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Why the Idea of Storytelling for Business Might Be Freaking You Out

Posted by Bridget Beirne

June 4, 2016

bridget-beirne-1.pngFans of TED Talks, or just of excellent presenting in general, embrace the idea of storytelling for business. They see how valuable it is in a presentation, sales pitch, demo, or meeting. But there are folks out there that seem to be genuinely freaked out by it. 

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Topics: Business Storytelling

A Brief "Why" and "How" of Storytelling in Business

Posted by Kerri Garbis

May 20, 2016

kerri-garbis-1.pngThis post from Kerri originally appeared on the Puffingston blog. We collaborated with presentation design expert (and Puffingston founder) Luke Goetting to bring you "Visual Storytelling for Sales Succes", the first webinar in our "Ask an Expert!" series. If you missed the original broadcast, you can find it here

As humans, we love stories. It's the reason why we freak out over the latest episode of Game of Thrones, why we keep a large collection of music that speaks to us, why we'd be willing to shell out the big bucks to see Hamilton. We want to hear a good story, well told.

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Topics: Business Storytelling

Wise Up Your Corporate Presentation with These 5 Messaging Musts

Posted by Bridget Beirne

November 18, 2015

bridget-beirne-1.png"I hope that someone gets my message in a bottle..." When you approach your corporate presentations, what are you thinking? Are you actively trying to bring meaning to your message in the strongest way possible, or are you tossing out your facts and figures with as little hope of getting a response as The Police had in their classic tune?

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Topics: Business Storytelling, Presentation Skills Training, Business Communication Skills

Even Vampires Need to Work on Their Storytelling Techniques

Posted by Kerri Garbis

October 29, 2015

This past week I had the honor to facilitate one of my most interesting workshops in years. It was an off-site training, for the highly successful company — New Blood.

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Topics: Business Storytelling

Storytelling for Business Made Simple: 5 Chief Guidelines

Posted by Bridget Beirne

September 8, 2015

by Bridget Beirne

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Oh, September. Even many years on, I can't shake the back-to-school feeling I get when September 1st rolls around. Call it an unhealthy attachment to shiny office supplies, new shoes, and a smart lunchbox if you'd like. (Ok, I've traded my lunchbox excitement for a travel mug obsession, but I digress...You can catch up with more of my September musings in this blast-from-the-past blog post.)

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Topics: Business Storytelling