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The Corporate Storytellers' Club Podcast
15 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
How to upgrade your stories to drive more business growth
If you’ve ever wondered how come some people can manage to achieve amazing momentum and results for a given business idea while others pursuing fairly similar ideas can’t and don’t… …You’re going to love my recent interview with personal branding expert, keynote speaker, educator, and author Mark Schafer about his brand new book Cumulative Advantage – when he spills the beans on how the stories you tell yourself and others about ‘how things could be’ can dramatically alter: a) How you feel about what you’re trying to do, and b) your ability to have your ideas more widely and rapidly heard, believed and actioned.
35 minutes | Sep 9, 2020
Use Active Listening to Hear Stories That Should be Shares
Learn how leaders can use simple active listening strategies to hear more personal stories that matter and really should be shared from work, rest, and play. In today’s interview I’m delighted to speak with a pal and fellow-specialist in business storytelling, who is an author, trainer, recipient of the internationally acclaimed designations of Certified Professional Speaker and Global Speaking Fellow, and is based in Ontario, Susan Luke Evans. Lean in as we discuss the importance of taking the time to truly listen to stories that matter from those we wish to influence and the motivational effects of selectively sharing these stories with others.
24 minutes | Aug 13, 2020
Find leader stories that will boost team spirit and results during the Covid crisis
Learn about stories that can register, stir and inspire more action taking within your team during this Coronavirus crisis’ By popular demand, I'm delighted to reintroduce you to a fellow specialist in transformative business storytelling, as well as being an author, coach and trainer who is based in San Diego, Dr Karen Dietz. Lean in as we delve into the types of stories that can help leaders to cause their teams, clients, prospects and peers to think and act differently during a time crisis AND how to find these stories.
23 minutes | Jul 9, 2020
How the stories you tell yourself affect your decision making so much
Learn how the stories you tell yourself both affect you (eg how you perceive the world and decisions you choose to make) and your ability to influence others. Master business storytelling expert Eamonn O'Brien speaks with internationally recognised authority on motivation and decision making, prolific academic author, speaker, and the Jeffrey Breakenridge Keller Professor of Behavioural Science and Marketing at The University of Chicago Booth School of Management, Ayelet Fischbach about how the stories you tell yourself can: a) Hamper your ability to learn from failures and great advice, and b) Undermine your capacity to adopt habits you’d like to acquire
31 minutes | Jun 22, 2020
Strategies that will lead to better future business stories
Learn how leaders can find, develop, and achieve better stories for their business by taking the time to tap into future thinking strategies. Master business storytelling expert Eamonn O'Brien speaks with futurist, keynote speaker, author, and CEO of Fast Future Ltd, Rohit Talwar about his new book "Aftershocks and Opportunities" and the art of using future thinking - even at times of huge uncertainty and crisis - to shape and craft better narratives for their businesses and the customers they serve.
15 minutes | May 19, 2020
How to change the stories you tell yourself through advocacy
Learn why it's so important to pay attention to the stories you tell yourself and how making small changes in how you think can transform your self-confidence, your outlook, your capacity to be persuasive, and the amount of trust others place in you. Lean into my conversation with trial attorney, tv legal analyst, author of The Elegant Warrior, host of the 'The Elegant Warrior' podcast and CEO of Advocate to Win, Heather Hansen to hear us discuss: a) How to tap into the power of self-advocacy to craft better stories for yourself (as well as others), and b) How to overcome your internal jury, which can all too easily serve to limit your thinking or potential
9 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
How leader can use stories to boost resilience
Learn how building resilience during this coronavirus crisis can help you to get through periods of great uncertainty by tapping into the inspiring stories you need to tell yourself and others. Business storytelling expert Eamonn O'Brien chats with resilience expert and coach Nicki Bass about how to unearth new, powerful and inspiring stories at times when you need them most.
30 minutes | Mar 24, 2020
How to reframe mindsets through stories
Discover why focusing on storytelling is so important if you want to reframe thinking within your organisation and inspire greater willingness and capacity to make changes happen. Business storytelling expert Eamonn O'Brien chats with BBC broadcaster, international keynote speaker, trainer, corporate facilitator and mentalist David Meade about why and how stories play such pivotal roles in what people you'd like to influence believe, how open they are to change, and the future actions they choose to take (both now and into the future).
17 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Need to inspire disruptive thinking? Here's how stories can help
Want to break free from stories and ways of thinking that may be holding your business back and to find increasingly better stories for you, the teams you lead, and your customers? Then you're in the right place. Business storytelling expert Eamonn O'Brien chats with comedian and international keynote speaker on corporate disruption Tom Lightning about how companies don't disrupt, people do AND how you can use stories to disrupt those you want to influence (including yourself).
17 minutes | Feb 11, 2020
How leaders can use stories to create a more inspiring and collaborative workplace culture
Leaders - Discover why choosing to gather and share more personal stories (both from others as well as yourself) can help you create a more inclusive, collaborative and cohesive workplace culture. Business storytelling specialist Eamonn O'Brien chats with one of Europe's leading business psychologists - who's a close friend and a speaker, author, and an expert in leadership without mind games - Dr. Frank Hagenow about why and how leaders can use stories to earn more trust and spur their teams on to achieve their true and full potential (And in the process: achieve stronger, more human and more trusted emotional connection and resonance with all they wish to influence
27 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
Got an inclusive approach to corporate storytelling in your business?
Learn why it's so important for organisations to have a more inclusive approach to corporate storytelling. Transformative business storytelling specialist Eamonn O'Brien speaks with Jackie Handy, one of the UK's most prominent speakers and trainers on diversity and inclusion, about the role stories can play in creating a more inclusive culture - which welcomes, supports, leverages and embraces the power and potential of diversity in the workplace (which, in turn, creates conditions that encourage greater creativity, belonging and meaning for all to flourish in any organisation)
26 minutes | Dec 18, 2019
Why storytelling introverted leaders win more influence
Learn why storytelling can a secret weapon source of influence for introvert leaders. Transformative business storytelling specialist Eamonn O'Brien speaks with leadership speaker and author of 3 bestselling books on introverts, Jennifer Kahnweiler about why and how introvert executives who learn to hone better storytelling skills can multiply their communication impact, confidence and perceived trustworthiness - helping them to more easily inspire others without being pushy
22 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Why 'human stories' eat polished corporate stories for lunch
Learn why leaders who share stories that feel more 'human' versus being 'impressive' will win more connection and engagement from their audiences than those who play things more safely. Business storytelling expert Eamonn O'Brien chats with Dutch storyteller, purpose economy evangelist, freedom fighter, and pal Hans Bassing about why it's so important for leaders to break away from safe, perfect or polished corporate stories and to pick stories that speak to being human instead...And why these ideas are so important in a world that is becoming more digitalised or automated in most every industry.
19 minutes | Nov 8, 2019
How to craft stories international audiences will love
Learn how to find, adapt or create stories that inspire international audiences Business storytelling expert Eamonn O'Brien chats with the multi-award winning, CPAE, social media marketing, and Hall of Fame keynote speaker Terry Brock about how to localize stories for different international audiences (who often come from greatly different cultures to yours) in ways that they'll love, remember and share
18 minutes | Oct 23, 2019
How to craft stories online communities will love
Discover the secrets to crafting stories that 'appeal to' and 'get shared by' online communities. Business storytelling expert Eamonn O'Brien chats with Cofounder of Mykidstime.ie (which has a community of over 600,000 parents ), multi-award-winning blogger, digital marketer, and my pal, Jill Holtz about stories that succeed online - winning more views, engagement, comments, shares, and plaudits.
10 minutes | Oct 1, 2019
Why leaders who find more 'funny' in their stories rock and inspire
Leaders - discover 6 awesome and easy strategies that will help you to find and share more 'funny' in the stories you choose to share with people you want to influence (without resorting to joke-telling, which is always a bad plan)! Business storytelling specialist Eamonn O'Brien chats with one the world's most celebrated motivational humorists (who also happens to be a Hall of Fame speaker), Tim Gard, about his best tips on finding humour that can boost your leadership impact - by defusing difficult or stressful situations, creating more power teaching or learning moments, and earn you more trust too.
17 minutes | Sep 12, 2019
Stories leaders should share to inspire easier and long-lasting change
Discover the 3 most important types of stories that matter when you want to inspire change... ...And how stories can help you to conquer the biggest reasons most change management projects fail. Business storytelling specialist Eamonn O'Brien chats with German business psychologist and world authority on how to lead others without mind game Dr. Frank Hagenow about how 'story' versus 'instruction' led communications is far more likely to result in easier, more enthusiastically embraced, successful and longer-lasting changes in most any organisation.
18 minutes | Aug 13, 2019
8 secrets to inspiring stories from Hall of Fame speaker Lou Heckler
Here's your chance to get invaluable insights into how to source and hone stories that inspire from one of the most popular and in-demand professional speakers in the world. Business storytelling specialist Eamonn O'Brien chats with the internationally renowned motivational humorist and hall of fame speaker Lou Heckler about the art of mastering storytelling for corporate audiences.
20 minutes | Jul 22, 2019
On stories people need to know and should be told - How shared stories are reducing the scourge of plastic
Learn why choosing to lead with stories (ahead of facts) is a winning strategy when it comes to changing attitudes and behaviours. Business storytelling specialist Eamonn O'Brien chats today with one of the leading experts on environmental waste reduction in Europe, the national coordinator for environmental advocacy group, Voice of the Irish Concern for the Environment, and who happens to be my wife Mindy O'Brien, about how changing the stories your audiences believe could be achieved - globally and personally - can inspire extraordinary change. Here are some real-life examples of how sharing better stories of how things could be is helping to reduce the scourge of plastic in Ireland.
33 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
How the stories you tell yourself today influence your tomorrows
Learn how the stories you choose to share and/or believe about 'how things could be' shape the decisions you make and those made by others - including customers, executive teams, employees or peers - you may want to influence. Business storytelling specialist Eamonn O'Brien speaks with business growth consultant, author, speaker, and executive coach Paul Davis about the role stories can play in inspiring better and more fulfilling decisions.
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