A for-profit restaurant starts a GoFundMe account and raises $400,000 within a month. What’s the secret?
Addressing the Tough Topics
Please join me for a non-walk in the woods today. I was too lazy to actually go walk so, not one to procrastinate or make excuses, I recorded this out on the deck. Inspired by my personal experience with that crazy skin treatment for pre-cancer on my face, I wanted to talk about addressing the […]
Part 2: Stories that Get Standing Ovations
I shared a few ways to level up your storytelling for standing ovations in the last blog, and today I have part two with four more tips.
What Not To Do If You Want a Standing Ovation
In part 2 of my series on Stories that get standing ovations I share a “to-don’t.” It follows on the heals of my previous video where I suggested you bring in feelings in and emotions so your audience can experience what the characters experienced. Today, I have suggestions for allowing your audience to interpret their […]
Stories that Get Standing Ovations
What makes a story special? Of course, this question is central to the work I do with leaders and their teams and is something I ponder daily.
Stories That Get Standing Ovations
Inspired by a recent experience with a client, I’m starting a series called Stories That Get Standing Ovations. I worked with this client to tell her story in five minutes and it moved people to get on their feet, which prompted me to reflect back on our process, the collaboration, and the qualities that give stories standing ovations.
The Rearview Mirror
My December newsletter tradition is here. Almost as good as the holiday movies! If you’ve been following me for a long time, this will be familiar to you.
Your Strategy Tells A Story (whether you mean to or not)
In this week’s walk in the woods, I invite you to reflect on the experiences and actions of the people in your organization and how it impacts the stories people infer and tell about you.
Meeting People Where They Are
If I were to ask you what makes communication effective, what characteristics come to mind? To help you, think of a favorite story or movie.
Concise or Complete: Pick One
I’m back with another walk in the woods! Won’t you join me? Today I want to talk about one of the biggest mistakes I see in storytelling: When we try to put too much in our message.
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