173 episodes

Welcome to our podcast, Anecdotally Speaking. Each week we tell a business story, talk about why it works and discuss where you might tell it at work. Our aim is to help you build your story repertoire.

Anecdotally Speaking Shawn Callahan & Mark Schenk

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 41 Ratings

Welcome to our podcast, Anecdotally Speaking. Each week we tell a business story, talk about why it works and discuss where you might tell it at work. Our aim is to help you build your story repertoire.

    170 - One person can change the world

    170 - One person can change the world

    Welcome back to another episode of Anecdotally Speaking! Our apologies that this episode is being released later in the week than usual.



    In this episode, Mark shares a story that he says is close to his heart, given he spent 20 years in the airforce as a logistics officer. He and Shawn find it makes several business points, and you can sign up for our emails via our podcast webpage to receive them in a list each week: https://www.anecdote.com/podcasts/

    • 21 min
    Replay 136 - Experiences change minds

    Replay 136 - Experiences change minds

    Welcome to another replay episode of Anecdotally Speaking! We’ve spent the past week planning for a big 2023, so this week, we’re replaying our last episode of 2021!



    Shawn shares a story he heard from Mike Adams, our Head of Story-Powered Sales. And after discussing it as per our usual episode format, Shawn and Mark talk about stories and the festive season! We are just about to enter December!

    • 20 min
    169 - Model beneficial behaviours

    169 - Model beneficial behaviours

    Rob joins Shawn again this week and hears Shawn tell a story about Captain Cook, scurvy and sauerkraut, which Shawn found in The Status Game by Will Storr: https://buff.ly/3AylhsR



    The story may sound familiar to our regular listeners, as Shawn also told it in episode 138 – Scurvy sailors served sauerkraut: https://buff.ly/3Ix0dV5



    But Rob and Shawn’s discussion differs from Mark and Shawn’s in the earlier episode. You’ll hear the story teamed with different business points and the pair sharing additional anecdotes.



    Shawn also mentions the Cautionary Tales podcast: https://buff.ly/3TRAoEj

    • 17 min
    168 - It’s not about you

    168 - It’s not about you

    This week, we welcome Rob Grundel back to Anecdotally Speaking! Rob will be joining us for two episodes while Mark is on leave.



    Rob gets straight into it, sharing a story from Jason Alexander, who you might know better as George on Seinfeld (https://buff.ly/3UPphxj). Jason told the story on You Made It Weird with Pete Holmes (https://buff.ly/3TyS6wm), where Rob first heard it. It’s stuck with him ever since.

    • 22 min
    167 - Believe in your people

    167 - Believe in your people

    This week, it’s Shawn’s turn to share a story, and he’s chosen one about Michael Lewis and a baseball game that changed everything for him. Until then, Michael hadn’t thought much about what he would do in his life or how, but now he’s an author and financial journalist. His notable works include The Blind Side (https://buff.ly/3zXa7xj ) and The Big Short (https://buff.ly/3WHjP0E).

    • 19 min
    166 - Don’t let money be your purpose

    166 - Don’t let money be your purpose

    This week on Anecdotally Speaking, Mark has a story from the aircraft industry, which one of our partners shared in our last monthly partner meeting. Shawn rated this story an 8/10, while Mark gave it a 9/10. We hope you also find it useful!



    Don’t forget to register for our upcoming webinar, “Scale, Climate, Inclusion!”: How stories can tackle your organisation’s biggest challenges! Join Anecdote Principal Rob Grundel on Thursday, the 3rd of November, for a 60-minute deep dive into some of the most pressing themes facing organisations today. Here’s the link: https://buff.ly/3eNqnJV

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

Unhappy19792003 ,

Great Podcast

Shaun and Mark
Your Podcast is great and I have found it extremely beneficial in the areas of leadership, strategy and increasing influence. Thank you

AntiXistence ,

Great podcast - very good content BUT PLEASE .....

Love it guys. Great content.

Can you please however put a “De-Esser” filter layer over your sound to stop the excessive and ear piercing hissing when you say the letter S. :)
Keep it up !

GegeB Oz ,

Excellent podcast, useful and fun!

Recommend to anyone who enjoys great storytelling - with a purpose - and/or who wants to expand on their stories' repertoire.

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