Thought Leadership Intensive – 2018 Program

Travels Abroad I recently returned from New York City where I spent an amazing week conducting storytelling training and my 2-day Thought Leadership Intensive program. During my travels I experienced the highs and lows of New York. The terrorist attack that killed 8 people was a dramatic contrast to the energy and celebration of Halloween […]

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Drop the jargon

Drop the Jargon

Go Jargon Free Drop the Jargon day is on Tuesday 24th October. This is an initiative launched by The Centre for Culture, Ethnicity and Health (CEH) Australia, to encourage professionals in Australian health, community services and local government to use plain language. To take the pledge you must: Use plain language in all communication – […]

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Publish your Thought Leadership

Tips to Publish Your Thought Leadership

Publish Your Thought Leadership Last week I read a Forbes article that listed 14 tips to publish your Thought Leadership on LinkedIn. In the same week, I ran my 2-day Thought Leadership Intensive program in Melbourne. During this training, I taught 14 business professionals the skills they need to stand out in the market place […]

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I don't have any stories

I don’t have any stories

I don’t have any stories “I don’t have any stories” is a common lament I hear from participants in my Business Storytelling workshops. Yet the reality is that our day-to-day stories can be the most powerful.   Last month I had the pleasure of running a workshop for the Visa, Asia Pacific Marketing team in […]

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Why the hell are you here?

Why the hell are you here?

Find Your Inspiration While walking through the Soho district of New York on our family holiday earlier this year, I came across a piece of street art by WRDSMTH. I took a photo at the time and I often look back at it because I find the work inspiring. The fact that I find this […]

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The benefit of Thought Leadership

The benefit of Thought Leadership

Increasingly corporations are starting to see the benefit of Thought Leadership. In some circles ‘Thought Leadership’ gets a bad wrap as we get tired of the self-proclaimed Thought Leader that subsequently fails to offer any original opinions or ideas to the world. What is Thought Leadership?   The term Thought Leadership was first coined in […]

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Gratitude

World Gratitude Day This Thursday 21st September is World Gratitude Day. The celebration started in 1965 in Hawaii when an international gathering decided that it would be a good idea to have one day per year to formally express gratitude and appreciation for the many wonderful things to be found in the world. So this […]

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Stories from an FBI Agent

Rhonda Glover – Stories from an FBI Agent Last year when I attended the Woman and Power program at Harvard (I’m still not sick of saying that) I had the pleasure of meeting Rhonda Glover who is an FBI agent. I caught up with Rhonda recently in Washington, DC and she advised me that she […]

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Something unique happens...everytime

Something unique happens…Every time

Business Storytelling Workshops Over the last three weeks I have run a public business storytelling workshop in Singapore, Melbourne and Sydney and just like every other workshop I run, something unique happens every time. These workshops bring people together from all industries and countries, including corporates, government, not for profits, small businesses and sole practitioners. Each […]

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The hardest aspect of storytelling in business

What is the hardest aspect of storytelling in business? Last week I promised to reveal the hardest aspect of storytelling in business. To recap my previous post, some of the hardest aspects of storytelling are: Finding the right story to use Being clear on your message Being succinct Ending on message Number 1 – Vulnerability […]

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The 5 hardest aspects of Storytelling in Business

So much harder than I thought

The 5 hardest aspects of storytelling in business When I conduct my storytelling workshops the most common comment I hear is something along the lines of, ‘This is so much harder than I thought it was going to be.’ And I get that …on one hand when learning how to tell stories, there is the […]

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