26 episodes

Great story-telling is essential to effectively communicate your ideas in order to inspire and influence your audience. In this show, Paul Furlong, Creative Director at Opus Media, deconstructs world-class story-tellers from all echelons of society. Digging deep, Paul attempts to find the recurring and unique principles they use 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

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Great story-telling is essential to effectively communicate your ideas in order to inspire and influence your audience. In this show, Paul Furlong, Creative Director at Opus Media, deconstructs world-class story-tellers from all echelons of society. Digging deep, Paul attempts to find the recurring and unique principles they use 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

    Leading your Audience with Stand-up Comic Finbar Healy

    Leading your Audience with Stand-up Comic Finbar Healy

    In this episode I'm 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.

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

    The Origins of Storytelling with Anthropologist Professor Polly Wiessner

    In this episode I'm 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.

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

    The Difference You Make with Executive Coach Andrew Gibson

    In this episode I'm 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.

    • 32 min
    Creating Impact with Impacttologist Martin Brooks

    Creating Impact with Impacttologist Martin Brooks

    In this episode I'm joined by impacttologist Martin Brooks (@impacttologist). Martin helps people create the "impact" through rhetoric, body language, tone, gesture and emotion in their presentations and storytelling that is representative of their potential - rather than their current combination of confidence and communication skills.

    • 40 min
    Story Selling with Smart Selling Expert Russ Hope

    Story Selling with Smart Selling Expert Russ Hope

    In this episode I'm joined by Russ Hope (@russellhope), managing director of Plain Selling. Russ helps businesses explore new income streams and achieving huge growth through the implementation of a smart and simple sales methodology. Russ is brilliant at engaging with prospects correctly and working in partnership with clients creating a situation where a 'cold called' prospect will be glad that they've picked up the phone to someone representing your company.

    • 29 min
    Rule the World Conference Talk from host Paul Furlong

    Rule the World Conference Talk from host Paul Furlong

    In this episode, you can hear the storytelling for business talk that was delivered by podcast host Paul Furlong at the BNI UK Director's Conference 2019 in Nottingham. In the talk, Paul shares some practical hints and tips to help the audience become inspirational storytellers by telling well-timed, well-told stories to get the results they want in near enough any context.

    • 28 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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