How stories change hearts and brains

by Gregg on January 25, 2015

Across time and culture, stories have been agents of personal transformation – in part because they change our brains

Source: aeon.co

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Mining Language and the Power of Story

by Gregg on January 25, 2015

From the evocative power of words to the epic examples of human endeavor we mine language and real world events to create new mind opening experiences — sometimes life-altering. 

Source: www.conversationagent.com

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10 Critical Ways To Make LinkedIn Less Boring

by Gregg on January 19, 2015

Here are 10 suggestions for some totally compelling info about our connections that would make LinkedIn a lot more interesting:

Source: adcontrarian.blogspot.com

You’ve just got to love this!

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Story Trumps Structure

by Gregg on January 6, 2015

Source: www.storytrumpsstructure.com

Worth your reading time…

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You need to know your core story.

Source: storyfix.com

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Crafting and effectively telling good stories that visually illustrate what is unique, professionally, about you can accomplish precisely that! Why? Because most other candidates will not take this approach. As a matter of fact, most won’t even think about taking it.

Source: www.personalbrandingblog.com

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Story Structure for Dummies – Storyfix.com

by Gregg on November 16, 2014

Hear this, and hear it clearly: Story does NOT trump structure. Story IS structure.

Source: storyfix.com

No matter where you are in the world of "story" this is one you’ll want to read.

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Why stories sell and feature lists don’t

by Gregg on November 4, 2014

Keith Queensbury of Johns Hopkins conducted an analysis of 108 Super Bowl adverts. He found that, ‘regardless of the content of the ad, the structure of that content predicted its success.’ In other words, telling a story was better than listing features (or anything else for that matter).

Source: www.badlanguage.net

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The Psychological Comforts of Storytelling

by Gregg on November 3, 2014

Humans are inclined to see narratives where there are none because it can afford meaning to our lives, a form of existential problem-solving.

Source: www.theatlantic.com

Good read!

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The Rise of the Rude Hiring Manager

by Gregg on November 3, 2014

This is happening to almost everyone I know looking for any kind of work, even those who have been invited into the process — freelance, contract, full-time. The prospective employer/client needs everything now and then it’s radio silence for days, weeks, months — leaving the prospective supplier/employee in the unenviable position of feeling like they must beg for feedback. During the last decade, it became acceptable behavior to simply not answer e-mails. But that’s the worst kind of ego-sucking, demoralizing power play imaginable. We’re all busy. That’s no excuse for disrespect. And the awful truth? I don’t think the employers have a clue. Fearful of losing their own jobs by making a wrong choice, they’ve lost perspective on what matters.

Source: blogs.hbr.org

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