Data Storytelling: Your Internal Presentation Culture is it a Doctor’s Clinic or Courtroom?
In my previous blog on Data Storytelling I suggested that in absence of an insight, a Data Analyst should be a Questionologist. In this blog I want to share the vital role an audience plays in generating what we all want from Data….Insights. Firstly, I would highly recommend that we take the time to reflect upon our respective Internal Presentations Culture. In…

Productivity Storytelling : Winners Incite winning
We are always finding ways to increase Productivity. Many solutions to increasing productivity come in the form of tools and technology. However, in one of my previous blogs Productivity Storytelling I have suggested the importance of mental productivity and how storytelling has a role to play in it. In this blog, I am focussing on Visual Storytelling that increases Mental Productivity. Here

Change Management Storytelling: Words That Matter
Words are not just a mechanism of conveyance. They are a mechanism of influence. Given below are three research based findings from Robert Cialdini’s book Pre- Suasion: A Revolutionary Way To Influence And Persuade that prove that words are a mechanism of influence. 1) WORDS THAT CONNOTE ACHIEVEMENT Studies have shown that subtly exposing individuals to words that connote achievement ( win,…

Storytelling : Engagement with Mystery Stories
Why are some teachers, facilitators or just communicators way better than the others in engaging? Over the years I have gained insights on what makes a classroom experience engaging. Unfortunately, great content on its own rarely works. Engaging communicators use a combination of Great Content + Great Engagement Techniques. Here is one of the trick I use for creating engagement in my

Change Management Storytelling: Is Change Assistance a part of your Change story?
Desired Change rarely takes place by only presenting consequences of not changing or benefits of changing. Effective Change Management Storytelling requires another important element. Robert Cialdini’s  book Pre-Suasion informs that as a rule, communications that present the most frightening consequences of poor health habits work better than milder messages or messages that present the positive consequences of good habits.The more prominent and…

Change Management Storytelling: Story of Now Matters?
In Change Management Storytelling talking about how is the current situation is very important. Today, whilst working on Change Management Storytelling Project  I was having a casual conversation with some of the leaders to gain some insights on the project. During this conversation, one of the leader asked me ” why are you so fussed about knowing how are we working now?…