Takei makes. This is the essence of business storytelling. Enjoy this TED talk this weekend and enjoy your day!


And many thanks to fellow curator Gregg Morris for finding and sharing this.

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, June 22, 2014 8:13 AM

Great presentation about a not-everyday story of Georg Takei (alias Hikaru Sulu from the staff of  Star Trek's Enterprise...)

Carol Sherriff's curator insight, August 1, 2014 11:40 AM

Amazing example of storytelling showing that some actors can write their own lines as well as deliver them superbly.

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What Leaders Should Learn from Fiction Writers

What Leaders Should Learn from Fiction Writers | Creating new possibilities | 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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Dr. Karen Dietz's comment, April 12, 2012 10:05 AM
Thank you Heiko for re-scooping this! I like the content you put together :)