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Indranil Chakraborty — Stories at Work: Unlock the Secret to Business Storytelling

Read during : 2020.05.11 — 2020.05.21, Hyderabad.

Date: Mon, May 11, 2020 at 9:05 PM : "The PowerPoint presentation is the final nail in the coffin of storytelling!"

Date: Mon, May 11, 2020 at 9:12 PM : "Storytelling is a craft learnt through imitation and practice. Just like good writers are good readers, good storytellers are great story-listeners"

Date: Tue, May 12, 2020 at 7:08 AM : "Two CEOs had gone on a little fishing trip. After they caught a fish, they lit a small fire using dried driftwood to barbecue it. The smell of the grilled fish attracted a giant grizzly bear. One of the CEOs panicked and screamed, ‘What are we going to do?’ The other CEO calmly opened his backpack and took out his running shoes. His fishing partner looked at him and asked with a lot of sarcasm, ‘Do you seriously think you can outrun a grizzly?’ The other CEO replied, ‘I don’t have to outrun the bear. I just have to outrun you.’"

Date: Wed, May 13, 2020 at 7:57 PM : "when gives us the time marker and where gives us a location marker, two elements that we discussed in Chapter 2 are the critical ingredients of stories."

Date: Wed, May 13, 2020 at 8:12 PM : "and find out in advance whether there are people in the group who dominate and talk non-stop. Make them sit beside you. When they sit opposite you they will keep having eye contact and feel encouraged to keep talking. When they face away, it seems to reduce their desire to speak.’"

Date: Sun, May 17, 2020 at 9:40 PM : "So, the first twenty-eight seconds are the most valuable to reel in attention and the desire to listen."

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