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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.