Corporate Golpo

YSB Hangout: Storytelling As A Communication Tool

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Storytelling is the new buzz in town. Everyone is talking about it. Everyone is curious about it. Few are experimenting with it. Many are wary of it. And there are many who are ignorant about it!

What Does Storytelling Do To Communications?

The word Golpo is the soul of everything that Your Story Bag stands for. It really is a very unique word in meaning and application. While Golpo means ‘story’ in Bengali, it also means ‘having a conversation’. In this Hangout Devdarshan and I list out the importance of stories in generating conversations. Today it is no longer about stating facts, it is about bringing out the stories behind the facts. How does then storytelling become an powerful communications tool? Read More

10 Lessons from 100 Stories - 2

10 Lessons from 100 Stories : How Ideas Became Stories At HCL Technologies – Part 2

By | Corporate Golpo, Storyteller's Diary | No Comments

Last week I shared the top 5 lessons from telling 100 stories at HCL.

You may ask how different are these stories anyway? In an IT / ITES organization, these are all engineers that we are talking about! When I started writing this piece, I realized that I could actually write 100 lessons from 100 stories! That would mean sharing all the 100 stories!

What makes each of these stories unique is that there is a different client in every case. The complexity of the problem is different. The response to challenge, problem solving and the genesis of every idea is different.

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10 Lessons from 100 Stories - 1

10 Lessons From 100 Stories – How Ideas Became Stories At HCL Technologies: Part 1

By | Corporate Golpo, Storyteller's Diary | 2 Comments

I firmly believe that good stories come to those who believe in the power of stories. Or else how could I ever tell this story of a 100 stories? For every storyteller the story of the first story is always a special one. Quite like having the first child, you are anxious and excited about it. You become responsible. You begin to look at the world differently. You want to be a better person and perform to your fullest potential. And like every parenting journey teaches parents something new about parenting that they hadn’t known of, so does every story teach a storyteller something new about her craft.  Read More