INTERMISSION BLOG

Honor a Veteran by Asking About Their Story

Like many people, when I see a military veteran, I will say “Thank you for your service.” Of course, this is a sincere expression of gratitude and it...

Why Your Team Needs to Know You've Failed

This past spring I facilitated our two-day Leading with Presence program with a group of sales leaders at an engineering firm. They were boisterous,...

Stories Connect Us: The Power Inside a Homefront Foundation Event

Storytelling does not require skill or talent but a willingness to be vulnerable and authentic. It wasn’t very long ago I found myself saying, “What...

Using Personal Stories in a Business Environment

“Remember what they say in improv: first idea, best idea.” Whenever I facilitate Ariel’s storytelling module—either in a standalone storytelling...

Drop the Sales Pitch—Use Agile Storytelling Instead

When it comes to sales, the priority of creating trust and connection with clients and prospects endures. If your salespeople aren’t trusted...

Here’s Why Those Who Tell Stories Rule the World

Those who tell stories rule the world. - Native American Proverb Perhaps you’ve noticed that the world is getting a bit noisier. While technology has...

Five Narratives That Move Organizations

The next time you are scheduled to run a town hall meeting, get buy-in for a new idea, or simply give a status update, I suggest holding off on...

Why Storytelling Works: The Science

The human brain has a strong tendency to lose focus. It is estimated to engage in up to 2,000 daydreams a day and to spend up to half its waking time...

Three Steps to Effective Business Storytelling

Link your personal learning to your organizational message. The number one question I get in the classroom is, "What story should I tell?" The number...

Tell Your Own Story Before Others Tell It For You

We human beings are hard-wired for narrative. In the absence of a story, we will make one up. Tell your story first.  Years ago I was facilitating...

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