Storytelling

Make Your Presentations Pop. Think Like A Screenwriter!

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); Last week I met with a young manager who was frustrated by the success of a colleague: I don’t understand how she gets buy-in to the exact same ideas I try to pitch. Somehow when she explains it everyone jumps on board. I wasn’t surprised to hear this. His colleague is a phenomenal storyteller. Often the difference between a recommendation that is embraced—and one that isn’t—is the way in which it is communicated. Communicate with [...]

Why Storytelling Works as a Leadership Tool

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); Earlier in the year I was invited to join one of my clients, as a guest speaker along side their CEO, Sean Kavanagh. The venue was a webinar for TrainingIndustry.com. Over 1,000 people registered to learn about Storytelling as a business tool. Our host started the conversation by asking: Why is storytelling so impactful? It’s a provocative question. I’ve given it a lot of thought in part, because I’ve earned my living as a storyteller and teacher [...]

Strategic Storytelling

Share List SGMB_URL = "http://carollempert.com/wp-content/plugins/social-media-builder/"; jQuery(".dropdownWrapper").hide(); In the summer of 2010 the now retired General Stanley A. McChrystal was Commander of the U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. One day, during an important briefing in Kabul, he was shown the following PowerPoint slide: It was meant to represent the most current Military strategy. Upon seeing the slide General McChrystal interrupted the briefing and said: “When we understand that slide, we’ll have won the war.” The room erupted in laughter. This is a [...]