38 episodes

Discover the secrets of how to tell stories that inspire, influence and sell. In this show, Paul Furlong, Creative Director at Opus Media, interviews world-class story-tellers from all walks of life. Digging deep, Paul attempts to uncover the recurring and unique principles they employ in their storytelling to help you make your stories more engaging and better communicate your ideas to stimulate your audience to take action.

This podcast is brought to you by Opus Media www.weareopusmedia.com

Rule the World: The Art & Power of Storytelling Opus Media

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 100 Ratings

Discover the secrets of how to tell stories that inspire, influence and sell. In this show, Paul Furlong, Creative Director at Opus Media, interviews world-class story-tellers from all walks of life. Digging deep, Paul attempts to uncover the recurring and unique principles they employ in their storytelling to help you make your stories more engaging and better communicate your ideas to stimulate your audience to take action.

This podcast is brought to you by Opus Media www.weareopusmedia.com

    Mending Broken Discourse with Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich

    Mending Broken Discourse with Bestselling Author Lars Emmerich

    In this episode Paul talks to Lars Emmerich (@Lars_Emmerich), #1 bestselling author of the Sam Jameson and Peter Kittredge conspiracy thriller series, read by over one million thriller fans. Lars is an entrepreneur, investor/bitcoin miner, and retired F-16 pilot who writes about good guys with a bad streak and bad guys with a few redeeming qualities. A 1994 distinguished graduate of the US Air Force Academy, a Hertz Fellow, and two-time recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross medal for valour in combat, Lars brings a unique perspective to any discussion about literature, economics, and Geopolitics.

    To stay updated with all things Rule the World, visit https://weareopusmedia.com/podcasts/ 

    To buy the book, Rule the World: Master the Power of Storytelling to Inspire, Influence and Succeed, click http://a-fwd.com/asin=1913170942 

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareopusmedia/ 

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareopusmedia/ 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulfurlongopus/




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    • 46 min
    SPECIAL EPISODE: Understanding Your Customer with Iain McMichael

    SPECIAL EPISODE: Understanding Your Customer with Iain McMichael

    In this special episode Paul talks to executive sales coach Iain McMichael about chapter 2 of Paul's book, Rule the World. We talk about the importance of understanding your customers wants and needs, and how, by playing them off against each other you can build real conflict in your storytelling to generate a sale.

    To get in touch with Iain, find him on LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/iaingm/

    To stay updated with all things Rule the World, visit https://weareopusmedia.com/podcasts/ 

    To buy the book, Rule the World: Master the Power of Storytelling to Inspire, Influence and Succeed, click http://a-fwd.com/asin=1913170942

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareopusmedia/ 

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareopusmedia/ 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulfurlongopus/




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    • 54 min
    The Heart of Your Characters with Screenwriter Debbie Owen

    The Heart of Your Characters with Screenwriter Debbie Owen

    In this episode Paul talks to award-winning screenwriter, Debbie Owen. Debbie was a psychiatric nurse for 15 years before becoming a screenwriter. She was able to use her experience as a nurse to write for one of her favourite shows - Casualty. She has now been writing for Casualty for 5 years, learning new things everyday on the job. Debbie and Paul talk about her writing process, working with directors and producers, and gives us a glimpse into what life is like as a screenwriter. If you’re wanting to find out how an award-winning screenwriter composes her stories, this is the episode for you. You can find Debbie at debbieowen.co.uk. To stay updated with all things Rule the World, visit https://weareopusmedia.com/podcasts/ To buy the book, Rule the World: Master the Power of Storytelling to Inspire, Influence and Succeed, click http://a-fwd.com/asin=1913170942 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareopusmedia/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareopusmedia/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulfurlongopus/


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    • 44 min
    Storytelling Around The World With Speaker Coach Peter Hopwood

    Storytelling Around The World With Speaker Coach Peter Hopwood

    In this episode, Paul talks with Peter Hopwood - a Global Storytelling and Speaker Coach, Virtual Speaking Specialist and Ted-X Coach. Peter is a virtual and leadership speaking specialist. He helps people in sales find the right stories to tell to their listeners and shows them how to succeed in this area. As a Ted-X coach, Peter excels in boosting speakers and aspiring storytellers to get their message across in an influential and powerful way. Peter expressed himself through art when he was younger, then moved to working at DisneyLand Paris, which is where he fell in love with storytelling and putting a smile on peoples faces. He enjoyed the new connections he would make everyday with different people. From there, he has gone on to work in over 40 countries and lived in 7, currently settling in Croatia. To stay updated with all things Rule the World, visit https://weareopusmedia.com/podcasts/
    To buy the book, Rule the World: Master the Power of Storytelling to Inspire, Influence and Succeed, click http://a-fwd.com/asin=1913170942
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareopusmedia/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareopusmedia/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulfurlongopus/

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    • 48 min
    Data Storytelling with Digital Transformation Guru Graham Brown

    Data Storytelling with Digital Transformation Guru Graham Brown

    In this episode, Paul is joined by Graham Brown (@GrahamDBrown), founder of Pikkal & Co – Award Winning Podcast Agency – an AI Powered, Data Driven B2B Podcast Agency in Singapore. He is a published author on the subject of The Digital Transformation of Communication, works including “The Human Communication Playbook”, “The Mobile Youth: Voices of the Connected Generation” – documenting the rise of mobile culture in the early 2000s in Japan, China, Africa and India and “Brand Love – How to Build a Brand Worth Talking About”.

    To stay updated with all things Rule the World, visit https://weareopusmedia.com/podcasts/

    To buy the book, Rule the World: Master the Power of Storytelling to Inspire, Influence and Succeed, click http://a-fwd.com/asin=1913170942

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareopusmedia/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareopusmedia/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulfurlongopus/


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    • 50 min
    Stories We Tell Ourselves with Narrative Therapist Dorian Haarhoff

    Stories We Tell Ourselves with Narrative Therapist Dorian Haarhoff

    In this episode, Paul is joined by Dorian Haarhoff, a South African/Namibian poet who facilitates creative writing, and story-telling wordshops and acts as a one-on-one writing mentor. In a past life, Dorian was a Professor of English Literature in Namibia, and Dorian now tinkers his trade in the street markets of the world. Mythology, creation spirituality, whole brain theory, the new Physics, narrative therapy, Ubuntu, Eco and Jungian psychology and the poetic tradition influence his writing and work.

    To stay updated with all things Rule the World, visit https://weareopusmedia.com/podcasts/

    To buy the book, Rule the World: Master the Power of Storytelling to Inspire, Influence and Succeed, click http://a-fwd.com/asin=1913170942

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weareopusmedia/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareopusmedia/

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/paulfurlongopus/


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    • 43 min

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