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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Storytelling for Community Engagement

  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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