The author posits that telling a compelling story builds credibility for yourself and your ideas. He says that most effective stories share five characteristics:
audience-specific, contextualizes your story, humanizes your story, makes it action-oriented, and allows you to show humility. Drawing on your current or past
position, describe a workplace situation where storytelling would be helpful in getting a point across. What story would you use to support an idea? Support
your example with specific observations about three of the five characteristics.
Discussion Board Topic #2: The Road to Effective Organizational Communication
This week’s reading, Corporate Communication and Contemporary Business Challenges, is classical research from an era when the term “corporate
communication” was coined. Page 8 lists three communication functions that the author labels as a path to success. Are these steps consistent with the
information presented in previous readings? How do they differ or confirm what you now know about organizational communication?