What's Your Story?

Welcome to CathyBrooks.com - the resource for building more persuasive stories in business

Okay, so it's my site, which means you'll mostly find my stories - my history, work and opinions (there are plenty of those). You'll also find errant sage bits of wisdom about the role of storytelling in business, and links to an array of resources that teach you how to connect "who" with "what", and as a result make your professional narrative more compelling and powerful. My name may be on the digital door, but everyone's story is welcome here.

 

OtherThanThat...

Baking Season Begins … With Humble Pie

When I lived in San Francisco, every year right around this time it began. Baking season. I grew up as the baker in the family, inheriting both an innate skill set as well as complete recipe box with instructions from the Brooks family’s master baker, my Mom-Mom Frieda. Whether banana bread (my signature baked good), coffee [...]

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SocialMediaHour

The Conversation with Cathy Brooks - Episode # - Apr 29,2014

Join Host Cathy Brooks most Tuesdays at 10am PST for lively discussion and debate that tackles ... well ... lots of things. We talk about business. We talk about society. We talk about culture. Mostly we talk about dogs. How is this show different? Simple. Because this show is not about our opinions - it is about yours too. Whether through our online chat or by picking up your phone and calling in, get involved. Join us. Let your thoughts be heard. See you on the radio ... kind of.

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StoryNavigation

The Guide to Compelling Narratives

We all have a story. Telling it is another matter. In business people frequently toss aside their true, personal perspective in favor of spin or, even worse, a recitation of their C.V. This workshop fixes that. You'll leave this 4-hour session with a more powerful and compelling professional narrative - and some great stories to share.

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Our Miss Brooks? Chatty Cathy? Whose site is this?

A good friend and colleague of mine once said she gets amusement from describing her career path as a peripatetic one. I laughed - both because I love effective use of .25 words and because it's a description that maps to my own career. When asked for a single sentence or phrase for self-description, I've taken to proffering: raconteur and genetically inclined connector.

The fun part is explaining what that means...

AlphaBitch

Be fierce as a female (especially in business) and chances are there's a word they'll call you. It's meant as an insult. It doesn't have to be. This book shows how.