One of my favourite blogs is by the guys over at Anecdote – Basically because they write about 3 of my favourite subjects – Change, Collaboration and story telling.
I’ve never got to meet them because they’re based in Australia – but that’s all about to change.
They’re coming to the UK and June to run 2 workshops
- What’s really going on in your organisation?
- What are the touch points where small changes can transform behaviour and morale?
- How can you develop a common understanding of what needs to be done and generate the resolve to do it?
We all need better ways to persuade, share what we know and help those around us make sense of the complex world we live in. Developing our innate storytelling skills helps build confidence, convey ideas clearly and effectively, and probably most importantly, present to our colleagues our humanity.
We all want to convey our ideas with impact, yet eyes instantly glaze the moment you beam your PowerPoint presentation laden with slide after slide of dot points. We know informally that stories are engaging; we tell them at dinner parties and people listen and they ‘get it’. Yet few leaders systematically harness storytelling to communicate ideas, convey the organisations values or inspire and motivate people.
If you’re interested or want further details then drop Shawn a line and tell him I said hi. 🙂