Video – The art of storytelling

In today’s video I explore the art of storytelling. Why stories are so powerful in communication. How stories can be used to persuade. How to structure a great story. And how to tell a great story. So here’s this month’s video – the art of storytelling. (Video script - 12 Read More

By |2021-04-16T09:48:45+01:00April 16, 2021|

Book review – Persuasion: The art of influencing people by James Borg

I have read many books on persuasion and influence. My favourites are those by Dr Robert Cialdini  - and I recently made a short (10 minute) video covering his six principles of persuasion.  This is a book review - “Persuasion: the art of influencing people” by James Borg. It is Read More

By |2021-04-01T15:19:39+01:00March 25, 2021|

Storytelling book reviews: The Story Advantage by LJ Bloom and The Story Factor by Annette Simmons

I’ve done lots of training and workshops on storytelling (see this 2017 summary of ideas on selling legal services with storytelling ). Often as part of persuasive writing sessions. The image below shows you some of the tools I use in my storytelling workshops. Most people know that research shows Read More

By |2021-04-01T15:33:32+01:00March 18, 2021|

Leadership: Dealing with resistance to change

This article summarises the key points from a recent presentation I prepared on Leadership: Dealing with resistance to change. Everyone made enormous changes during the Covid19 crisis – seemingly with little resistance. But as we emerge from the crisis and professional service firms attempt to maintain the fast pace of Read More

By |2021-04-01T15:54:54+01:00March 1, 2021|
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