Deep Work : Who will thrive ?
“The ability to perform deep work is becoming increasingly rare at exactly the same time it is becoming increasingly valuable in our economy. As a consequence, the few who cultivate this skill, and then make it the core of their working life, will thrive.”  – Deep Work, page 14 What we call work is often made up of shallow tasks like meetings,…

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