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Why Exactly 99?
99 is a nice round number - almost. And these stories are also nicely rounded out and complete - almost!
In each, there is room for interpretation and the opportunity to add your own meaning. Since you can't be expected to read between the lines if all the lines are filled, I'll leave the "last word" in each story to you!
Whether you find a story you love or hate, please your reaction!
Creative Learning Director of
The Flirefly Group.
© 2017 Brian Remer
Updated July 2017
What are 99-Word Stories?
99-Word Stories are powerful essays written briefly and to the point. Each contains a meaningful message with enough wiggle room for your own interpretation. Whether you use them for your own enjoyment, or the enrichment of your work team, what you think!
What would you like to do?
You can also read 99-Word Stories in the following on-line publications:
99's on the 9th - A 99-Word Story, discussion questions, and a brief interpretation ready to use with your group or just for yourself. Read the latest issue HERE then email brian(at)thefirefly.org to be added to the mailing list for free.
For July 2017
Glitch: What's your "goof" default mode?
What's your gut reaction when your team experiences a glitch or you, yourself, step into an "oops"? Each of us has an immediate reaction to mistakes whether our own or another person's. That reaction has a huge impact on how the problem eventually is resolved. Lead a discussion with your team about the two most common default modes for reacting to gaffs and errors. Then learn about a third way that's more productive in this issue of 99's on the 9th.
Power Tip: Solve problems faster by cultivating a new default mode based on responsibility.
The Firefly News Flash - Discoveries, ideas, and activities related to leadership, learning, and creativity all connected to one 99-Word Story. Read the latest monthly publication HERE. Send your e-mail address to brian(at)thefirefly.org for your FREE subscription.
The Thiagi GameLetter - A rich on-line resource for active and playful learning techniques for use by teachers and trainers. CLICK HERE to learn more or to subscribe. It's free!
Lessons for Leadership in 99 Words or Less - A recorded webinar available through Training Payback Network that you can watch for free. CLICK to find out why shorter can be better, experience 99-Word Story activities, and learn power tips for writing.
99-Word Stories - A self-paced presentation about 99-Word Stories that uses several examples to explain how to write them and how to learn from them. VIEW it and discover an alternative to the typical slide presentation.
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