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Teams Who Share Personal Stories Are More Effective

Teams Who Share Personal Stories Are More Effective

Storytelling leads to self-awareness. from Teams Who Share Personal Stories Are More Effective. And twin this with this Tribal Leadership concept – at each…

cindytonkin November 7, 2017
Difficult questions

Difficult questions

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…

cindytonkin March 1, 2017
Best results: use story to share strategy

Best results: use story to share strategy

This summary of some important research suggests that sharing a story about your strategy lands better with people who aren’t execs.  

cindytonkin February 21, 2016
Story works

Story works

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,…

cindytonkin February 7, 2016
Stories show the truth

Stories show the truth

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,…

cindytonkin December 2, 2015
The vital habit of noticing stories

The vital habit of noticing stories

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…

cindytonkin February 19, 2015
Tell stories don't just cite facts!

Tell stories don't just cite facts!

Stories are more effective than legal arguments in court.  Judges are swayed by story-based reasoning, even if they dismiss it as “just story”. Read…

cindytonkin December 10, 2014
The clues to a great story

The clues to a great story

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…

cindytonkin December 9, 2014
Great Vacation? Don't Brag to Your Friends

Great Vacation? Don't Brag to Your Friends

The pleasure of a social encounter is built on commonality… Rapport, rapport, rapport! via Great Vacation? Don’t Brag to Your Friends – NYTime…

cindytonkin December 1, 2014
Neuroscience of getting lost in a book

Neuroscience of getting lost in a book

The Neuroscience Of “Harry Potter” describes some neurological experiments where they show that reading a fear-inducing passage of Harry Potter makes…

cindytonkin November 8, 2014
Tell good stories

Tell good stories

Learn how to tell good stories. Boost your leadership potential, your likeability and your effectiveness as a trainer.

cindytonkin July 30, 2014
Preparing for a big presentation

Preparing for a big presentation

Came up with these tips in response to a request from an excellent client of mine last week in Singapore. Let me know if they help you! 1. Make sure your powerpoint…

cindytonkin June 27, 2014
Make your stories work!

Make your stories work!

What works (and what doesn't) with story

cindytonkin December 29, 2013
Business Leaders Sharing Business Stories

Business Leaders Sharing Business Stories

Part of being a great leader, a great influencer and a force to be reckoned with is telling stories. Anecdote have pulled together 9 Video Clips of Business Leaders…

cindytonkin October 27, 2013
Story sources: some ideas

Story sources: some ideas

Where can I find good stories to tell in my business presentations?

cindytonkin August 22, 2013
One Key To A Happy Team?

One Key To A Happy Team?

One Key To A Happy Team? Storytelling

cindytonkin March 23, 2013
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