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Photographer travels the world collecting people's inner thoughts | South China Morning Post

Photographer travels the world collecting people's inner thoughts | South China Morning Post | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

"The black-and-white images are not what you'd call artistic, but they remind photographer Mario Cacciottolo of the people he has met, and the tales they have told him about their lives.

 

For the project, Cacciottolo asks his subjects to write down something someone has told them on a large piece of paper.  He then takes their photograph with it, and records them explaining what it means. The results are uploaded onto someoneoncetoldme.com his website, where a new portrait goes online each day."

 

Read the full article to find out more about Mario's journey and visit his website to read some of the amazing stories he's collected.


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, February 18, 2014 1:43 AM

Wow - the power of words!  This project exemplifies the impact someone's words can have on you.  And the story you tell yourself about them.  Be sure to read the About Me page on the website.

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19 Jokes Only Grammar Nerds Will Understand

19 Jokes Only Grammar Nerds Will Understand | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it
The difference between knowing you're shit and knowing your shit.
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The best internal comms case studies of 2015 | LinkedIn - Gemma McGrattan

The best internal comms case studies of 2015 | LinkedIn - Gemma McGrattan | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

"We love a good conference here at Synergy, and last year we attended more than our fair share of seminars and speaker sessions. Read on to discover our favourite inspirational stories from 2015."


Read the full article to obtain the links to the following eight case studies and discover the gist of and why each of them are loved:

HSBC’s Shut Up and Listen Programme tells senior leaders to put a sock in itPurpose is everything for global carpet tile company InterfaceOdeon & UCI Cinemas invests in employer brandAdidas proves that it’s okay to failBarclays Digital Eagles goes from zero to heroVirgin Trains trade intranet for YammerClarks showcases the power of video to bring people togetherTouchstone puts diversity first
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I love case studies!  They often get me out of a rut and provide some much needed Inspiration when I feel like I'm doing the same-old-same-old.  As you access the case studies, scroll through the document as you'll find other case studies and other best bits from from the various conferences.

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16 Best Practices for Internal Communications | Enplug

16 Best Practices for Internal Communications | Enplug | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

"How well a message is communicated is as important as the message itself. When it comes to internal communications, this certainly holds true. Company culture can give your organization a major strategic advantage in these changing times. What your culture consists of – goals, values, and practices – must be effectively transmitted for employees to understand and act upon it. Therefore, it’s essential to focus not just on what you’re communicating but also how you’re communicating it."

 

Read the full article to view the infographic and find the link to the detailed guide explaining these 16 best practices for internal communications:

Envision, strategize & plan firstUse the right toolsBe visualMake it entertainingInclude metrics whenever possibleDon’t lose sight of the big pictureProvide channels for feedback and ideasEncourage cross-departmental communication and collaborationAvoid communication overloadDon’t just inform – inspire actionOpen the lines of communicationMaintain transparencyEncourage company-related use of social mediaShare industry news, trends and insightsUse internal communications to recognize and praise successCreate a customer-centric team with personas

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10 ways to get employees to create effective content | Ragan

10 ways to get employees to create effective content | Ragan | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

 

"If the content for your website, newsletter, landing pages or email campaigns isn't producing the results you want, consider shifting some of the marketing team's power to employees in other departments."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these 10 ways to get employees involved and share their insights and stories:

Ask for and share compelling client or customer stories.Show employees what's in it for them.Include content creation in job descriptions.Accept different forms of content.Make the submission process easy.Support and encourage personal brands.Track and analyze and share results.Reward conversions.Add key employees to your social media team.Provide ongoing education and training.
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Internal and external comms - aligning the message

Internal and external comms - aligning the message | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it
Should internal and external communication be treated as separate entities? I get asked this question a lot. There are constantly debates at conferences and online with comms pros mulling it over a...
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Chapter 16. Group Facilitation and Problem-Solving | Section 3. Capturing What People Say: Tips for Recording a Meeting | Main Section | Community Tool Box

Chapter 16. Group Facilitation and Problem-Solving | Section 3. Capturing What People Say: Tips for Recording a Meeting | Main Section | Community Tool Box | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it
Why should you record a meeting?


Options for recording a meeting


When should you record a meeting?


Who should record the meeting?


How do you record a meeting?


Following up: What to do with what you have recorded
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Storytelling Using Photography | Contrastly

Storytelling Using Photography | Contrastly | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

"Today, illustrations can also come in the form of photos. And in some cases, especially in classrooms, a series of photographs is used to tell a story. There are little to no words needed, just the photographs. This is what visual storytelling is all about."

 

Read the full article to find out more tips and tricks to help you create a moving story by using:

 

These five basic elements of a good storytelling photo:

moodideaemotionnarrationthe message

 

And ways to come up with photos that tell clear, focused stories.


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, August 7, 2014 2:30 PM

No matter your age or where you come from images can make a story more interesting and alive.

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Took Aline Smithson's photo workshop in Portland this weekend. We used many of these tips in our assignments and guess what? They all contribute to images that carry the story.

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5 Innovative Projects Show the Power of Citizen Collaboration | PBS MediaShift

5 Innovative Projects Show the Power of Citizen Collaboration | PBS MediaShift | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

"Few newsrooms are leveraging the storytelling potential of their audience and working with citizen reporters and their footage in meaningful ways. The recent Tow Center study on user-generated content found that “UGC is used by news organizations daily and can produce stories that otherwise would not, or could not, be told. However, it is often only used when other imagery is not available.”

 

The reporting projects below do not use citizen content only as a last resort. Instead, they work with citizens as collaborators in sourcing, investigating and reporting stories. They curate citizen content by finding, verifying and presenting reports from the communities they cover and help their audience understand the larger story that they contribute to. They have resulted in consequential and award-winning coverage, and for journalism educators gathered at this week’s annual AEJMC conference, as well as newsroom editors and entrepreneurs, they provide models of innovation worth paying attention to."

 

Read the full article to link directly to and find out more about these innovative collaborative storytelling opportunities:

India's community correspondentsReports from prisonMaking sense of a deluge of war videosFacilitating a community storytelling processEyewitness videos form centerpiece of investigation
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, August 16, 2014 1:36 AM

Take a look at these sites and be inspired.  How could you create your own collaborative storytelling effort for your family, group or community?


Be sure to check out part 2 of this article Skills, Attitudes and Approaches for the Journalist as Curator for more examples, tips, and things to consider when working in these types of collaborative projects.

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Infographic: Why your content isn't going viral

Infographic: Why your content isn't going viral | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it
You create good content, so why isn't anyone sharing it? This infographic explains, and offers ways you can tweak your content so people can't wait to share it.
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7 storytelling tips from Kurt Vonnegut | Gavin McMahon

"Kurt Vonnegut penned these 7 writing tips in 1985, in his essay "How to write with style." They're useful not just for writers, but for business people. Vonnegut's rules apply to creating content, presentations, and public speaking."

 

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Find a subject you care aboutDo not ramble, thoughKeep it simpleHave the guts to cutSound like yourselfSay what you mean to sayPity the readers
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Three Ways to Pump Up A Flat Story | Wakingstar

Three Ways to Pump Up A Flat Story | Wakingstar | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

"Do you ever tell a story, in speeches, in meetings, or at a dinner that just rolls along like a flat tire? Maybe it seems like everything’s ready to move but something feels kind of wobbly? Or instead of an “A-ha” at the end, you just get a long vacant look?


Well, a couple of years ago, in an attempt to pump up some old wobbly stories, I developed my story box. To motivate myself to really fill it up, I decided to set a goal: 30 stories in 30 days. It was hard going some days, my mind just didn’t want to wander to a new story. But I made it! And through this process, I came up with three basic tips to help pump up a story."


Read the full article to find out more about these three tips:

Find the changeRemember the lessonBridge, don't force
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Love the goal he set for himself - 30 stories in 30 days.  And I like that he was able to come up with these three tips to help pull out a story out of moments and memories.

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10 Best Books for Learning the Art of Business Storytelling | Story Bistro

10 Best Books for Learning the Art of Business Storytelling | Story Bistro | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

"There are scads of blog posts and books out there all telling you WHY storytelling is so important.  But HOW the heck do you tell a great story? That’s the $20,000 question.


It’s a question I attempt to answer here on this blog. And it’s the study of millions of writers, poets, marketers, speakers, and teachers across the globe. If you’d like to join them and learn more about HOW to tell a great story (and how to keep at it when you start to doubt yourself), here are my top book recommendations for you."


Read the full article to find the list and links to 10 books to get you started on the path to telling a compelling business story.


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Guiding Non-Comms Colleagues Through Internal Comms Challenges | Alive with Ideas

Guiding Non-Comms Colleagues Through Internal Comms Challenges | Alive with Ideas | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

"As an internal communicator a crucial part of your role is likely to be supporting and guiding a colleague through a comms challenge. They want your insight and expertise. That’s why they’ve asked for your input, isn’t it?


So when someone approaches you, how do you guide them through the ever-evolving world of comms? What do you get them to think about? And what is the opportunity for you personally and the comms team?"


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Shaping how comms can helpInput from our networkOther useful thoughts/tips/best practice ideas
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, February 4, 2:00 AM

What a wonderful treasure trove!  Communicators are taking on more of an advisor and coaching role. Be sure to bookmark this article as it provides so many ways for you to help others with their communication requests and challenges.

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Want to Improve Your Writing Skills? 5 Fun Storytelling Exercises to Try | The Write Life

Want to Improve Your Writing Skills? 5 Fun Storytelling Exercises to Try | The Write Life | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

"Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it’s perfect.  In Outliers, it’s called “putting in your 10,000 hours.” In The Talent Code, Daniel Coyle names it “deep practice,” small exercises that are both challenging and repetitive.

 

The goal: Get better, quicker.

 

But what about writers? How do we pursue deep practice?"

 

Read the full article to find out more about these five techniques to brush up on your writing skills:

People watchingBuy old postcards & photographsBrowse graveyards & phone booksStop reading and listenUse writing prompts
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Buzz - the power of an employee app inside Nationwide | simply communicate

Buzz - the power of an employee app inside Nationwide | simply communicate | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it
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How to write a professional thank-you note

How to write a professional thank-you note | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it
Sending a thank-you note involves more than just shooting off a quick email. Follow these steps to craft one that shows how professional and memorable you are.
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How to Capture Ideas Visually During Your Company Meetings

How to Capture Ideas Visually During Your Company Meetings | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it
How to capture ideas using visual techniques. Better note-taking strategies for your company meetings.
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How to Capture Ideas Visually During Your Company Meetings

How to Capture Ideas Visually During Your Company Meetings | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it
How to capture ideas using visual techniques. Better note-taking strategies for your company meetings.
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The 30 Most Brilliant Social Media Campaigns of 2014 (So Far) - The ExactTarget Blog

The 30 Most Brilliant Social Media Campaigns of 2014 (So Far) - The ExactTarget Blog | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it
In 2014, social media campaigns seem to have hit their stride. With so many channels available for brands, from the obvious Facebook and Twitter to the more niche-serving Pinterest and LinkedIn, we're seeing brands do some special things. Take a … Continued
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5 Internal Communications Trends | TheBuzzBin

5 Internal Communications Trends | TheBuzzBin | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

"With technology changing, the amount of resources a communicator has at his or her disposal continues to grow and evolve."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these five internal communication trends to look for in 2014 and beyond:

Responsive emailsMobile messagingSocial mediaVideoInfographics
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10 intranet features that should exist

10 intranet features that should exist | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it
From favorite food alerts to greeting card generators, these handy gizmos would make office life a tad more tolerable.
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Watch Your Figures: How to Use Numbers To Tell A Story | Klout Blog

Watch Your Figures: How to Use Numbers To Tell A Story | Klout Blog | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

"Incorporating numbers can be an effective storytelling approach because it allows people to include a lot of information in a short space—like a statistic, chart, or infographic. Additionally, numbers can help make more abstract ideas real and lend authority to content.

 

One reason many people shy away from using data in social storytelling is that numbers can confuse an audience. Data should never be befuddling—it should make content more understandable. You may be wondering, “How you can use numbers to make your content more valuable?” Luckily, several strategies already exist."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these strategies and see examples of using numbers to help tell your story:

Use comparisons to provide contextHook them with your main takeawayUse numbers to capture the spirit of exciting contentChoose your words carefullyUse numbers to build trust
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Eight Tips to Writing More Compelling Stories | Business 2 Community

Eight Tips to Writing More Compelling Stories | Business 2 Community | AMEA Communications | Scoop.it

"As captain of your corporate blog, how can you harness the power of storytelling?"

 

Read the full article to see examples and find out more about these eight things to consider when telling a story on your blog:

Ask Yourself WhyKeep It SimpleBe BriefBe BoldBuild a PersonaConsider Your CharactersRise and FallProofread
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, April 29, 2014 1:16 AM

Great tips to help you develop your story for any format.

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Digital Storytelling for Social Impact | The Rockefeller Foundation

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"Few could argue that storytelling is a powerful tool to inspire action and change, and to influence thought leaders and decision makers. The shape and delivery of stories has also shifted dramatically in the digital era. Long-form narrative and conventionalism journalism now share a stage with messages 140 characters or images that disappear in seconds after they are opened. There have never been more ways to reach audiences, but it's also never been more difficult to really reach them.

 

The Foundation recognizes a big opportunity in this intersection of story and technology, and has launched a project to consider the role that digital technology can play in elevating the practice of storytelling as a means to improve the well-being of the poor and vulnerable around the world.


We drew the insights and ideas in this report from interviews and roundtable discussions with thought leaders in entertainment media and news, brand strategy, technology, philanthropy, government, nonprofits, and business."

 

Read the blog post to find out more about the background of this report, as well as what the foundation's next steps are.  You can also download the report (same as above SlideShare) as a pdf.


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