Stop repeating yourself
Conveying much more
than ideas with stories




     Shawn Callahan
     Founding Director
     An...
Share a moment with your colleagues
about a time when you’ve experienced a
turning point in your efforts to engage a
     ...
“The shortest distance between
    two people is a story.”
                    Terrence Garguilo
Why?
simple
         C=E
Standard Operating Procedures
        Best practice
  One or few good answers
complicated
  C         E
          Analysis
       Expert mindset
A range of possible answers




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Do
Remarkable Things
Shawn Callahan
                  shawn@anecdote.com.au
                   www.anecdote.com.au
                      twitte...
Storytelling for Community Engagement
Storytelling for Community Engagement
Storytelling for Community Engagement
Storytelling for Community Engagement
Storytelling for Community Engagement
Storytelling for Community Engagement
Storytelling for Community Engagement
Storytelling for Community Engagement
Storytelling for Community Engagement
Storytelling for Community Engagement
Storytelling for Community Engagement
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A presentation to the International Association for Public Participation (19/5/09) on storytelling for community engagement.

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  1. 1. Stop repeating yourself Conveying much more than ideas with stories Shawn Callahan Founding Director Anecdote
  2. 2. Share a moment with your colleagues about a time when you’ve experienced a turning point in your efforts to engage a community. What happened?
  3. 3. “The shortest distance between two people is a story.” Terrence Garguilo
  4. 4. Why?
  5. 5. simple C=E Standard Operating Procedures Best practice One or few good answers
  6. 6. complicated C E Analysis Expert mindset A range of possible answers simple C=E Standard Operating Procedures Best practice One or few good answers
  7. 7. complex complicated C C E E Analysis Patterns Never complete Expert mindset The stakeholders decide A range of possible answers what’s good simple C=E Standard Operating Procedures Best practice One or few good answers
  8. 8. complex complicated C C E E Analysis Patterns Never complete Expert mindset The stakeholders decide A range of possible answers what’s good chaotic simple C≠E C=E Take action Standard Operating Procedures Push into the other domains Best practice One or few good answers Snowden, D. J. and M. E. Boone (2007). quot;A Leader's Framework for Decision Making.quot; Harvard Business Review November.
  9. 9. Do Remarkable Things
  10. 10. Shawn Callahan shawn@anecdote.com.au www.anecdote.com.au twitter: unorder slideshare: http://www.slideshare.net/ShawnCallahan/stop- repeating-yourself-conveying-much-more-than-ideas-with- stories
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