Words That Change

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Words That Change develops stories and trains storytellers to inspire communities in business and non-business spheres. Work with us to bring your powerful ideas alive, and to turn your organisation into a movement of storytellers.

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In the end, stories are all we have

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Amsterdam’s daily newspaper Het Parool recently interviewed me about storytelling. The interview is in Dutch, so I’ve translated one of the passages below.

People need human contact, especially with much online. They want a feeling of living in a community. Coming together and listening to a story gives a feeling of connection that so many of us miss.

It’s as true for wider society, as it is in business. I wonder where you can create more connection in your work?

 

“We re-found our focus for the organisation”

After three years of realising their film and urban movement Rotterdam I Love You Matt and Joeri sat down for a half-day story insight workshop and this to say:


Triodos Head-Heart Impulse for Entrepreneurs

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The progressive bank Triodos has built an outstanding reputation in creating financial services that benefit society and the environment. By offering the services of a standard retail bank but focusing its resources and financial management on people and planet the bank has not only created an impressive degree of impact, but also a burgeoning client base, anxious for banking that not only does less harm, but actively does good. Read more

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“As the world and information move faster and faster we have lost touch with storytelling. We have become too reliant on forms of communication scant on emotion and passion that tend to pass us by faster than we can even interpret. Over the years, the act of storytelling has become a lost art – a relic […]

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I spent a brilliant time with a group of corporate leaders in the Autumn. Having organised a pitching competition, they wanted a little storytelling help, so I came in to enjoy their company. Now I must tell you, this was a very analytic division of quite an analytic company.  Being much more at ease in the creative […]

What to expect at the Media Trust story training for non-profits on 4 December – to which you can sign up here. It’s rare now to see non-profit organisations talking only about themselves. Instead they are becoming very good at telling the stories of other people: the ones that speak for themselves about the good […]