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Storytelling isn’t just for leadership: The Transactional storyteller

Storytelling isn’t just for leadership: The Transactional storyteller

When it comes to the field of organizational storytelling, there seems to always be a link between using stories and leadership. It is true, all leaders employ stories, but there is a misconception that a leader is synonymous of manager or director. Most books that talk about organizational storytelling, speak

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When a story backfires

When a story backfires

Stories are such powerful communication tools that they should be treated as a double edge sword. In the same way you don’t swing a sharp blade casually, you shouldn’t dabble with stories if you don’t intend in putting in some effort and time into it. Stories will highlight and make

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Matt Danzico on how stories interact with our brain

Some very good points Matt Danzico makes on how stories work. While I did know about brain coupling and the mirror neuron system, what Professor Uri Hasson has discovered is pretty amazing. The small details on triggering delays and brain prediction are mind blowing. Check out two of his articles,

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Missions, visions, dreams and storytelling

Missions, visions, dreams and storytelling

The following writing is a guest post by Roberto Espinosa,  an economist by training and a seasoned sales professional who has developed his career so far in the IT market. Passionate about technology and business, he helps entrepreneurs become better public speakers and storytellers. Storytelling is definitely one of the words du jour in

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5 common storytelling mistakes

Last week I came back from a pretty fun conference in Rijeka, Croatia. It was my first time in Croatia and despite having Croatian Airlines losing my suitcase for a whole three days, I had an incredible time. For starters, I was really impressed by the Rock Paper Startups conference

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Examples: Organizational storytelling in IBM

Sometimes it’s easier to showcase an example of a great use of organizational storytelling. This IBM movie is one of them. Actually, it’s one of the best I’ve seen so far. It’s plainly brilliant, astounding and brings focus to what it’s important. The IBM campaign is formed by two clips,

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Transmedia storytelling

Transmedia storytelling

Transmedia storytelling is probably one of the hottest topics within the storytelling field right now. It’s not surprising due to the proliferation of digital media channels and the natural consequence, the rise of the prosumer. What is Transmedia storytelling though? I do like the definition from Wikipedia: [is] the technique

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Organizational storytelling on The Digital Loop

Last week I was invited to talk about Organizational Storytelling for one of the Digital Loop episodes run by two good friends, Paul and Ivan. I was really honored to be asked to participate as I have massive respect for both. It was a lot of fun, specially trying to

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True storytelling: When stories are invisible

True storytelling: When stories are invisible

Some weeks ago I had someone in the audience asking me the following question: “Isn’t there too many people trying to pitch their product with a story that it’s better that you differentiate yourself by not using stories at all?”. I had to agree with him. The problem is, once

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Connecting a story with content

One of the most common questions I get when I give a talk on storytelling for start-ups is how to expand the story all the way to the financial slides or business model slides. It seems unavoidable to be boring and dull while walking over those concepts. It is indeed,

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