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Pick the Right Story: Storytelling for Business

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March 29, 2018

A great story is only half the battle. This is because a great story might not be the right story for every situation, presentation, or meeting. 

Here are some quick tips to help you pick the right story:

1. The "that reminds me..." test: Good, universal stories have themes that everyone can relate to, even if they haven't experienced exactly what you have. When you're working on a story for a major event or presentation, enlist some colleagues and give them a quick overview. A good sign that you're on the right track is if someone else says, "That reminds me of the time that I...." You'd be surprised that the story of your first successful pitch might remind someone of their first day of college, the birth of their child, their first hole-in-one. What matters is the large, universal theme.

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Topics: Business Storytelling

Best of the OC Blog: Presentation Skills Collection

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December 21, 2017


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Topics: Presentation Skills Training

Best of the OC Blog: Emotional Intelligence Collection

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November 30, 2017

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Want to improve your overall Emotional Intelligence, but don't know quite where or how to begin? This collection of some of our favorite EI articles from the OC Blog is a great place to get started.

 

Simple Activities to Boost Your Emotional Intelligence

"As I've learned more about EI, I've realized how much of one's EmotionaI Intelligence skills development is self-reliant. Truly, you must start with you. It's easy to look outward, but you've got to start by looking in. However, it's helpful to have a structure to work with, or simple activities that you can work on day-to-day, so you don't get lost in the emotional mire. "

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Topics: Emotional Intelligence

A Communication Skills Round-Up of Newness on the OC Blog

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October 20, 2017

Happy Fall! Have you been busy of late, running from task to task? Team Ovation can absolutely relate. Maybe you haven't had time to check in with the OC Blog. Maybe one of our recent posts came into your inbox (It's easy to make that happen for you on the right side of this page!), and you haven't had a moment to sit down and read it. Let us round up some of our most recent posts full of communication skills tips and thoughts on topics you'll want to catch up on.

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Topics: Business Communication Skills

Presentation Skills Training: No Time to Prep

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September 19, 2017

 

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Topics: Presentation Skills Training