Category Archives: Storytelling

Social Leadership Storytelling Certification: Technique #1 – Diagonal Storytelling

Today i am #WorkingOutLoud and sharing one of the techniques i’m using for the Social Leadership Storytelling certification. This one concerns ‘Diagonal Storytelling’, which is an activity intended to stretch storytellers out of their comfort zone, and help to connect … Continue reading

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#WorkingOutLoud on the Storytelling Certification: Running Experiments

Sharing a quick update on this work: i’m designing a twelve week certification around Storytelling for Social Leaders, and today have finalised the structure. It will be a twelve week journey, split between two sections: the first covers ‘Ideas and … Continue reading

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The Mechanisms of Storytelling Certification

A short #WorkingOutLoud post, following yesterday’s introduction of the draft content for the Social Leadership Storytelling Certification that i’m developing throughout June. The image below is intended to illustrate the design approach: introducing key ideas, to provide a framework of … Continue reading

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Storytelling to Power

I used this phrase in a document today, discussing ‘innovation’, and the way that our challenge may not be around ideas, but rather in finding power behind our voice, to create the social movement to allow those ideas to be … Continue reading

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What Would Help You To Tell A Story?

I’m writing the research report from the Communities of Practice research project today: this is exploring how people engage in CoPs, and the barriers that may prevent them from doing so. The output will be a series of guidelines and … Continue reading

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Storytelling Session Ideas #WorkingOutLoud

I was asked to sketch up some ideas for a session on ‘storytelling’, and thought that i’d share some of the ideas here, as part of #WorkingOutLoud. These are just sketches, outline ideas, at this stage, although some are exercises … Continue reading

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Stories of Difference

Formal systems are good at hearing known stories, accepted wisdom, whilst what they may need to hear are hidden stories. Stories of dissent, stories of challenge, stories that provide overlays of contextual meaning, stories of unfairness or confusion. Unfinished stories. … Continue reading

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