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Entries Tagged as 'Communication'

Conversational Yellow Lights

April 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Conversational Yellow Lights

In 2009, I wrote two blog posts related to types of conversations that can expand and enhance our communication effectiveness: Five Powerful Conversation Strategies to Add to Your Talking Toolbox A Sixth Conversation Strategy to Add to Your Talking Toolbox Eric Klein of Dharma Consulting  wrote a terrific post that extends this discussion. He  reminds us that we need to be mindful and […]

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Tags: Communication · Leadership

Bringing Data to Life: Visual Storytelling

April 27th, 2011 · Comments Off on Bringing Data to Life: Visual Storytelling

A friend sent me a link to this video and I thought it was a great example of bringing data to life. Numbers alone can put your audience to sleep, but using elements of effective storytelling, along with some great visuals, can help you engage your audience in the context and meaning behind the numbers. Enjoy!

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Tags: Communication · Engagement · Experience

What Makes a Story Good?

February 16th, 2010 · Comments Off on What Makes a Story Good?

We all know a good story when we hear or read one. But, what makes a story good? Here are some tips I picked up from organizational storyteller and consultant Gerry Lantz at last year’s International Organizational Story Weekend in Washington, D.C. Conflict The best stories are about some kind of action driven by conflict. […]

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Tags: Communication · Story & Narrative