What would you really like to know about storytelling?


Peter Sellers! I love Peter Sellers. Just yesterday I was re watching a YouTube clip from one of the Pink Panther movies where he plays Inspector Clouseau. Finding a large dog sprawled across the hallway of a hotel, he asks the hotelkeeper, ‘Does your dog bite?’

The hotelkeeper replies, ‘No’. Peter Sellers reaches down to pat the dog and, wham, the dog attacks him! Peter Sellers turns to the man and says, ‘I thought you said your dog does not bite’. The man replies, ‘That is NOT my dog’.

So much of our success in life depends on asking the right people, the right question.

After 15 years (begs for a joke here, doesn’t it?) of sending out newsletters, I have been feeling 😥stuck with my writing. I decided to go back to the purpose of my newsletters. I have one purpose, and one purpose only. This newsletter serves you my subscribers. I wouldn’t suggest, I don’t also let you know about new books, programs and wins🙏🏽 But the core purpose has remained the same all through the mists of time.

So, who better to ask? Please comment, what would you really like to know about storytelling?

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6 Comments
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    Hi, Yamini. I love your books and your eNewsletter. I’d love to hear more example of people you’ve coached or have read your book, and how they are telling stories in their work to create tangible outcomes or change. Thanks.

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    Hi Yamni, Tell me a story! Some may not resonate but the ones that do will make a difference, entertain (yes, I’ve seen you live) and likely be added to my quiver of stories.

  • Wendy
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    Hi Yamini,
    Big fan, by the way.
    I’d love to know where one goose find the creative ideas and inspiration for stories beyond one’s life experiences (which is a good place to start).
    Thanks so much.

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    Hi Yamini, a fab article – thanks for the story!

    I’d like to know more about story telling that brings data, research and statistics to life.

    Any examples (or stories) on this would be 500% fantabulous.

    PS – well done on 15 years of newsletters – super impressive

    Thanks

    Andrew

  • Andrew
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    Hi Yamini,

    It certainly seems like storytelling has come a long way since I first met you over 10 years ago. One thing I’m finding recently is people “faking it”. By that, I mean they are using some technique in the structure or delivery of their story but the commitment is lacking and they come across as disingenuine. Can you still use storytelling when the message is not one you really behind?

    I work on the premise that if all I take away is the key message and am not distracted by elements of the delivery, that’s a job well done. Is that reasonable?

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    Hi Yamini. I hope you are doing well. I would like to know what do leaders need in today’s world of remote companies to be better at storytelling? How often do they need to tell stories? Which stories work? We interviewed Barry Winkless at Future of Work in Ireland https://www.cpl.com/ie/for-clients/cpl-services/future-of-work-institute. He stated that the future of leadership will be in story telling…leaders will need to wrap their companies around incredible stories and then actualize their stories through the company. He shared that companies will be like theme parks, like how Walt Disney created a theme park around the story of a mouse. I would like to know your take on this, but especially how to do remote story telling, and then how to create story tellers throughout your company of remote workers

    Also, I would love to get you on our podcast to talk about your answer! http://www.team-anywhere.com

    We have guests so far from Ireland, UK, Portugal, Israel, Canada, and the US. Time for the land down unda. Mitch

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