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What this episode is about and why you should care

This episode of the Future of Work podcast I speak with Nancy Duarte, Principal, and Patti Sanchez, Senior Vice President of Strategic Services, at Duarte. Duarte is known as “persuasive presentation experts,” and those of you who are interested in learning and improving your presentation and speaking skills may be familiar with them. In this podcast, we look at why storytelling is a big part of the future of work. Nancy and Patti have a new book being released early next year about leaders as strong, transformative communicators titled, “The Torchbearer Leader.” I had an opportunity to preview their book and found it very fascinating. We talk about some of the concepts in their book that they refer to as “the torchbearer’s toolkit” as well technology and globalization, technology in storytelling, and storytelling as personal branding. This is a very thought-provoking podcast that will resonate with everyone. So tune in and listen to Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez on why storytelling is crucial to the future of work!

What you will learn in this episode

  • Background on Nancy Duarte and Patti Sanchez; and an overview of Duarte’s services
  • Duarte’s perspective on leadership and changes during the course of her career
  • A look at Duarte’s and Sanchez’s new book, “The Torchbearer Leader”
  • The “torchbearer’s toolkit,” communication tools for leaders and why they are so important
    • The importance of speeches
    • The benefit of stories
    • Ceremonies and their value in business
    • Symbols and how to leverage them in business
  • The framework: Dream. Leap. Fight. Climb. Arrive
  • Sanchez’s insight on these concepts and changes in the workplace
  • Why storytelling is becoming so important in business
  • The role of technology in storytelling
  • Duarte’s views on storytelling and globalization
  • Duarte on storytelling as personal branding
  • Sanchez on the importance of embracing vulnerability and empathy
  • Practical tips for leaders, executives and non-executives
  • Last words

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