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Why Leaders Need Good Storytelling Skills - Part 1

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

Via Jim Signorelli,Story-Lab
Jim Signorelli,Story-Lab's curator insight, February 9, 2016 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. 

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 12, 2016 4:30 AM

J'aime cette nouvelle.

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Create A Multimedia Timeline To Curate Stories That Have Strong Chronological Narrative: Timeline

Create A Multimedia Timeline To Curate Stories That Have Strong Chronological Narrative: Timeline | The Social Web |

Robin Good: Timeline is a Javascript open-source solution that allows anyone to create a visual timeline that integrates text, tweets, images, maps, audio recordings and video clips on an infinite scrollable bar. 


A project funded by the Knight News Innovation Lab, Timeline works great with stories that have a strong chronological narrative. It does not work well for stories that need to jump around in the timeline.


Mashable Sonia Paul writes about it: "Timeline is similar to Storify in that it allows users to aggregate media on the web, it differs in its operation.


With Storify, users can drag and drop content into a post.


With Timeline, users can either embed the code onto their website using JSON, or — if they don’t want to mess with any coding — they can fill in a ready-made Timeline template on Google Docs.


The project is currently hosted on GitHub, and users can find specific directions on how to both embed the code and use the Google Doc template there, too.


Future plans for the project include support of more media type, as well as iPhone compatibility, B.C. time support and better seconds and milliseconds support." 


Here is the GDoc ready-made template: 


Download: ;


More info, including how to embed it on your site and what file formats are supported: ;

Via Robin Good
Qualilangues's comment, April 12, 2012 6:04 AM
Design unfortunately doesn't seem to be ready for ipads yet.
kessete's curator insight, August 30, 2014 11:06 AM

good for narrative, multimedia, timeline

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Be Careful With Your Case Studies: When Telling Stories Goes Wrong

Be Careful With Your Case Studies: When Telling Stories Goes Wrong | The Social Web |
Meet Zac. He was part of a major controversy this week with the UK Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). He is quoted in several pamphlets, talking about his experience as a job seeker.

Via Lianne Picot
Stephen Dale's insight:

Beware of propaganda!

Lianne Picot's curator insight, October 1, 2015 10:43 AM

What not to do in storytelling! The UK government went a little too far in their case studies telling people how they should behave in claiming benefits. In this case, facts ARE stronger than fiction! And I don't say that very often... ;)

This review was written by Lianne Picot, founder of the Story Powered® Institute for her curated content on business storytelling at 

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 1, 2015 12:48 PM

This goes back to "TRUST". For stories to have an impact they should be true and verifiable. This type of story can destroy a company as well as individuals. Elaboration can do the same thing when it breaks the boundary of authenticity and truth.