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Business of Story

Aug 19, 2015

Dr. Paul Zak of the Center for Neuroeconomics Studies joins The Business of Story this week to discuss the implications of the scientific proof that we are biologically wired for story.

For more information on Dr. Paul Zak, you can visit his website. 

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In This Episode

  • Oxytocin, or the moral molecule, and its acute, chemical effect on the brain
  • What the neuroeconomy is, and how to apply it to your business
  • What you need to know as a business communicator to release oxytocin in your audience
  • Steps to build stories that have a distinct chemical effect on the brain and influence others
  • The ZEST score, and how to use this mathematical equation to predict your story's success


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