What I love to do is take a story text and create a word cloud. It's fun and a different way to create a story graphic when you need to. Now comes along a great free tool to do this even better! Read the review below from Robin Good:
From fellow curator Robin Good: Tagxedo is a great, free web-based tool that allows you to create stunning covers, images for articles or posters, based exclusively on words.
You can either input the words yourself, or provide a website URL, a Twitter account, a news or web search and Tagxedo will create a "word cloud" by tapping into that word "universe".
There dozens of different controls to customize your word-art creations including the ability to change layout, fonts, colors, shapes and even density of your artwork.
The final work can be shared easily on social media or saved in your preferred graphic file format (jpg or png) and at your desired resolution.
A great infographic about how to make your message stick. This is perfect for any budding social entrepreneurs trying to figure out how to convey their ideas to potential funders, partners, employees,...
LOVE this infographic! It's all about using storytelling and story elements to make your content stick. The infographic makes perfect sense, is easy to read and understand, and is right on!
Keep this one handy and refer to it often :)) I know I will be using it in my classes and workshops.
I have finally added a list of my favorite biz story books that you can now access and explore yourself.
These books are the best I've found that will help you build practical storytelling skills, and make us all smarter about business narratives.
The books include everything from conducting narrative research within organizations, how leaders can use storytelling, stories in marketing/branding, how to use stories for change and transformation, and using stories for break-through communication.
The books include many business examples, processes, and how-to steps. I hope they prove useful for you. Enjoy!
PS -- and let me know if you have recommendations!