Esther Choy on Letting the Story Do the Work

How to tell a story well to get and keep attention.

September 1, 2017 / Podcast # 17-35

Esther Choy

Stories have a beginning, a middle, and an end, that’s it. However, there is some nuance that can make a blah story into a memorable one. Esther Choy, author of Let the Story Do the Work, published by AMACOM, joins us with some ways to punch up your storytelling skills that will have people eager to hear more.

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Carmine Gallo on Storytelling

Connecting with people through stories.

August 5, 2016 / Podcast # 16-17

Carmine Gallo

At Cisco employees aren’t promoted above a certain level unless they’ve shown, with quantifiable data, that they’re able to connect with their customers. Not every company is this extreme but being able to connect with coworkers, vendors, and customers is crucial to success at work. Carmine Gallo is here to talk about his new book and how being able to tell a great and compelling story is a key skill in today’s workplace.

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Terrence Gargiulo on Taming Difficult People

How timeless tales teach us how to handle beasts at work.

August 15, 2008 / Podcast # 08-33

Terrence Gargiulo

From Tibet to Mexico to the Balkans, every culture has its own cherished folktales. While originally made up to reinforce morals and good behavior, these stories aren’t just for kids. Many fables featuring whimsical creatures and talking animals have much to teach grownups about handling slackers, connivers, ogres, and other dreaded real-life figures in our workplace.

In the Land of Difficult People: 24 Timeless Tales Reveal How to Tame the Beasts at Work (AMACOM 2008) by Terrence L. Gargiulo and Gini Graham Scott, Ph.D. presents 24 fables taken from around the world, Read more…