Story about Productivity
Everyday we wake up to choices, a choice to scroll social media or a choice to read a book. a choice to respond to emails or a choice to write something meaningful. a choice to get through a to do list filled with shallow work like pay bills, send message, call XYZ or a choice to create something. All the tasks we…

Hyper-targeted Stories
You decide, you are going to create a PDF document with all the information American’s would need to holiday in India. You will research, combine it with your experience and put it online for anyone who needs it. So what will be in the document? A logical mind would develop the document keeping the traveller’s experience in mind, VISA, flights, accommodation etc.…

Women in Boardrooms
This blog is part 3 of 5 of blog series Storytelling: Women in Boardrooms. In this blog I share strategies to overcome Manterruption. If you want to know what is Manterupption please read our previous blog. It is important to start with an understanding of why is a man interrupting? Men often perceive women to take things personally and overreact as…

Storytelling: Popular is not Better
I am sitting at an auditorium watching kids perform classical Indian dance. One after the other group of kids are coming on the stage and performing. Then one group suddenly starts to get a lot of claps. Every 2 – 3 mins people would clap and I would too but not because I thought it was good but because everyone clapped, I…

Storytelling with Shared Emotions
I advocate using a word of emotion in organisational storytelling. For example, notice the difference when I say Statement 1 : ” I ran a project in India and the project failed.”  Statement 2: ” I ran a project in India, the project failed and I am devastated.”  Just because I have added the word devastated, you will now think that I…

Storytelling Emotion: Insecure Yet Optimistic
My Instagram feed, filled with quotes on insecurity, has done a brilliant job of equipping me with an ability to catch myself feeling negative emotions like insecurity, greed to do more, anxiety that I am not enough. I catch myself feeling those emotions and say, ” stop it, you don’t have to feel this way. ” Interestingly though, the built awareness has…

Sales versus Care Story
Everyday, online and offline, I come across people who position their brands or brands they work for as, Sales Enablers. They make use of a certain type of a language, often infused with statements like Want to sell more? Want to make more profit? Want to drive leads? Want to close that dream lead of yours? Use of such a language signals…

Storytelling : Women In Boardrooms Part 3 of 5
YEARS ago, while producing the hit TV series “The Shield,” Glen Mazzara noticed that two young female writers were quiet during story meetings. He pulled them aside and encouraged them to speak up more. Watch what happens when we do, they replied. Almost every time they started to speak, they were interrupted or shot down before finishing their pitch. When one had…