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Story Matters: Tapping into the Natural Power of Stories to Influence, Inspire and Motivate “The shortest distance between two people is a story…” “If a picture is worth a 1000 words a story is worth a 1000 pictures…” --Terrence Gargiulo Stories are fundamental to how we communicate, learn and think. Stories are the most efficient way of storing, retrieving, and conveying information. Since story hearing requires active participation on the part of the listener, stories are the most profoundly social form of human interaction communication, and learning. This storied talk will gallop you along a blazing trail of rousing insights. Discover how to tap into the natural power of story. From meaningful conversations to mining the wisdom of personal experiences, you’ll discover your potential to change the world through the stories you tell and the stories you listen to. Terrence Gargiulo former Chief Storyteller of Accenture and President of MAKINGSTORIES.net will be your narrative guide gifting you with new stories and a desire to put the stories that matter most for you to work in making the world a richer, better and more beautiful place. Terrence earned his Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Brandeis University. The Thomas J. Watson Foundation of IBM awarded him a fellowship for a year of independent study and research in Hungary on peak performance. Shortly thereafter, Terrence earned his Masters of Management from Brandeis University. Terrence is the former Chief Storyteller of Accenture.Terrence is the author of eight books several of which have been translated into Chinese, Korean, Russian and Spanish. For his creative use of narrative, INC Magazine awarded Terrence their Marketing Master Award. His work as an internationally recognized organizational development consultant earned him the 2008 HR Leadership Award from the Asia Pacific HRM Congress for his ground breaking research on story-based communication skills. Terrence wrote the libretto for his father’s opera Tryillias which was accepted for a nomination for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize in music. In 2009, Terrence and his sister Franca founded the Occhiata Foundation. The Occhiata Foundation brings arts engagement to Monterey County schools through the multidisciplinary prism of opera. Terrence is a frequent speaker at international and national conferences including the American Society for Training and Development (ATD), International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI), Academy of Management, Conference Board, Asia Pacific HRM Congress, Linkage Inc, Asia HR Summit,Association of Business Communications, Feast of Asia and he is a Field Editor for ASTD. His articles have appeared in American Executive Magazine, Journal of Quality and Participation, Communication World, ISPI Journal, and ASTD Links. He has appeared in interviews on FOX TV, Comcast Network and CNN radio. Terrence enjoys scuba diving, cooking, singing, and the sport of fencing. He was Junior National Champion, member of three US Junior World Championship teams, NCAA All American and an alternate for the 1996 Olympics.
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