How to find and tell your story
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Discovering the art of storytelling by showcasing methods, tips, & tools that help you find and tell your story, your way.  Find me on Twitter @gimligoosetales
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10 Ways to Create Beautiful Content: Storytelling, Visuals and More | Social Media Today

10 Ways to Create Beautiful Content: Storytelling, Visuals and More | Social Media Today | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

"We all want to craft content pieces that engage our readers and give them something to talk about. Nonetheless, we are fully aware of the fact that our audiences are constantly bombarded with tons of attractive, informative and palatable content coming from different reputable sources.


In this context, we are desperately looking for the simplest, most concise answer to the following key questions: Why is it so important to work hard to exceed our own content creation efforts on a daily basis? How do we make our writing stand out from the crowd? And most importantly, what are the secret tricks and tips that we could apply to craft eye-catchy, memorable content with a real substance? Let’s find out."


Read the full article to find out more about these 10 ways to craft strikingly beautiful, high-value content:

  1. Unleash the Power of Quality Storytelling
  2. Create and Publish Shareable Images
  3. Craft and Implement Attention-Grabbing 3D Pictures
  4. Incorporate Infographics
  5. Use Behind-the-Scene Pictures to Add a Sense of Authenticity to Your Writing
  6. Add DIY Videos to Your Content Pieces
  7. Master the Golden, Unwritten Rules of Text Editing
  8. Rely on a Correct Journalistic Approach
  9. Use the Right Font to Beautify Your Content
  10. Always Write with Your Readers in Mind
Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s insight:

By ditching useless adornments, using clear everyday language and a tone adapted to your audience, perfecting your storytelling skills and making the most of a broad category of visual aids, you will succeed in individualizing and beautifying your writing style. In-depth research, creativity, a deeper understanding of your audience, an ounce of talent and a manipulative ability to play with different powerful emotions are the main ingredients that allow you to go beyond existing aesthetic canons and craft truly original, outstanding content that will always keep your readers coming back for more.

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Inside CloudNine's curator insight, March 10, 2015 12:34 PM

10 ways of creating beautiful engaging content...

Graham Drage's curator insight, March 11, 2015 3:40 AM

Good article about using storytelling as a way to create compelling content; the "Are You Sitting Comfortably...." approach! [Younger readers might need an explanation...just Google it!]

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5 Ways to Use Pictures to Tell Visual Stories With Social Media | Social Media Examiner

5 Ways to Use Pictures to Tell Visual Stories With Social Media | Social Media Examiner | How to find and tell your story | Scoop.it

"Are you sharing your stories with your fans?  Do you use pictures in your social marketing?  People want pictures in their social channels.  When done right, these pictures become visual stories."


Read the full article to find out how five brands are using pictures to share their stories and why that’s important by:

  1. Giving life to your products
  2. Telling your other story
  3. Celebrating your community's passion
  4. Bringing your brand to life with video
  5. Catering to an individual audience
Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s insight:

Social media is a gift to storytellers: You can tell a story in more interesting ways than ever before and reach a much larger audience. Visuals can be part of or the whole story.  And there's many free and easy to use online tools, like PicMonkey and Canva, that you can draw from.


To see more examples of visual storytelling, take a look at this Social Media Examiner article/podcast - Visual Storytelling: How to Use Visuals, Videos and Social Media to Market Your Business.

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