Stories can be used throughout the project management lifecycle:
to gain buy-in and funding, relay expectations, explain key concepts,
address risk and stakeholder commitment, and promote successes and
accomplishments. To learn more about how project practitioners at
NASA shares lessons learned about project management through the
use of story, check out the online issue of ASK Magazine.
Doug Stevenson: Speaker, Author, Coach
& Denver Business Journal columnist
Doug Stevenson, a professional speaker, author, entrepreneur, and
former actor, brings a unique perspective to the challenge of business
presentations and public speaking. He writes a monthly column on
presentation skills for the Denver Business Journal and has
coached over 500 business professionals, speakers and trainers on
speaking, storytelling, speech construction and delivery.
International Storytelling Center
The International Storytelling Center provides the experiences,
knowledge, and tools necessary to inspire and empower individuals
and families, organizations and institutions, and communities and
cultures around the nation and the world to use storytelling to
create positive change.
National Storytelling Network
The National Storytelling Network offers direct services, publications
and educational opportunities to several thousand individuals, local
storytelling guilds and associations. These services are designed
to improve the quality of storytelling at all levelsin entertainment
venues, in classrooms and libraries, and wherever storytelling can
make a contribution to quality of life.
Northlands Storytelling Network
Started in the fall of 1991, Northlands Storytelling Network is
a community of storytellers and storylisteners in the upper Midwest.
As the largest regional storytelling organization in the country,
NSN serves tellers and storytelling enthusiasts in Minnesota, Iowa,
Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan.
THIRSTY FISH Story
THIRSTY-FISH is devoted to the marketing of social and business
innovation, and fostering the next tipping-points of change. The
consultancy serves innovators, visionaries, and change-makers—helping
to translate new, different, and complex ideas into story strategies
and campaigns that can travel across culture. Through a unique set
of organizational solutions (story audits, reframing strategies,
message maps, branded promotions, and training workshops), senior
leaders learn how to see through invisible barriers that otherwise
prevent cultural behavior change to take hold. As a learning laboratory,
the company has tested and refined their unique methods across 30+
organizations including icons such as AARP, NASA, Ernst & Young
LLP, and The Nature Conservancy. Their founder and CEO, Michael
J. Margolis is also a contributing author to the forthcoming book,
Wake Me Up When the Data is Over: How Organizations Use Stories
to Drive Results.