28 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.

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

    • Marketing
    • 5.0 • 9 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 www.TheWriterCoach.com

    Universal Appeal with Fairytale Expert Suse Weisse

    Universal Appeal with Fairytale Expert Suse Weisse

    In this episode Paul is joined by Suse Weisse, teacher of the art of storytelling at the Free University of Berlin as well as at the Berlin University of the Arts. Here, we discuss how to tell a story that appeals to your audience, regardless of their background, culture or language barrier. She is a co-founder of the narrative theater ensemble FabulaDrama in Berlin and has received many awards as a narrator. She has developed a special form of multilingual narration. Tune in to hear more.

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

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

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

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

    • 38 min
    Communication Styles with Julian Lewis

    Communication Styles with Julian Lewis

    In this episode, Paul is joined by Julian Lewis (@julian_lewis), bestselling author of Infinite Giving and business coach at Integrus Global. Julian is passionate about helping his clients to create successful teams and raise their performance levels. He believes that everyone achieves more when they are surrounded by the right people. With 20 years experience in business, Julian works with others to grow, unlocking their true potential. Tune in to hear more.

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

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

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

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

    • 50 min
    Planting Ideas with Dr. Uri Hasson

    Planting Ideas with Dr. Uri Hasson

    In this episode Paul is joined by Dr. Uri Hasson, Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Institute at Princeton University. He studies the brain responses to natural, real-life events. In particular, he’s interested in understanding how communication through storytelling can affect human cognition. Tune in to hear more.

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

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

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

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

    • 44 min
    Leading your Audience with Stand-up Comic Finbar Healy

    Leading your Audience with Stand-up Comic Finbar Healy

    In this episode Paul is joined by Finbar Healy (@finhealycomedy). In  the words of Fin, he is the world’s finest comedian known to only those in Newcastle and the surrounding areas. And sometimes not even there. He’s also an actor who can’t sing, a dancer who can’t dance and a voice over artist as long as a north east accent is required as other accents aren’t available. Tune in to hear more.

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

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

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

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

    • 44 min
    The Origins of Storytelling with Anthropologist Professor Polly Wiessner

    The Origins of Storytelling with Anthropologist Professor Polly Wiessner

    In this episode Paul is joined by Professor Polly Weissner, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Utah and Arizona State University. Over the past forty years, she has conducted research among the !Kung Bushmen of the Kalahari Desert. She is currently studying conversations and activities that take place after dark to understand how extending the day with firelight enhanced human sociality. Tune in to hear more.

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

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

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

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

    • 29 min
    The Difference You Make with Executive Coach Andrew Gibson

    The Difference You Make with Executive Coach Andrew Gibson

    In this episode Paul is joined by leadership coach Andrew Gibson (@ajggibson). Andrew is an executive coach in leadership development, public speaking and career development  and is the author of What’s Your URP and the upcoming Make Life Simple. In this episode we talk about how to build your social capital through storytelling and why the phrase, "Please tell me a story of how you helped someone recently” is so powerful. Tune in to hear more.

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

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

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

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

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Andrew J G Gibson ,

Fascinating and Powerful Podcast

In this data hungry world, it is more important than ever before to understand how stories make a difference in your personal and business life. Paul Furlong interviews amazing guests and the podcasts he produces are truly insightful. This podcast makes a difference.

John C Drysdale ,

Excellent resource

Lot's of really useful ideas, required listening for leaders and anyone who wants to get their story across and really engage their audience.

Dave Verburg ,

Thank You.

Thanks Paul for putting this series together. In getting together some of the best storytellers out there, you have created a fantastic resource for those of us who value the power of story telling.
Some great gems here especially when Michael Davis explains the benefits on not going into to much detail, and allow the listener to fill in some of the blanks.

I look forward to the next series!

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