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Broadcast Your PowerPoint Stories To All The Devices In The Room with Electric Slide

Broadcast Your PowerPoint Stories To All The Devices In The Room with Electric Slide | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Electric Slide is the easiest way to wirelessly present PowerPoint slides, Office documents, PDFs and videos with your iPhone or iPad.

Your device is a remote control that works anywhere with any screen. Since viewers just need your simple URL to follow along, setup is a cinch.

You can also connect your device directly to a TV or projector via HDMI or VGA.


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Jacq's comment, March 1, 2013 1:18 AM
the pricing for more than one co-user I need to think about
Karen Dietz's comment, March 1, 2013 12:57 PM
I agree Jacq! For some, the pricing won't be an issue. For sole proprietors, it could be something to carefully consider.
Cori Zuppo's curator insight, May 28, 2013 10:27 PM

Absolutely cool. Now, how to make it work in a classroom with a diverse student population who perhaps cannot afford iThings...and the classroom PCs are not wireless...hmmm...

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More Effective B2B Content Marketing with Storytelling, Positioning & Personas

More Effective B2B Content Marketing with Storytelling, Positioning & Personas | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Free B2B buyer persona development tool Just as every B2B company stakes a claim to a market position, each of them has a story to share. The challenge is

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 21, 2013 12:47 PM

I think this article is a bit disjointed and confusing, but I scooped it anyway because of 2 pieces:

  1. The free B2B buyer persona development tool.
  2. The end of the article where the author talks about the 6 mistakes B2B marketers make when telling stories.


Buyer personas are not mentioned in the article, but go grab the free tool.


The list of mistakes is right on. I also like the insights in the section on Story Drivers where author Lee Oden talks about consistency and keeping stories fresh.


There may be other tips and insights you glean as you read the article plus the comments. For me, maybe I just need more coffee today to get my neurons firing!


Let me know your take-aways.


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

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How to Generate Leads With SlideShare -- & Your Biz Stories

How to Generate Leads With SlideShare -- & Your Biz Stories | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Are you using SlideShare? Would you like more leads? In this article I'll reveal how to use SlideShare to generate quality leads. SlideShare for Leads?

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 15, 2013 11:32 AM

A comprehensive articles regarding quality leads by SlideShare

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, January 16, 2013 11:22 AM

Good article on SlideShare but also review the provider of the site also.  New concept that could work for social biz.

Karen Dietz's comment, January 16, 2013 11:39 AM
Love the comments Jeff, Linda and Ron! Yes, SlideShare holds lots of potential for businesses -- plus it is very easy to use. I love it because the learning curve is so short.
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MediaShift Idea Lab-Meograph: The Future of Storytelling is 4D (with Context)

MediaShift Idea Lab-Meograph: The Future of Storytelling is 4D (with Context) | Current Updates | Scoop.it

From Karen: Now here's another cool tech tool to help augment our business storytelling! Thanks to Siobhan-O-Flynn for finding and sharing this! Below is part of the artice but there's so much more the article talks about regarding Meograph:

 

Meograph, new storytelling startup that launched in July, gives online journalists and storytellers an added dimension that too often has been missing: context.

 

With Meograph, you can create what co-founder and CEO Misha Leybovich calls "4D storytelling" through a simple interface that lets users add images, video and text to a story they want to tell. It's free.

 

"The big vision is that we want to democratize the creation of interactive video storytelling," Leybovich said over coffee at ING Cafe in San Francisco earlier this month.

 

Today if you have a story to tell, you can publish a video to YouTube and write a blog post about it, but it starts to get funky if you want to add a lot of photos or tell how the story evolves over time. Meograph lets you create and share interactive stories that combine video with maps, a timeline and links, filling in that often missing context of where and when...


Link to original article: http://www.pbs.org/idealab/2012/11/meograph-the-future-of-storytelling-is-4d-with-context324.html ;

 

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Just Story It - Scoops

Just Story It - Scoops | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Here are the best articles from across the web that I can find on using stories and storytelling in business.

I've chosen them because they actually make a contribution to our knowledge and wisdom about stories, show us how to apply stories to growing our businesses, or give valuable how-to tips.

 

I weed out all the junk. And besides, who needs another post in why storytelling is important?? Where's the beef?? We want the meat!

 

I've written reviews of each article to share what I like best, what you can get from reading the article, or what may be missing in the article.

 

How To Find A Topic: Click on the Filter tab above, and type in a keyword. All the articles with that keyword will appear.

 

I may occassionally review an article that I think is problematic as a way to educate us all, although most I will simply pass over.  If you wonder if I've seen an article that is not included here, send me a message and I'll respond.

After doing biz story work for over a decade (and with a PhD in Folklore) I hope you find many great insights and tips here. Many thanks for visiting and enjoy the articles!

 

And I hope you will also visit my website for more tips and tools, & take the free Story IQ assessment so you can see how well developed your storytelling skills and knowledge is: http://www.juststoryit.com/storyiq  ;

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 13, 2013 12:03 PM
Thank you!
Karen Dietz's comment, August 14, 2013 5:18 PM
Hey Bart! Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. I'll let the tech folks at Scoop.it know. In the meantime, here's the correct link: www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it
ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 7, 2013 8:15 AM

Karen is dedicated to the art of Storytelling as a key tool in running a business or any other type of endeavor.  Here at ManufacturingStories.com we fully support this art form as the best way to generate positive and effective change.  Thanks Karen for all of your dedicated and tireless work! It's a tood Story!!

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Story Worldwide's Storytelling Matrix - Brand Building Model

Story Worldwide's Storytelling Matrix - Brand Building Model | Current Updates | Scoop.it

"This excellent video by Story Worldwide has been featured on Brand Stories for a while now. Not sure if you’ve seen it? If you haven’t, it’s definitely worth your time."

 

Now here is a very articulate and clear model for brand storytelling. There are 3 axis and the short video explains how to read the model. From there you can easily figure out where you are, and where you want to go.

 

Nicely done!

 

And thanks to Omar Kattan of Brand Stories @BrandStoriesNet for sharing this material on his website Brand Stories and then sharing it on LinkedIn in the Brand Stories Group.

 

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


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SlideTalk - turn your presentations [& stories] into engaging talking videos

SlideTalk - turn your presentations [& stories] into engaging talking videos | Current Updates | Scoop.it

SlideTalk makes it easy to publish, edit and share PowerPoint presentations, business presentations, tutorials, eLearning material, education material and documentation of events as talking presentations, thanks to using high quality text-to-speech and image processing software to hide from you all boring details of creating a talking video, and leaving you free to focus on the creative and pedagogical tasks.


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 27, 2013 1:47 PM

I wasn't too thrilled with the voice-over, but I can forsee utilizing this tool eventually. 

Karen Dietz's comment, January 31, 2013 4:01 PM
Thank you for all the input Videoworld, Beth, and Mayra!
Robin Good's comment, February 10, 2013 5:29 AM
Baiba, my mistake and my apologies. I mixed up one post of yours with another and got myself confused. I have deleted my comments and I apologize for any inconvenience I may have caused.

Keep up the great curation work.
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SlickFlick - New Tool for Sharing Biz Stories Visually

SlickFlick - New Tool for Sharing Biz Stories Visually | Current Updates | Scoop.it

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 18, 2013 1:11 PM

SlickFlick sent me to their site to see what I thought about their new tool for quickly and easily creating stories and then sharing them.


I checked out a few and I think it would be a terrific tool to use for sharing your business stories -- but only if you are using an iPhone, iPad, etc. Forget it if you are an Android user.


Once you have your photos, you can simply add text to them, link them together, and voila -- you have a story.


If you follow all the best ways to tell your biz stories -- an opening that grabs, showcasing your customer's challenge, the resolution, an inspiring ending that moves people to action -- then this portalbe tool could be a godsend for those with too much to do, and too little time.


The only thing I really don't like is that the stories you create stay on their site, which is a social networking site. This definitely won't work for businesses -- we need to imbed our stories on our websites, in other content we develop, and we need an interface that is professional in order to win more businesses. 


Hopefully SlickFlick will offer these capabilities. Until then, this app may not work for you at all.


I am not affiliated with the company and have no relationship with them. Just thought this tool might be helpful. Let me know if you try it out and write a review in the comments below. Thanks!


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

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14 tools for visual storytelling

14 tools for visual storytelling | Current Updates | Scoop.it

A list of just 14 tools that journalists might find useful to tell stories in visual ways.


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streetsmartprof's comment, January 17, 2013 8:10 AM
Some day I would love to hear some stories of your past life as a journalist and how you moved from structure to the flow of story. What I like the most of a good news article, (written by a decent journallist), is the lead. In the B2B world, "having a point" is missed far too often and replaced with fluff words, such as state of the art. In this way, even though both news and B2B content march to a different drummer, as Simon Sinek points out, start with why, the rest will follow. Yet I also firmly belief a good story needs to follow the right flow to connect with and move the listener. On re-invent, no fear, we violently agree, it is a metaphor us engineers use all the time. To re-invent implies we are using things of the past, such as a wheel...
streetsmartprof's comment, January 17, 2013 8:12 AM
Small clarification, on start with why, I do not mean the story starts this way. As Simon points out, the why is in all things one does and helps us build what it is we are trying to achieve.
Karen Dietz's comment, January 17, 2013 4:39 PM
Hi John/Ken -- I love these comments! I was able to move from structure to story flow by taking oral storytelling classes with some of the top folks in the story performance arena. I could myself very lucky to have had those experiences and encourage everyone I can to take some oral storytelling classes. And creating writing classes along the way sure helped too! As you say, lead-ins are so important and so many folks I coach/train struggle with how to open a story. I think my training as a journalist definitely helped there. I totally agree with your points about fluff and starting out with why, and flow. LOL on the re-invent! Great minds think alike :)
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inklewriter - write interactive biz stories

inklewriter - write interactive biz stories | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Ooohhh ooooohh oooooohh -- this looks like a fabulous and fun tool for biz storytelling!! Now you can make your stories interactive. How fun is that?!!

I'll play with this tool this afternoon while avoiding all the shopping frenzy of Black Friday. Hope you have fun with it too and that it really helps connect with customers and build your business!

Thanks go to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for finding and sharing this post.

inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:38 AM

A nice feature of this resource is that you can export your story to Kindle for a small fee (approx $10). You be able to read your ebook on your Kindle, or sell it through Amazon. The ebook reads like a normal Kindle ebook, except that choices are included using hyperlinks.

Robert Sims's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:36 AM

I can see many possibilities for use in enhancing ELA writing skills!

 

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Telling Stories, Connectedly

Telling Stories, Connectedly | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Telling stories, connectedlyScreen AfricaThere are a couple of points that are worth remembering as you try to transition to a more connected form of digital storytelling. Firstly, the audience is in control.

 

Now here is a thoughtful article that shares with us a glimpse of the future -- specifically the technologies on the horizon that will continue to change the tools we use to share our biz stories.

 

The main point of this post is the increasing importance of connecting and sharing your stories across different technology media -- computer, iPads, mobile. And in various forms -- digital stories, social media snippets, online maps, and the like. To be the most effective, your biz stories need to connect and link together -- be part of a focused whole.

 

This does not mean you have a single narrative that is shared across platforms and through different technologies. This means you have a series of biz stories that you share. Some of these stories are best shared digitally, some in social media, others face-to-face (yes, that is still a technology available to us!!), others on our website, etc. The entire collection of your biz stories create your brand, your voice, your reputation.

 

This is a good "let's step back and see the big picture" article.

 

I very much like the author's points at the end: all of these choices can be overwhelming, and get help from others to work with the new tools. Now if I just had a few more hours each day to use more of these digital tools .... :))

 

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


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