Storytelling at Work
April 30, 2017
Tell Me a Story

This is a pearl of a TED talk by the co-founder of Story Engine. Deep, authentic, and entertaining. Worth watching twice. Great quote, at the end, by Fred Allen.

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April 27, 2017
The Storytelling Animal

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April 20, 2017
Leadership Storytelling

Steve Denning, formerly of the World Bank, makes a compelling case for why storytelling is such a powerful communication tool in business.

Using storytelling in conferences
Sparking innovation with storytelling
Fostering employee engagement with storytelling

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The Idiots Guide to a TED Talk

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April 19, 2017
The Power of Personal Storytelling in the Workplace

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Want to get a good sense of who I am and what my storytelling work is all about? Click here for 13 brief videos (less than 4 minutes each) of me waxing on about the topic. Half of the videos are me telling on-the-job "moment of truth" stories. The other half is all about the art and science of storytelling. How it works. Why it works.

My book
My storytelling workshop
Why Create a Culture of Storytelling?

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April 18, 2017
The Best Opening to a TED Talk

OK. Andrew Stanton takes the cake for the quickest, boldest, most memorable opening to a TED talk I've ever heard. A play within a play, insofar as uses the shortest form of story -- the joke -- to kick start his 19-minute talk. PS: If you don't like "X-rated" jokes, you may want to skip this one.
My book on storytelling (with nary a goat joke)
How to use storytelling to spark innovation

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April 16, 2017
DON DAVIS: Storyteller Supreme

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April 06, 2017
The Master of Whistling

OK. It's official. My mind is blown. And Molly Lewis has just blown it -- a woman who has taken whistling to Olympic heights. Here's Molly's back story.

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April 05, 2017
Tell Your Hidden Stories!

Here is the retelling of an old tale I first heard from Prem Rawat. The story can be interpreted in a number of ways. For this particular moment, I am telling the story to draw your attention to the fact that within you, hidden from sight, there are many wonderful stories still to be told. I encourage you to tell them.

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April 03, 2017
The Art of Storytelling According to the Founders of StoryCorps and the Humans of New York


A three-minute read
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Creating the Innovation Mindset (workshop)

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April 02, 2017
This Person Most Likely Has No Profile


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April 01, 2017
Story as a Leadership Tool

Here's a lovely animated intro to why STORYTELLING is such a powerful communication and business tool -- by the author of Circle of the 9 Muses.

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More useful links about storytelling
And more

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Storytelling at Work is a blog about the power of personal storytelling – why it matters and what you can do to more effectively communicate your stories – on or off the job. Inspired by the book of the same name, the blog features "moment of truth" stories by the author, Mitch Ditkoff, plus inspired rants, quotes, and guest submissions by readers.

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"The world is not made of atoms," wrote the poet, Muriel Rukeyser. "It's made of stories." Learn how to discover, honor, and unpack the stories of yours that show up "on the job" in Mitch Ditkoff's award-winning 2015 book, Storytelling at Work.
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