Storytelling

An Easy Formula for Unlocking the Power of Storytelling

(A version of this post originally ran as a guest post on the Spin Sucks blog.) Study after study points to the power of storytelling to transform our communications, help us move and persuade audiences and get more of what we want out of life. I find people are either totally intimidated by the notion of […]

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A Quick Tip for Radio Interviews

Conventional wisdom would tell you that doing a radio interview in the actual studio would be a more comfortable, natural experience than conducting it over the phone. But that’s just another proof point for how conventional wisdom gets its name. As I found this weekend, being face-to-face with the host is not that big of […]

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A Tip from the The Fugitive: Cut to the Chase

This is the first in a series of videos we’re doing to bring the Act Like You Mean Business lessons to life. It’s basically a condensed and “out-loud” version of The Fugitive story, which is one of my favorites from the book. There are so many lessons from that one scene: Focus on what’s essential […]

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Take it From Harrison Ford: Keep it Focused

There’s a critical scene in one of my favorite movies, The Fugitive. Dr. Richard Kimble (played by Harrison Ford) is the man wrongly accused of killing his wife. Tommy Lee Jones is the federal marshal sworn to bring him to justice. When they have their big confrontation down in the bowels of that giant hydroelectric […]

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