Tag Archives: storytelling

Being The Story 2017

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If you follow me on Twitter you’ll have seen me talking about Being The Story, describing it as the most inspiring event I had attended last year. As an aside, at least one person did because they introduced themselves to me at the event, explaining my tweets had prompted them to sign up. Which is […]

SMEX17 Reflections: Expert Citizens

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There are some names and phrases in the charity world which, to me, just don’t feel right. ‘Stakeholders’ is the obvious one, but words that collectively describe people supported by charities such as ‘beneficiaries’, ‘patients’ and ‘clients’ also wrinkle my nose. Which is why I’m so taken with the concept of Expert Citizens and why […]

Being The Story: if you believe in a story, keep on telling it


It has taken me all weekend to gather my thoughts after Friday’s Being The Story event. It’s not often I’m lost for words. If you haven’t heard of Being The Story it was a one-day conference organised by the formidable Jude Habib, to celebrate the power of thought-provoking storytelling. The twitter hashtag, #BeingTheStory, is well […]

The Power of Storytelling

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Terms like ‘guerrilla-­­­­­­_____’, ‘placemakers’ and ‘sustainability’ are on an ever-growing list of buzzwords* adopted by everyone from the smallest charities to the biggest brands. Of course the problem with buzzwords is that the journey to the heights of popularity can quickly take a turn into a cul-de-sac of dilution and overuse, and these phrases risk […]

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