Why storytellers should not practice in front of a mirror

By Limor Shiponi Surfing Sean Buvala’s blog I came across two new posts about what he calls the mythology of business storytelling. He’s breaking down some of the frequent statements flying around these days to demonstrate in a way, what’s really wrong about them. Yes, people are being told and being telling themselves quite a lot of misleading affirmations. I …

The voice of a storyteller

By Limor Shiponi “…once upon a time…” can you hear it even if no one speaks a word? Can you imagine those words’ effect like a tiny inner innocent shine joined by a sense of horror? I just love it. If I could live on listening to storytellers for my entire life, I would. Sometimes the world gives you signs …

Hamas ‘storytelling’ continued

By Limor Shiponi Previous part So what seems to be the dramatic peak has happened. You know that by now. As usual in Hamas ‘storytelling’ something ‘went wrong in the dark’ and it’s always the antagonist to blame. Blame is an important element with Hamas. Blame is good, it keeps the audience busy book-keeping, counting “one for me, one for …

Adagio 2000 by Garry Bardin

By Limor Shiponi Not long ago I led a workshop at the Open University over here. The participants are lecturers working with students in many knowledge fields, one of them teaches strategy. He asked me if I have a story about leadership and I told a story by Maxim Gorky. Several days later one of the other participants sent me …

Time to say bye-bye to the famous elevator speech

By Limor Shiponi Observing many narratives for quite a while now, not much good has come out of those speeches, although I’m sure there are people who will swear by them. Sorry, the next time you meet me, save it for yourself. I would probably be interested in much more. Besides, I don’t like you placing me in a position …