In this corner we have those who have embraced storytelling with the fervor of foodies waiting in line at Salt & Straw for a scoop of the Freckled Woodblock Chocolate.
In the opposing corner, we have the suits who find phrases such as “We’re pleased to announce” and “a leading innovator in sequencing code for FPGA chips” carry a poetic cadence. Right, they’re the same people whose assistants wipe their brows with a hankie. It’s hard work being dull.
To help with your evaluation, we’ve put together this infographic, Storytelling vs Corporate Speak.”
If you were one of the few dropping by the neighborhood in the early days of the blog, the infographic might trigger a feeling of déjà vu. It’s not your imagination. We designed the first version of “Storytelling vs Corporate Speak” in 2011.
To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the blog, we dusted off the old artwork, added new modules, refreshed the design, and voilà — a French theme seems to be surfacing — a new infographic.
Note: Other posts crafted in the spirit of the blog’s 10-year run include:
- Ten Takes on the State of Storytelling in Business
- People Have Misunderstood the Meaning of Storytelling
- A Decade Anniversary Is a Convenient Excuse to Pause and Ask, Is The Argument for Storytelling Still as Compelling?
- I Read 10 Years’ Worth of Storytelling Posts. Here are the Ones That Qualify as Dreadful