storytelling

The Scary Layer Underneath Vulnerability: Shame

by Terry Gault In 1993, I was cast in the title role of an adaptation of “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” the poetic philosophical treatise of Freidrich Nietzsche. With 5 weeks left, we were still working on refining the script to its finished form. The language was dense. The play was rich in metaphor and symbolism. I knew the part would be daunting but I’d already played Hamlet. I figured, “This can’t be harder to do than...

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Doug Serena CIO, Episode 5 of 5

by Terry Gault Doug Serena, CIO is a five webisode miniseries produced by Einstein Films for Serena Software that shows an IT leadership team using Orchestrated IT to power their company to tremendous commercial success. A few weeks ago, we posted Episode 1 of “Doug Serena, CIO”.  Today, Episode 5 launched. We share this post with you, our gracious readers, because storytelling is a powerful tool in communication.  This video embodies our ethos about using...

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Episode 4: Doug Serena CIO

by Terry Gault Doug Serena, CIO is a five webisode miniseries produced by Einstein Films for Serena Software that shows an IT leadership team using Orchestrated IT to power their company to tremendous commercial success. A few weeks ago, we posted Episode 1 of “Doug Serena, CIO”.  Today, Episode 4 launched. We share this post with you, our gracious readers, because storytelling is a powerful tool in communication.  This video embodies our ethos about using...

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Doug Serena, CIO: Episode 3

by Terry Gault “Dying is easy, comedy is hard” is a famous quote usually attributed to Edmund Kean, a famous Shakespearean actor in the 1800s. David Hurwitz, Senior VP of WW Marketing at Serena Software shared that quote in describing why he wanted to create a dramatic mini-series (with humor) that weaves a demo of Serena’s Orchestrated IT solution into a story about a real world problem that CIOs and IT teams face in supporting...

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Upcoming Workshop Dates

Once a quarter The Henderson Group holds a “By Invitation Only” Complete Communicator and Art of Presentation workshop in San Francisco, led by our VP of Services, Terry Gault.   Complete Communicator June 21-22, 2012 in San Francisco   Art of Presentation May 31-June 1, 2012 in San Francisco   Apply now or Contact us for more information

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‘Visual Storytelling’: New Language for the Age of Data Overload

We now live in a world where information is potentially unlimited. Information is cheap, but meaning is expensive. Where is the meaning? Only human beings can tell you where it is. We’re extracting meaning from our minds and our own lives.  -George Dyson Great article on Information Graphics in Context and the visual vocabulary of storytelling from The Atlantic! photo credit: vancouverfilmschool

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

by Terry Gault   Simon Sinek has a simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership all starting with a golden circle and the question “Why?” His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King, and the Wright brothers … YouTube / TEDx Talks – via Iframely I want to share this terrific video, and my “why”. When clients learn that I have a background in the theater and entertainment industry, they sometimes ask, “Do you miss it?”...

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Choose Your Mood

Editor’s Note:  This is a guest post by BrillianceInc. Had any negative thoughts recently that you just couldn’t seem to shake? Maybe someone cut you off in traffic and it bugged you the whole commute. Or maybe the company issued yet another dictum that had you steaming all day. Or maybe you keep running a frustrating conversation over and over again in your mind. Ever get home and dump accumulated frustration on the closest innocent...

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The Power of Passion (video)

The Henderson Group‘s first video featuring Terry Gault in a series of presentation tips and techniques. YouTube / thehendersongroup – via Iframely How to scale up the energy?  Expand your vocal range for greater emphasis.  Not only will it help to hold audience attention, but also you’ll telegraph how you feel about what you are saying.  Scaling up the energy will command more attention and project more confidence and charisma. Broader gestures draw the eye and...

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