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Your Brand Story I

By |2021-09-27T18:41:46+00:00September 29th, 2021|

Let's dive directly into the post today. I have recently been working at improving my brand story and wanted to share the methodology with you. Before going into the methods, someone asked me why he needs a brand story. Well, so long as you have services which are for sale, or you want to convince [...]

Powering Through

By |2021-09-10T16:50:50+00:00September 10th, 2021|

As the summer draws to a close (I also ask myself which summer), it is a good time to reflect on what has been in the year so far. I wonder what that means for you? For me, that means looking back at some of the activities which I had lined up for the year [...]

The Art of Rehearsing

By |2021-08-13T13:48:25+00:00August 18th, 2021|

Did you know that there is an art and benefit to repetition? Why Rehearse? I received an eye-opening feedback after my MasterClass session. 'Ikenna, you are not as fluent as you would normally be'. This was the critical feedback from my number one critic. To be fair, those who hadn't ever heard me speak didn't [...]

Mapping Your Speech

By |2021-07-19T15:45:06+00:00July 21st, 2021|

A colleague asked me the other day after seeing my LinkedIn post - "Ikenna, how do you find time to write all these books?" By the way, she asked this not knowing that I have a finished story - The Leader's Tale, which I have been holding back from publishing. Have you ever noticed that [...]

Which Story to Tell

By |2021-06-22T19:37:36+00:00June 23rd, 2021|

It has been a busy period for me, almost missed out on this pot. Aside from trying to finalise my writing, the projects at work are also demanding more and more time. On the sunny side, I finally got solar panels installed in my home. I can now boast of contributing to the reduction of [...]

40 Storytelling Tips

By |2021-06-16T20:24:00+00:00June 16th, 2021|

This is one of those posts which I have always wanted to put together. I hope you get as much learnings from them as I have over time. Why 40 points? So that I have a good excuse to update it later. You don't need to be a Shakespeare to tell moving stories. You too [...]

Which Story?

By |2021-06-14T15:41:33+00:00June 2nd, 2021|

Last time we began looking at the different types of stories which one could tell. One of the questions which i typically get in these is; what is the difference between one type and another? Are you saying that all stories must fit into a particular box? The simple answer is nope, your story doesn't [...]

Which Story, When?

By |2021-05-26T18:46:26+00:00May 26th, 2021|

Let's jump into today's post. I was discussing with one of my colleagues about a presentation she was preparing for. And she wanted tips on how to find stories which could be used in her talk. That got me thinking, I mean it's all nice and good that I encourage you to use stories and [...]

Mirror to Anticipate

By |2021-05-03T16:59:21+00:00May 5th, 2021|

I had to give a short storytelling workshop last week for my colleagues. Before getting into the topic for this post, I thoroughly enjoyed myself, giving them a flavour of what you should do with storytelling. The feedback was also that they had a great time, so you can imagine how that brightened up the [...]

Dump the Crutch

By |2021-05-03T16:56:58+00:00May 3rd, 2021|

I got another question from my mail of last week. The best part for me with these queries is that I don't have to think about what to write. So please feel free to ask much more. How come I don't think people from my home country use crutch words as much? Or is it [...]

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