Monthly Archive:: February 2008

60 Second Storytelling

When you’re speaking to a group – of two or two hundred – can you hold their attention? With the average adult attention span at 5 to 7 minutes (and falling), this is a challenge. Personally, I blame the microwave oven – until we stood in front of a countdown clock, waiting for food, who [&hellip

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Stand-up Storytelling

This post is not about stand-up comedy. I know this is a huge disappointment to those of you who know I spent over five years doing stand-up. Sorry, folks – this is about standing up and telling your story. The particular storytelling opportunities I’m talking about here are networking events and organization meetings like Business [&hellip

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Silly Season Storytelling

We’re deep into the silly season – also known as the race for the White House – and the number of candidates has reduced itself from the two rugby teams of January to the ping-pong match vs. the old soldier of February. What kind of stories are they telling? First and foremost, they’re all saying [&hellip

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David & Goliath…and Storytelling

David and Goliath – the little guy vs. the behemoth. Every small electronics retailer looks at Best Buy and wishes for a good slingshot. Wal-Mart opens down the street, and even Food Lion can start to feel like a small player. You’re a small business owner. Definitely a David. You believe you’ve uncovered and crafted [&hellip

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Chemo-rama

For those of you who have been paying attention, you know I got breast cancer for Christmas. I had my first chemo treatment on Monday, 2/11 (in keeping with that holiday theme – Happy Valentine’s Day, early!), and so far the after-effects have been weird, but manageable.  I keep thinking of cartoons where some character [&hellip

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