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Mega hits 2015

We’ve been invited to work with a stunning variety of projects this year, exposed to ever-more stories and fields where it has been applied. This has meant a huge learning journey for us, needing to get to grips with crucial issues in different sectors, as well as different company cultures. In all, we’ve supported deeper, more effective and more vibrant stories in corporate, artistic, non-profit and social business spheres.

Here are some the projects we are most proud of:

“We re-found our focus for the organisation”

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Matt Jaems and Joeri Pruys prime interest in story was how they could turn their film Rotterdam I Love You into a wider movement in the city. Our continuing conversation ended up in a story workshop some months later. We took a deep look at the project’s points of magnetism and evolved a conversation about their project into deep reflection on Rotterdam culture and the role of cities in the 21st century.

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Story activation tool for Danish non-profits

After a successful workshop in November 2014, we worked with CISU to create a story activation tool for their 300-member network. After consultation, prototyping and testing, the tool provided input for CISU to conduct story workshops with their members. Words That Change provided story expertise, which CISU adapted and enhanced through the unrolling of its story programme. This is an example of in-skilling which allows us to have powerful impact where budgets need to be conserved for critical causes. Read more

Circle Economy

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Circle Economy promotes systems change in closing the loop in how we use resources at company, sector and regional level. At the start of 2015, they approached us with a question of how they can tell a better story. We designed a half-day workshop that brought together 15 team members, including leadership, to find their own personal story and how this merged to create the combined Circle Economy story.
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“Thank you for your great performance yesterday. People were really touched by the way you let them connect with their own story. Including myself ;)” Martin van Briemen, BRUIS Advies, consultant for Rotterdamse Nieuwe

Stories

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 […]