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Business of Story

May 21, 2018

The power of anecdote is so great that it has a momentum all its own. No matter how boring the facts are, with a compelling brand story, you feel like you’re on a train that has a destination. Those anecdotes are told using stories.

Stories sell. And as an entrepreneur, your #1 job will be to sell yourself and your...


May 14, 2018

By now, you know the importance of using inspiration, relatability in your stories. Still, it can be difficult to combine all three. Yet our guest, Michael Backes, has mastered it through the art of surprising and suspenseful story structures.

Michael Backes is a brilliant man with many areas of expertise. Not only is...


May 7, 2018

If you are a leader of a purpose-driven brand, then you appreciate the growing industry of sustainability.  But many brands are still struggling with how to tell their corporate social responsibility narratives and their stories of sustainability - because they’re too often focused on their efforts rather...


Apr 30, 2018

Shawn Callahan, co-owner of Anecdote and co-creator of the Storytelling for Leaders and Storytelling for Sales deliberate practice programs, is an expert at helping people explore ways to put stories to work for their brand and in their business.

In this week's episode, we're sharing ways to create a courageous and...


Apr 23, 2018

We’re all guilty of putting profits above people at some point in our lives. All too often, brand marketers forget that we’re communicating with humans, not numbers. But success is often measured by how we impact the lives around us, and as storytellers we should always aim to connect with and help one another.

Our...