Storytelling at Work
July 13, 2022
The Awareness That This Will Become a Memory

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December 25, 2019
Flawed Beautiful Creatures

Big thanks to Scott Cronin for the heads up

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December 10, 2019
13 Videos for Aspiring Storytellers

Click here to view 13 brief videos (7 minutes or less) of me waxing on about the art and science of storytelling. Includes five stories from my newest book, Storytelling for the Revolution.


Big thanks to the fine folks of GlowDec for creating this cool platform. Big thanks to David McCarthy for his videographic mastery. Big thanks to Rolan Pizer for his olympic tenacity and vision. And a big thanks to Jesse Ditkoff for his graphic wizardry, creativity, and sense of humor.

My storytelling workshop
Idea Champions

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July 15, 2019
Getrude Matshe on Ubuntu

2013 TEDx talk by Getrude Matshe, the inspired Founder of HerStory Women's Empowerment Conferences.

"Ubuntu" is a Nguni Bantu term meaning "humanity". It is often translated as "I am because we are," or "humanity towards others", but is often used in a more philosophical sense to mean "the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity".

HerStory on Facebook

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April 02, 2019
Radical Self-Trust

Your story is made up and so is mine. All stories are made up. The question is WHO is making up WHAT? Next time you have 56 uninterrupted minutes, treat yourself to this inspiring interview of Patrick O'Neill by the irrepressible Gail Larsen, author of Transformational Speaking and all around bright light.

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November 29, 2018
Jim Valvano ESPY Speech

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March 03, 2018
JEAN HOUSTON: The Urgent Need for Transformational Storytelling

Big thanks to Peter Blum for the heads up.

Idea Champions
Transformational storytelling in business
Great quotes on storytelling

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November 17, 2017
What Story Are You Telling Yourself

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June 14, 2017
The Afghani Cab Driver and the $250M Dollar Salty Snack Food

The story in the Huffington Post
13 of my video stories on GlowDec
Podcast, interviews, and storytelling links
Who I am in the marketplace

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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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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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July 24, 2016
I'm From Woodstock, Yes I Am!

This story in the Huffington Post
The Munich workshop
Idea Champions
Excerpted from Storytelling at Work
What our clients say

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November 24, 2015
The Great Thanksgiving Listen

Awesome idea! So easy to do. All about the power of story.

Storytelling at Work

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November 23, 2015
TED TALK: StoryCorps

Idea Champions
Storytelling at Work

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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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Storytelling for the Revolution is Mitch Ditkoff's newly published book about the power of personal storytelling to elevate the conversation on planet Earth. Provocative. Evocative. And fun. YOU have stories to tell. This book will help you tell them.
Storytelling at Work
"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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