Storytelling for business has come of age at last.

Time to wake up to the persuasive power of storytelling

Story telling for business

Think about how ridiculous this is. Storytelling is as old as cave painting and the first words uttered. Only now (after only 6,000 years!), storytelling has come of age: not in the nursery or morning kiddies’ television shows but in business! Yes, that’s right: in grown-up hard-cash 21st century business, and thankfully progressive organisations are […]

Did they really live happily ever after?

A lot of things had to NOT go wrong

In Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale of the Die goldene Gans (The Golden Goose) after many trials and enchantments the simple wood cutter wins the day, and the maiden AND the kingdom and the story ends with the immortal lines, nach des Königs Tod erbte der Dummling das Reich und lebte lange Zeit vergnügt mit seiner […]

I broke the window

Johari window bent a little out of shape

A bent version of the Johari Window

There was an abandoned house in the paddocks near my house when I was young and it begged to have its windows smashed by little boys throwing rocks. It sure was fun until a grown up told us off. I still can’t think why it was wrong because developers were going to do it with […]

A sales presentation: I wanted to poke myself in the eye with a bit of sausage.

And I wasn’t even the prospect.

A poke in the eye with a sausage

Picture me having a nice full breakfast at an outdoor Italian restaurant waiting for a mate to rock up in an hour or so. BLISS Enjoying the background music, the morning breeze, browsing through an e-book and slowly becoming aware of someone nearby, talking. Not your usual restaurant murmuring, but real intentional talking, like people […]

Coaching for speakers.

Four quick coaching tips.

Coaching for speakers

Coaches have a fascinating skill. It’s as if they have a magic microscope with which they can read into situations and see opportunities for people in their care. They can do it at the speed of thought. And they have the happy knack of being able to see what the ‘coachee’ can’t. As you know, […]