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15 Common Video Mistakes You Should Avoid As A Beginner

15 Common Video Mistakes You Should Avoid As A Beginner | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it
If it's one thing I've learned in my 15 plus years in the television and video world, bad habits and video mistakes are easy to come by.  To make things worse, bad habits are hard to reverse.

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How to tell engaging stories for non-profits, charities, and causes

Nonprofits are great at collecting data but often fail to share their information in a compelling way. Stories are the answer. With live links to video examples

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Making it interesting and engaging for charities and causes...

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Create Epic Stories

Create Epic Stories | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it

"Shorthand writes about itself Shorthand is a customisable, easy-to-use platform set to provide a fresh take on traditional web publishing formats. Shorthand can be found at shorthand.com.

But what is it really? Well, it looks like a new storytelling tool - but it's still under development. Let's see what happens."


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Excited to see where this web publishing story platform could take us. 

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Top 10 Storytelling Cliches Writers Need To Stop Using

Top 10 Storytelling Cliches Writers Need To Stop Using | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it

"Cliché is the enemy of good writing. 

 

We, as writers, are trained to kill clichéd phrases in sentences. But that's not the only place they can hide—they can infect the spaces between the words, too.

 

Clichés can infect storytelling techniques."


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Luca Brigada's curator insight, April 10, 2013 3:01 AM

An interesting article about cliches writers, it's very important for who work with storytelling:

 

"Cliché is the enemy of good writing. 

We, as writers, are trained to kill clichéd phrases in sentences. But that's not the only place they can hide—they can infect the spaces between the words, too."

Jessica Zepeda's comment, September 19, 2013 3:55 PM
I picked this article because I feel like sometimes I might be guilty of using cliches in my writing in which I shouldn't do!
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Extending Pixar’s Rules of Storytelling to Experience Design


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This is takes the 22 Rules of Storytelling into a whole new perspective. It's an integrated approach to use experience design with storytelling. The two naturally are aligning itself to better storytelling. 

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Gregg Morris's curator insight, April 9, 2013 3:32 PM

"Pixar is a creative organization we often draw inspiration from. Aerogramme Writers’ Studio recently captured a list of Pixar’s 22 Rules of Storytelling, a list originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist.

 

It's a really nice list. And it closely overlaps with what we all do with envisioning and writing into existence what an experience should be.

 

So I had some fun, took some creative license, and changed a couple our words in [brackets] below to compare the rules of storytelling to the design of experiences:"

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[Audio] Tom Perrotta on What Makes a Good Story? | "Best American Short Stories 2012"

[Audio] Tom Perrotta on What Makes a Good Story? | "Best American Short Stories 2012" | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it

Tom Perrotta talks to Jim Fleming about what makes a great short story and his work as editor of "The Best American Short Stories 2012."

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He is exactly right, emotional stories are what makes a good story. After hearing this interview it makes me think how I need to begin reading more short stories. Just bought his book, The Best American Short Stories You might want to grab yourself a copy. http://amzn.to/WpIcyM

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Rich Media Digital Publishing Platforms Are Transforming Storytelling

Rich Media Digital Publishing Platforms Are Transforming Storytelling | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it
Blog post at The Future of Ink : Guest post by Matt Edelman, featured panelist at the Digital Publishing Online Intensive.

Storytellers are the most influential members o[..]

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This post is a wise observation on where stories are at and the important thing for storytellers to take away from this article is that given there be so many stories being utilized today, what are you doing to make a better story to cut through the digital noise? 

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Storytelling in Web Design

Storytelling in Web Design | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it

If you have ever taken a creative writing class, you probably were told “show, don’t tell,” when writing. The same is true for storytelling within a brand. By simply presenting a setting, character, and action, business storytellers allow customers to enter into the story of their brands in a personal, relatable way. In many cases, the character can be the customer and the action can be the sale.


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4 Elements of Epic Storytelling

4 Elements of Epic Storytelling | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it
Epic storytelling has a certain formula that can produce a killer product.

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These four elements of epic storytelling can have huge results in business storytelling. Take a lesson from fantasy writers and see how they make attention and suspension in their stories. These important tools can be used as marketable stories for your audience. Good job Codey Amprim from mythicscribes.com, you have a great blog. 

 

1. Doom, Tempered with Hope2. Inspiration, Mingled with Fear3. Dumbfounding Awe and Presentation4. Use of Scale
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Parker Donat's comment, February 18, 2013 4:25 PM
Thanks for the share Gregg. I like the simplicity of using these 4 ideas for creating attention for any story creator. Cheers!
Gregg Morris's comment, February 18, 2013 4:32 PM
Simple almost always seems to work best doesn't it Parker? Wish I could always remember that! :)
Judith van Praag's curator insight, February 19, 2013 11:44 AM

Epic Tales and wom/man author hero.

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Disney's Biggest Stars Join Forces for Skylanders-Style Gaming Mash-Up

Disney's Biggest Stars Join Forces for Skylanders-Style Gaming Mash-Up | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it

Chris Kohler:  "If you're at all familiar with the success of Skylanders, you won't be too surprised by Disney's latest gaming initiative."


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I wouldn't be surprised if Disney pulls off this multi-story world game and makes millions.

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 15, 2013 11:29 PM

It's called Infinity and, if Skylanders is anything to go by, we're going to be hearing a lot about it in the next few months.  Must say, I don't mind ... it looks pretty cool.  It combines characters from multiple Disney storyworlds into a single game with the potential to mix and match them in levels of your own creation.  John Lasseter has described it as “a tool chest for creativity".

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15 Common Video Mistakes You Should Avoid As A Beginner

15 Common Video Mistakes You Should Avoid As A Beginner | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it
If it's one thing I've learned in my 15 plus years in the television and video world, bad habits and video mistakes are easy to come by.  To make things worse, bad habits are hard to reverse.

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8 Ways to Tell Your Company's Story - exploreB2B

8 Ways to Tell Your Company's Story   - exploreB2B | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it
In search of content marketing inspiration, I found the SlideShare production: How to Tell Your Company's Story: 8 Questions to Get You Startedby Ann Handley from Marketing Profs. Did the ...

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Many companies don't know where to start when it comes to storytelling. Especially, B2B companies. There is a good way to start and that is asking the right questions. And what a better way than to be ask questions geared toward the underutilized marketing tool of storytelling. 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 18, 2012 1:04 PM

I think the questions posed here to help you figure out your business stories are just terrific. There are 8 of them and will really get you thinking about your business, what makes you unique, and the stories you could possibly tell.


Even if your business or organization (for profit or nonprofit), these questions are important to ask. So how would you answer these questions?


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 16, 2013 1:13 PM
I so agree Parker! Many thanks for your comment. My apologies for not responding sooner. There's a glitch in the program here where I am unaware when someone posts a comment. And yes, success is all about asking the right questions!
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Storytelling is the top issue for 483 Corporate Communications Execs

Storytelling is the top issue for 483 Corporate Communications Execs | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it
In the latest findings from Incite, we rank the top 5 issues for corporate communications execs.

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I think this issue is confusing for executives. They may think this is only a face to face presentation form of storytelling when I think the focus should also be on the multimedia delivery of storytelling to for internal and external communication. 

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Parker Donat's comment, September 21, 2013 12:48 PM
Great stuff! Thanks for sharing.
Karen Dietz's comment, September 22, 2013 10:43 AM
Hi Parker -- I appreciate you adding your voice here. In my experience, executives are too quick to put their stories into digital media. The ability to build a personal connection is lost when doing so. There are times when moving a story into digital media is important, but far greater value is created when sharing stories in person.
OLAJUMOKE's curator insight, September 26, 2013 7:47 AM

Being able to captivate your sub without boring them.

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Storytelling Is The New SEO [LIVE Raleigh SEO Meetup 3.26] TRENDING on @SlideShare

Google Panda and Penguin algorithm changes have a secret implication - that content is truly and finally KING. Not all content is equal. Some content has higher engagement potential.

Storytellig Is The New SEO discusses how leading online storytellers such as RIE.com and Patagonia.com weave stories into their website, communication and marketing.

Developing a gamification layer is key to making stories resonate over time. SEO is the New Storytelling discusses how to create three types of gamification: Active, Passive and Real Time.

Presentation was created for Raleigh SEO Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/RaleighSEO/ on Tuesday 3.26 and will be broadcast live via a Google Hangout.

Join Google Hangout here: https://plus.google.com/events/c46hqgi89ig21oef90qafggoiho  ;

 

And yes, SEO is the great white whale :).

COOL, tendingn on SlideShare with over 2,000 views in a day! LIVE tomorrow night. 



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I'm a huge fan of this Slide by Marty Smith. 

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Jonny Delta's comment, March 27, 2013 7:32 AM
your welcome Lisa,
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 10, 2013 10:46 AM
Thanks Lisa, Jonny and Parker. You guys ROCK :). Marty
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 10, 2013 10:47 AM
Thaks to the "other Martin" too. Martin Sturmer ROCKS too.
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What is "StoryBranding" and how is it different from storytelling?

This short video talks about the fundamentals of StoryBranding as discussed in Jim Signorelli's best selling book on the subject: StoryBranding: Creating Sta...

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As the idea of story branding becomes more accepted the stories businesses tell are going to increase in effectiveness. 

 

It's not about how much money you have, it is about how good your story is for me to buy your product or service.  

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Storytelling for the YouTube Generation

An updated version of Storytelling for the YouTube Generation

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Looking through this Prezi I found good ideas about storytelling on Youtube I've never thought of before. Like making the Rock Dating Game and how to to tell a story with typography. All these ideas can be applied to any business storytelling arsenal. 

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UCLA Film School professor Howard Suber explains how you can be a better storyteller

UCLA Film School professor Howard Suber explains how you can be a better storyteller | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it

Howard Suber is one of my mentors. He founded the graduate program I was in at UCLA and has taught literally thousands of students about the power of film and narrative structure.


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Gregg Morris's comment, March 5, 2013 2:48 PM
I signed up for the weekly newsletter just so I could listen to/read the whole two hours worth when he releases it later this week. I agree with you. Terrific stuff.
Annette Simmons's comment, March 5, 2013 2:54 PM
Me too! Just did it.
Gregg Morris's comment, March 5, 2013 3:09 PM
We'll have to compare notes afterwards. :)
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Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction

Seven Tips From Ernest Hemingway on How to Write Fiction | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it

Mike Springer:  "Before he was a big game hunter, before he was a deep-sea fisherman, Ernest Hemingway was a craftsman who would rise very early in the morning and write."


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A great read for any writer

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Luca Brigada's comment, March 12, 2013 6:46 AM
Thank you for the suggest :)
Luca Brigada's curator insight, March 12, 2013 6:49 AM

I began this travel of storytelling with Hemingway never wrote a treatise on the art of writing fiction. He did, however, leave behind a great many passages in letters, articles and books with opinions and advice on writing. First rule: To get started, write one true sentence.

Yael BOUBLIL's curator insight, April 7, 2013 5:01 PM

Toujours apprendre des plus grands ...

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Can You Write a Story in 140 Characters?

Can You Write a Story in 140 Characters? | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it

NerdStalker:  "We came across a great game recently that recaptures your creativity in writing and gamifies it."


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Super cool trandsmedia story idea that involves getting kids to tell stories in a gamafied way through an app. I'm sure kids will get creative with this. 

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Janet Ilko's curator insight, February 17, 2013 12:10 PM

Going to use this with my 8th graders as a writing warm up activity. Many of my students get frustrated writing longer pieces, this will be a way to write short meaningful text in a game format. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.

Angela Antle's curator insight, February 18, 2013 7:52 AM

Great writing 'game' for kids!....er, and others

Parker Donat's comment, February 18, 2013 5:01 PM
Cool idea using transmedia.
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Creative Code [innovating story-driven technology]

Creative Code [innovating story-driven technology] | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it

Lance Weiler:  "Developing an understanding of code is a valuable skill. In fact its now a 21st century storytelling reality. While it’s not critical for you to rush off and learn how to code, it wouldn’t hurt to become more familiar with the terminology, process and realities of producing digital / interactive projects."


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Lance Weiler describes the blend of story and technology and how to get started in transmedia. Great story stuff! 

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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, January 9, 2013 12:56 AM

This post contains a great list of resources for transmedia practitioners.

Angela Antle's curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:42 AM

This post contains a great list of resources for transmedia practitioners. And a link to Lance Weiler's Text of Light website....enjoy!

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, January 9, 2013 10:34 PM

21st century storytelling is all about creative use of technology and publishing in multiple mediums with seamless navigation and using the power of each medium effectively!

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How transmedia storytelling is the future of eBooks and apps

How transmedia storytelling is the future of eBooks and apps | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it

Omar L. Gallaga:  "The word “transmedia” itself has come to represent a concept that doesn’t mean the same thing to everyone, especially in publishing."


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For business storytelling to be a success there needs to be a good strategy around making money. Given that eBooks and apps are so popular there is a definate opportunity to tell a great story using these platfrorms to create a more engaged community. I haven't bought this book but it seems to really understand transmedia and the use of muliple patforms. And this book, Dynasty of the Magi has just won the award for Best Transmedia Project in the Publishing Innovation Awards

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:54 AM

An interesting look at transmedia properties which have books as a key component.  In fact, Dynasty of the Magi has just won the award for Best Transmedia Project in the Publishing Innovation Awards.

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How storytelling can enhance internal communications

How storytelling can enhance internal communications | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it
People like stories. It's how we record history and entertain audiences. So why is storytelling often left out of internal communications?

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Using Story to Weave Emotionally Engaging Customer Experiences | Customer input Ltd

Using Story to Weave Emotionally Engaging Customer Experiences | Customer input Ltd | Business Storytelling | Scoop.it
Using the power of storytelling, organizations can create not only more seamless cross-departmental interactions, but create more emotionally engaging customer experiences.

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Company stories need to be crafted to create an environement where people feel comfortable to talk about the product/service or their own similar stories. And especially a positive conversation

 

For an example of what a good story that turns out to be negative online, check out Gildan who released great ad on TV but got huge criticism because the story what a guy who runs out of burning house and realized he forgot an important item, passing his wallet, precious things and even an old lady, he goes through his laundry to grab his hoodie. I loved the story but agreed will the community that the ad may have been a little insensitive. Sorry, this video is no where to be found online. Unfortunately, this backlash on their Facebook has been well over a few hundred negative comments. A few too many if you ask me.

 

Check out their facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/GildanOnline).

 

Creating the positive experience all starts wilth creating "pulling content" through a more emotional customer experience via storytelling. 

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