Tag Archives: Story

  • Teams Who Share Personal Stories Are More Effective

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    Storytelling leads to self-awareness. from Teams Who Share Personal Stories Are More Effective. And twin this with this Tribal Leadership concept – at each stage what stories do they tell? Colour that with this Harvard research showing that the quality of food in a kitchen improved when the cooks could see the people for whom they […]

  • Difficult questions

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    You stand at the front of a room, you lead a change process, you ask people to do something new. You’re going to get questions. Sometimes you don’t want to answer those questions. Sometimes you can’t. Some sample difficult questions Presentation Mastery includes a whole segment on answering questions.  Here in case you would like […]

  • Story works

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    This post about lying suggests that story is an integral part of the process of enchanting, beguiling and well, lying. I don’t want you to lie. If you want, however, to make people listen to your point of view, the enchanting and beguiling part could be useful. Read the post here.

  • Stories show the truth

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    Fascinating: if you want to find a liar, ask them to give you more detail on their story: when people telling the truth tell a story and are asked for more details, to tell it backwards, to tell about all of the senses involved, the story gets richer. Liars repeat the same thing over, but don’t […]

  • The vital habit of noticing stories

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    So we all know that story is an excellent way to teach, inspire and inform. Story transmits cultural values, starts useful conversations and entertains. When I run Presentation Mastery we tell stories, sometimes inconsequential ones, and make them important. But it’s always good when the stories themselves are important and illustrative. In How to develop the vital […]

  • The clues to a great story

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    We deal with complexity by constructing simple narratives. Here are the clues to a great story. We know that story works (when other things fail), because they help us make sense of the world. All of these posts also deal with stories.    

  • Neuroscience of getting lost in a book

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    The Neuroscience Of “Harry Potter” describes some neurological experiments where they show that reading a fear-inducing passage of Harry Potter makes some of our empathy centres light up. Not conclusive, apparently, but interesting.