San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Influence without relying on authority.
Build fast rapport.
Change minds and inspire action.
Anecdote’s Storytelling for Leaders program will teach you the techniques you need to better influence, engage and inspire others – just as hundreds of leaders already have, from Singapore to New York, London to Melbourne.
Organisations are changing quickly. Structures are flatter and reporting lines more complex. Staff and customers are spread around the world. And everyone is deafened by the ‘noise’ of information inundation. Yet the modern leader still needs to be able to influence and persuade in this constantly fluid environment.
The sharing of stories orally is a powerful way of cutting through. When we tell stories, people ‘get’ what we are saying – and they remember it. This is the case whether we are communicating informally (which is what we do most of the time) or in a more formal environment such as a presentation.
“Other presentations were dry and heavy, but the Yammer presentations really stood out because we were telling stories versus merely sharing data.”
More than just storytelling
Storytelling for Leaders will teach you a systematic method for becoming a better, more confident storyteller. However, the program goes further. You will also learn how to use the magic of stories to get more from others:
• Story-triggering involves a leader doing something remarkable enough that it inspires people in the organisation to recount what happened. We show you how you can do this successfully.
• Story-listening is the art of getting others to share stories. You’ll learn how to elicit stories from others, building stronger connections and gaining a better understanding of what’s really happening.
More than a workshop
Storytelling for Leaders is not a one-off workshop but a complete six-month program. It includes:
• A full one day workshop. The workshop is highly interactive as we strongly believe in the power of practical activities to foster learning. Throughout the day you will engage in hands-on activities designed to build your storytelling skills and confidence. See the workshop in action here.
• Our unique Deliberate Practice Program (DPP). This workplace-based program includes six modules, spread over six months, which will embed and enhance what was learnt in the workshop. Most of the learning you do will occur during in the workplace, during the DPP, rather than in the workshop.
The Deliberate Practice Program includes online support, with the opportunity to ask questions and share your experiences at any time.
“The workshop covered a lot of territory in a way that combined analytical rigour with a clear and informal delivery. I recommend it without reservation.”
Who should attend?
Storytelling for Leaders is beneficial to anyone whose role requires them to influence, engage and inspire others. Previous participants have included senior leaders, project managers, salespeople, consultants and trainers.
Anecdote is a management consulting firm recognized as a world leader in the use of storytelling in business. We have helped some of the world’s leading companies, such as IBM, Shell, BHP Billiton and KPMG develop their storytelling and leadership capability.
Anecdote has offices in three locations in Australia, and partners in the UK, India, Mexico and Singapore. We deliver projects and programs right across the globe.
About Narrative and Anjali
Narrative is a company that provides Business Storytelling for Organizational Change. Anjali Sharma is the Managing Director of Narrative and she is the sole Singapore and Malaysia Partner of Anecdote providing the Storytelling for Leaders workshops. Anjali has an extensive background in Hospitality and Client Relations having worked as a Director with the Hyatt Hotels and Brand Management Agencies such as Jack Morton and George P Johnson, in India, Singapore and Australia.
This background constantly informs her Business Storytelling workshops so that they are not just theoretical, but are based on extensive experience, knowledge and understanding of strategic issue facing companies and of the issues facing employees in delivering their best for their companies.
Anjali’s focus and skill have always been with relating with people, clients and companies and moulding solutions to problems based on an ability to tell pertinent stories that engage and persuade.
When & Where
Narrative: The Business of Stories
About Anjali Sharma
Anjali is the Managing Director of Narrative: The Business of Stories and is the sole partner for Anecdote's Business Storytelling for Leaders in Singapore and Malaysia.
Anjali has an extensive background in Sales, Business Development and Client Relation roles having worked with the Hyatt Hotels and Brand Experience Agencies such as Jack Morton and George P Johnson, in India, Singapore and Australia. She is the Accredited Partner for Anecdote in Singapore.
This background constantly informs her Business Storytelling workshops so that they are not just theoretical, but are based on extensive experience, knowledge and understanding of strategic issues facing companies and of the issues facing employees in delivering their best for companies.
You can contact Anjali at:
Phone: + 65 63115098
Anecdote is a management consulting firm that uses its expertise in story to inspire enduring change and make your strategy stick. We help leaders be better oral storytellers.
Its clients include IBM, BHP Billiton, Shell, KPMG, Microsoft, Fuji Xerox, NAB, Siemens, Axiata and Rio Tinto. Our work is focused on the Asia-Pacific region, but we also undertake projects in the United Kingdom, India and the United States. Anecdote has offices in Melbourne, Canberra, Singapore, New Delhi and London.