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Karen Dietz
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Sharing your authentic stories to lead and grow your business.
Sharing your authentic stories to lead and grow your business.

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"The mind is not, I know, a highway, but a temple, and its doors should not be carelessly left open." — Transcendentalist grand dame Margaret Fuller
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I Tried No PowerPoint at My Company--and It Actually Worked. Meaningful narratives were a result. 
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That's all you've got: 9 Minutes and 59 Seconds to Hook Your Audience 
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"I Tried No PowerPoint at My Company--and It Actually Worked. Meaningful narratives were a result."

Every meeting, status update, or presentation does not require a PowerPoint presentation. Here's a post that proves tha
 

This brave soul (Founder of Acceleration Partners) decided to follow in the footsteps of Amazon's Jeff Bezos, who has outlawed PPTs in that company. In both cases, it's worked!

 

In this post, ready how Robert Glazer implemented the "no PPT" rule and the outstanding results that happened. You'll want to do the same soon.

 

Where does storytelling fit in? In result #4 -- strategic thinking. Deeper and more meaningful narratives about what was actually going on organically emerged. Better decisions were the outcome.

 

Enjoy this piece.

https://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it/p/4098454400/2018/06/11/i-tried-no-powerpoint-at-my-company-and-it-actually-worked-meaningful-narratives-were-a-result?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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For over 20 years I've been tracking how long it takes people in meetings to pay attention to the presentations being shared -- without a story -- before they zone out.
 
I kept clocking it at 10 minutes.
Now research is backing up my direct experience. Yahoo!
 
Not only does this article give a link to Dr. John Medina's research, it gives 3 solid steps for how to keep everyone engaged. 
 
I've contacted Dr. John Medina, the molecular biologist and will post the link to the research here as soon as I have it.
 
Here's the link to the research that I received from Dr. Medina!
You might want to check out these references, specifically the first one http://www.brainrules.net/pdf/references_attention.pdf and also see this Brain Rules chapter as well http://www.brainrules.net/attention.
https://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it/p/4098225266/2018/06/01/that-s-all-you-ve-got-9-minutes-and-59-seconds-to-hook-your-audience?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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That's all you've got: 9 Minutes and 59 Seconds to Hook Your Audience 
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For over 20 years I've been tracking how long it takes people in meetings to pay attention to the presentations being shared before they zone out.
 
I kept clocking it at 10 minutes.
Now research is backing up my direct experience. Yahoo!
 
Not only does this article link to the research, it gives 3 steps for how to keep everyone engaged. 
https://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it/p/4098225266/2018/06/01/that-s-all-you-ve-got-9-minutes-and-59-seconds-to-hook-your-audience?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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Why Story Triggers Are Important (and how to use them): Tell Employees What You Want Them to Strive For 
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There's a part of the business story universe called "Story Triggers". These are short 6-word-or-less phrases that trigger the memory of a story inside someone.
 
Why is this desirable? Because it saves time, and actually works with how our brain is wired. The brain loves simple simple simple. This is a fab article on how to craft these kinds of triggers.

Read more in my review + how to use them.
https://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it/p/4097954237/2018/05/25/why-story-triggers-are-important-and-how-to-use-them-tell-employees-what-you-want-them-to-strive-for?utm_medium=social&utm_source=googleplus
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