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Boris Johnson descends into the particular-a consummate communicator and storyteller

When Boris Johnson was released from hospital this week he showed how good a communicator he is by descending into the particulars. What I mean by this is that he did not merely thank the NHS for saving his life and looking after him. No, he went further and identified the two individuals, one from […]

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Whoever has the best story wins

I have written many times in the past about the value and effectiveness of story in marketing a business. You only need to look at Apple, for example, as company who have sold products in a wide range of industries based on the Apple story and what Apple purports to stand for. What other company […]

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The Most Powerful Tool to Persuade (No, It’s Not the Data)

The older I get the more I recognise the power of story and storytelling. Take a look at the world in the last few years and the stories that were successfully told: The story Trump told the blue collar workers in the ‘rustbelt’ states in the US during the 2016 presidential election The story Boris […]

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Feeding the Birds-a 5 Minute Story Out of the Ordinary

Using story is one of the most effective ways of communicating and persuading. A story can be as short as 3 seconds, or as long as a lifetime. The video below is a 5-minute story and you will probably recognise the 3 “acts” or “stages” in it. Making this video is the product of a […]