Ok, so you’re an expert in your field, but now you need to shout about your work. How do you pitch your ideas to a business? And how can you tell stories that explain your work to the widest possible audience? These notes were presented to Assistant Professors at Trinity College, Dublin in May 2019. … Continue reading Experts: Pitching & Storytelling
Here’s a very short guide to the basics of telling your stories in video: That video was made in about 40 minutes using Keynote to create a slide deck and then recording a voiceover. You could also use Powerpoint or Google Slides – the principles are the same. If you are feeling a bit more … Continue reading Video storytelling – in sixty seconds
Here’s my notes on why stories work, how to use a story arc to tell foundation and mentor stories along with six questions your pitch should answer. Slide deck here Worksheets here
Stories can help you pitch or present an idea, they can unlock the kind of culture change you want to see in your business. So it’s amazing how often people fail to use the power of even the simplest stories. Business stories must have these basic ingredients: Stuff happens (who, what, where and when) People … Continue reading Business Storytelling – Vistage
Stories really can be simple, so it’s amazing how often people in business fail to tell a good one. The most basic ingredients of a story you can tell about work are: Stuff happens People care The moral I’ve highlighted “People care” because this is the bit people usually leave out of business stories. But … Continue reading Storytelling – for World Usability Day
Storytelling comes so naturally to most of us (once we let it), that we can swiftly move on from a basic (Pixar) structure of a story into fun stuff about story arcs, mentors and animal archetypes. Here are the worksheets and presentation decks from Week 1 and Week 2 sessions at Code. Here’s the video … Continue reading Storytelling 1 & 2 for Code
Stories can help you describe your work or pitch an idea, but they can also unlock the kind of culture change you want to see in your business. Stories work better than mission statements or strategy documents because we’ve all grown up listening to stories as a way of understanding the world. All good stories … Continue reading Business storytelling – Trinity College Sept17
Stories can help you pitch or present an idea, but they can also unlock the kind of culture change you want to see in your business. Stories work better than mission statements or strategy documents because we’ve all grown up listening to stories as a way of understanding the world. Your challenge is to go … Continue reading Business Storytelling – Vistage session
FIRST RULE of video storytelling: edit in your head before you hit record. If you shoot too much footage a) you’ll struggle to edit it; b) you’ll lose track of the story; and c) the result will be hard to watch. Chances are you’ll lose heart and never finish your first story. So here’s how … Continue reading Rule #1 of Video Storytelling – Edit in Your Head FIRST!
Here’s the slide deck from today’s presentation on storytelling. And here’s the one page story planner for your T.R.U.E stories: And some great storytelling resources here.