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Entries Tagged as 'Story & Narrative'

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

Who I Am Stories

January 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Who I Am Stories

A Who I Am story helps the teller to build trust and credibility with her audience by sharing a story or experience that provides an insight to her listeners of the kind of person she really is. In the 2008 United States presidential campaigns, both presidential and vice-presidential candidates spent a significant amount of time […]

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Tags: Communication · Engagement · Leadership · Story & Narrative

A Lifelong Love of Story: Part 1

January 20th, 2010 · Comments Off on A Lifelong Love of Story: Part 1

  My mother tells me that I read my way through third grade. Less interested in multiplication facts or the elementary school games of my peers, my nose was often buried in a book–cozied up in the top bunk in the room I shared with my sister, curled up on the living room love seat with a slice of American Singles to snack on, or plopped […]

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Tags: Experience · Learning · Possibilities · Story & Narrative