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2021 will be a different story…?

5 January 2021|

After the challenges of 2020, the new year is a moment to notice and consolidate the skills we've learned, so we can benefit from our new learning in 2021. One such key skill is story. Storytelling has shone out [...]

We do face-to-face training online

23 March 2020|

Right now, as our response to Covid-19, you can book an on-line workshop for your team and we will deliver the very best face-to-face experience that we can in an online environment. Many of you will have experienced Cygnus Extra [...]

Tell great stories in your virtual meetings

20 March 2020|

This week, as many of our face-to-face meetings started to get replaced with video calls the world suddenly felt different. We’ve all been adapting and thinking about how to make the most of the skills we have in a rapidly [...]

Seven Steps to Digital Storytelling

2 March 2020|

The strong focus on telling personal stories at Berkeley’s StoryCenter opens up the door to some interesting ideas around how to use storytelling in a business setting. In May 2019 I headed off to Berkeley, California; I was taking part [...]

Own the insight in your storytelling

15 November 2019|

I heard a fair few stories yesterday! They were stories that were told with a very clear purpose and made the day sparkle, especially when they got just a bit personal. I was taking part in the CRNS annual conference [...]

Website for Charles Piazzi Smyth

20 March 2019|

Meet our new best friend, Charles Piazzi Smyth, one of Edinburgh's real Victorian characters. A very capable scientist but with some wacky ideas about pyramids! We recently sponsored and built the website for the 200th anniversary of the Edinburgh-based Victorian astronomer [...]

2019: the year of the story?

28 January 2019|

Last year in Scotland many of us celebrated The Year of Young People. It was the latest of Scotland’s themed years, an engaging government initiative to promote different aspects of Scottish life and culture. We’d already enjoyed a year of [...]

Study skills are for life

27 November 2018|

Recently I’ve been working with school pupils to help them develop the skills they need to be able to do independent studying. Of course, the immediate goal is passing exams and achieving those BHAGs (Big Hairy Audacious Goals) of university, [...]

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