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What is a Natural Storyteller?

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"You know that feeling, when you can’t wait to get home to tell your significant other about the crazy thing that just happened at work? The second you walk through the door, even before you kick off your pinchy-toe shoes, you’re saying, “You’re not going to believe this . . .” as you launch into the story, complete with revealing hand gestures, passion, and well timed pauses that effortlessly build to the riveting climax."


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Karen Dietz's comment, April 16, 2013 9:37 AM
And many thanks to Denyse, Comeja, Two Pen's, and Os's additional comments pointing out the value of this article.
Ally Greer's curator insight, June 10, 2013 12:29 PM

Anyone who knows me knows that I love telling stories. (Usually more than once.) The above excerpt essentially describes every single day of my life. Sharing life experiences with people who mean something to me is what makes these experiences that much more exciting.


Read below, as Karen Dietz sums up my thoughts way better than I ever could. Thanks Karen and Gregg!

Dawn Mullen's curator insight, July 4, 2013 6:11 AM
I am a Realtor not a writer. I still have to use the story in both pictures and words to tell the story of a home I am selling. It is true a picture is worth a thousand words and together a picture and a caption should be not just information but a story. Call me. I can show you the difference.
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Design a Business Card That Won’t Get Thrown Away

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Sometimes the key to standing out can be having something different. With all of the business card options out there, it’s difficult to decide what will work best for you. So, what route to take?


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Design a Business Card That Won’t Get Thrown Away
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The Power of Business Origin Stories + Tips

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Get ready for a great example of an Origin Story. This is one of the most important stories to have in your storytelling quiver ...


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 16, 2013 5:34 AM

Great concept.

Official AndreasCY's curator insight, April 16, 2013 9:53 PM
Colleague David Lee once again comes through with a great blog post all about business origin stories. Here he gives us the origin story of the Make A Stand Lemon-aid. It is a terrific example of the power of an origin story. Don't have a social cause that got you started? Not so fast -- sure you do! You were passionate about some problem you wanted to solve. That's what we want to hear about. This goes for whether you are an entreprenuer or a huge enterprise. We all have our origin stories. They are the lifeblood of organizations. Follow the tips Lee talks about in the article, watch the video for inspiration, and let your passion show!
Karen Dietz's comment, April 21, 2013 10:45 AM
Thank you for all your comments/additions Mike, Alison, and Andreas.
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Digital Tape Measure Makes Measuring Easy. Sturdy, too.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:20 AM

This would be a great candidate for a crowdfunding campaign. Not Kickstarter, but perhaps Indiegogo or rocketHub. 

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A lot of U-Haul trucks headed to Colorado last year - Denver Business Journal

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A big SO WHAT. Facebook adds emoticons to status updates

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 10:17 AM

To me, this is a big "SO WHAT." MySpace-era is so 1990's. 

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The Power of Business Origin Stories + Tips

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Get ready for a great example of an Origin Story. This is one of the most important stories to have in your storytelling quiver ...


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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 16, 2013 5:34 AM

Great concept.

Official AndreasCY's curator insight, April 16, 2013 9:53 PM
Colleague David Lee once again comes through with a great blog post all about business origin stories. Here he gives us the origin story of the Make A Stand Lemon-aid. It is a terrific example of the power of an origin story. Don't have a social cause that got you started? Not so fast -- sure you do! You were passionate about some problem you wanted to solve. That's what we want to hear about. This goes for whether you are an entreprenuer or a huge enterprise. We all have our origin stories. They are the lifeblood of organizations. Follow the tips Lee talks about in the article, watch the video for inspiration, and let your passion show!
Karen Dietz's comment, April 21, 2013 10:45 AM
Thank you for all your comments/additions Mike, Alison, and Andreas.
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This Anamorphic Portrait Made From an Entire Room of Objects

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French artist Bernard Pras works almost entirely within the realm of assemblage and anamorposis, a visual illusion where a distorted projection—often made from paint or a collection or objects—must be viewed from a specific vantage point to reconstitute the intended image.


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Rein Hof's comment, May 28, 2013 9:31 AM
Het ziet er prachtig uit! Great. Love it.
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Het ziet er prachtig uit! Great. Love it.
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Fabuloso. Adoro
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The eight faces of the Intrapreneur: the re-imagineer

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The eight faces of the Intrapreneur: the re-imagineer

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SendGrid fallout reveals few women seek tech careers - Denver Business Journal

SendGrid fallout reveals few women seek tech careers - Denver Business Journal | FrederickFlores | Scoop.it
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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 6:27 AM

Interesting how this blew up. Did Jim Franklin make the right decision? What do you think?

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Top 100 Highest Quality Web Design Blogs

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Over the past 10 years there have been hundreds and possibly thousands of new web design blogs launching online.

 


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Bootstraptor's comment, May 12, 2013 6:08 PM
thanks for this
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This Anamorphic Portrait Made From an Entire Room of Objects

This Anamorphic Portrait Made From an Entire Room of Objects | FrederickFlores | Scoop.it

French artist Bernard Pras works almost entirely within the realm of assemblage and anamorposis, a visual illusion where a distorted projection—often made from paint or a collection or objects—must be viewed from a specific vantage point to reconstitute the intended image.


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Rein Hof's comment, May 28, 2013 9:31 AM
Het ziet er prachtig uit! Great. Love it.
Rein Hof's comment, May 28, 2013 9:31 AM
Het ziet er prachtig uit! Great. Love it.
Ana Alonso's comment, June 9, 2013 9:44 AM
Fabuloso. Adoro
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What is a Natural Storyteller?

What is a Natural Storyteller? | FrederickFlores | Scoop.it

"You know that feeling, when you can’t wait to get home to tell your significant other about the crazy thing that just happened at work? The second you walk through the door, even before you kick off your pinchy-toe shoes, you’re saying, “You’re not going to believe this . . .” as you launch into the story, complete with revealing hand gestures, passion, and well timed pauses that effortlessly build to the riveting climax."


Via Gregg Morris, Karen Dietz, Marty Koenig
more...
Karen Dietz's comment, April 16, 2013 9:37 AM
And many thanks to Denyse, Comeja, Two Pen's, and Os's additional comments pointing out the value of this article.
Ally Greer's curator insight, June 10, 2013 12:29 PM

Anyone who knows me knows that I love telling stories. (Usually more than once.) The above excerpt essentially describes every single day of my life. Sharing life experiences with people who mean something to me is what makes these experiences that much more exciting.


Read below, as Karen Dietz sums up my thoughts way better than I ever could. Thanks Karen and Gregg!

Dawn Mullen's curator insight, July 4, 2013 6:11 AM
I am a Realtor not a writer. I still have to use the story in both pictures and words to tell the story of a home I am selling. It is true a picture is worth a thousand words and together a picture and a caption should be not just information but a story. Call me. I can show you the difference.
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Digital Tape Measure Makes Measuring Easy. Sturdy, too.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:20 AM

This would be a great candidate for a crowdfunding campaign. Not Kickstarter, but perhaps Indiegogo or rocketHub. 

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A lot of U-Haul trucks headed to Colorado last year - Denver Business Journal

A lot of U-Haul trucks headed to Colorado last year - Denver Business Journal | FrederickFlores | Scoop.it
Colorado is considered among the top growth states based on an increase in the number...

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The Power of Business Origin Stories + Tips

The Power of Business Origin Stories + Tips | FrederickFlores | Scoop.it

Get ready for a great example of an Origin Story. This is one of the most important stories to have in your storytelling quiver ...


Via Karen Dietz, Marty Koenig
more...
Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, April 16, 2013 5:34 AM

Great concept.

Official AndreasCY's curator insight, April 16, 2013 9:53 PM
Colleague David Lee once again comes through with a great blog post all about business origin stories. Here he gives us the origin story of the Make A Stand Lemon-aid. It is a terrific example of the power of an origin story. Don't have a social cause that got you started? Not so fast -- sure you do! You were passionate about some problem you wanted to solve. That's what we want to hear about. This goes for whether you are an entreprenuer or a huge enterprise. We all have our origin stories. They are the lifeblood of organizations. Follow the tips Lee talks about in the article, watch the video for inspiration, and let your passion show!
Karen Dietz's comment, April 21, 2013 10:45 AM
Thank you for all your comments/additions Mike, Alison, and Andreas.
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Sketchsheets for Responsive Web Design

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With the constant evolution and popularity of mobile devices, designing web sites responsively is essential. Unlike designing for a static or fixed web sit

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Bootstraptor's comment, May 11, 2013 7:07 PM
thank you!
ramil navidad's comment, July 13, 2013 3:15 PM
this is pretty cool..very handy
ramil navidad's comment, July 13, 2013 3:15 PM
this is pretty cool..very handy
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What is a Natural Storyteller?

What is a Natural Storyteller? | FrederickFlores | Scoop.it

"You know that feeling, when you can’t wait to get home to tell your significant other about the crazy thing that just happened at work? The second you walk through the door, even before you kick off your pinchy-toe shoes, you’re saying, “You’re not going to believe this . . .” as you launch into the story, complete with revealing hand gestures, passion, and well timed pauses that effortlessly build to the riveting climax."


Via Gregg Morris, Karen Dietz, Marty Koenig
more...
Karen Dietz's comment, April 16, 2013 9:37 AM
And many thanks to Denyse, Comeja, Two Pen's, and Os's additional comments pointing out the value of this article.
Ally Greer's curator insight, June 10, 2013 12:29 PM

Anyone who knows me knows that I love telling stories. (Usually more than once.) The above excerpt essentially describes every single day of my life. Sharing life experiences with people who mean something to me is what makes these experiences that much more exciting.


Read below, as Karen Dietz sums up my thoughts way better than I ever could. Thanks Karen and Gregg!

Dawn Mullen's curator insight, July 4, 2013 6:11 AM
I am a Realtor not a writer. I still have to use the story in both pictures and words to tell the story of a home I am selling. It is true a picture is worth a thousand words and together a picture and a caption should be not just information but a story. Call me. I can show you the difference.
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Marketing learns to speak the C-suite’s language

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A big SO WHAT. Facebook adds emoticons to status updates

A big SO WHAT. Facebook adds emoticons to status updates | FrederickFlores | Scoop.it
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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 10:17 AM

To me, this is a big "SO WHAT." MySpace-era is so 1990's. 

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Forget "big box" Pandora. Slacker Radio blows it away.

Slacker is the most complete music service on earth. Enjoy millions of songs and hundreds of expertly-programmed stations for free - on demand, online and on mobile.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 10:27 AM

Slacker blows away Pandora. Go ahead. Prove me wrong in the comments section below.


I’ve been listening to radio over the internet since, well, the internet began. Online music has come a long way since the days of downloading indie songs from a dial-up BBS or searching on gopher.  


“Today’s music listeners are consummate curators of their own music experience.”


Forget iTunes and downloading MP3s. I did that for years. No longer need to. I’ve got a 500 gigs of music I’ve bought and listed to over the years that just sits there unnoticed and unused by me these days.

  • Much, much larger music library – like 40M vs Pandora’s 10M and iHeart’s … who knows.
  • Too tight restrictions on number of skips or thumbs up/down per hour.  Pandora has 6 skips per hour per station limit, even on my paid version. 
  • They both play directly on my Home Theatre A/V Receiver very nicely. I think Slacker sounds better.
  • Pandora uses some algorithm to put together their stations based on your choice. Slacker’s stations are actually put together by people.
  • Slacker has stations that music celebs put together. Listen to a station built by John Mayer himself.
  • Via headphones (at least on my high quality Bose ‘phones) Slacker definitely sounds better than Pandora.
  • On my computer with cheapie little speakers and sub, Slacker sounds much better than Pandora.

 

“Slacker has artists come and play in their own studio. Where’s iHeart and Pandora’s studio? That tells me they care about their listeners enough to pay attention to what I want a station to do.”

 

  • Slacker has contests.
  • Slacker creates stations like “Cocktail Madness” for fans of Mad Men.
  • Pandora says it’s got a 192 Kbps bit rate, but I’m an audiophile and doesn’t seem to sound any better that Slacker. In fact, Slacker sounds better to me.  
  • Slacker’s new User Experience is well thought out, and makes sense. Easy to find exactly what you want with the fewest clicks.
  • Slacker customer support rocks. They are responsive when you have a question or problem. Their ticketing system is easy to use and works well.
  • Slacker has a station called “Favorites Mashup Station” that plays all my faves and adds a few more suggestions here and there.
  • Pandora has no on-demand. Slacker is pretty much all on-demand – like radio in the year 2013 should be.
  • Mobile app has a high bit rate setting if you need it. I haven’t needed it.
  • One each station, Slacker lets me dial in the fine tune settings by age, related artists, favorites, and popularity. Not even sure what Pandora can do, but it’s probably not that super-fine tuning.
  • On Slacker I can listen to songs, albums and playlists whenever I want.
  • And the BIG ONE: Slacker lets me find an album and play just the album. You can’t do that on Pandora.
  • And a BIGGER ONE: Slacker lets me find an artist I like, and play only songs from that artist. A Single Artist Station. Good luck trying to do that on Pandora.


I have premium paid accounts for Slacker and Pandora. The only reason I bought Pandora was to compare it to Slacker. I’ll drop that after my subscription runs out.


I stopped using iHeart radio, since it kept bothering me to pay for their service without giving me any idea of what I would get for my money. They started to play so many commercials I got sick of their pushiness to make me pay. Plus, its run by Clear Channel - the radio equivalent of “Wal-Mart meets the NYTimes.”

 

If you are a big box music mentality, then go for Pandora an limit you music listening experience. If you want a service that focuses on the music listener, get Slacker Radio.

 

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Paul K Saunders's curator insight, April 13, 2013 7:37 AM

I will be checking it out for sure

Two Pens's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:35 AM

For your listening pleasure, an alternative to Pandora.

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This Anamorphic Portrait Made From an Entire Room of Objects

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French artist Bernard Pras works almost entirely within the realm of assemblage and anamorposis, a visual illusion where a distorted projection—often made from paint or a collection or objects—must be viewed from a specific vantage point to reconstitute the intended image.


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Rein Hof's comment, May 28, 2013 9:31 AM
Het ziet er prachtig uit! Great. Love it.
Rein Hof's comment, May 28, 2013 9:31 AM
Het ziet er prachtig uit! Great. Love it.
Ana Alonso's comment, June 9, 2013 9:44 AM
Fabuloso. Adoro
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Teen developer funds startup by auctioning 10% of her future income (interview)

Teen developer funds startup by auctioning 10% of her future income (interview) | FrederickFlores | Scoop.it
Who wants to go to college if you can start earning money right away?

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 13, 2013 8:46 AM

Sharp perspective on entrepreneurship from a 19 year old. If all entrepreneurs had this fresh yet oddly wise view, more startups would have some success.


When the initial focus is on creating the absolutely best user experience possible, and not letting monitization get in the way or simplicity and ease of use, you have a winner.


The problem is, most angel investors (at least the seasoned ones) will not be able to look past NOT having a business model/financial projections. The enlightened few will get it. LIke the enlightened few entrepreneurs will get matched up with them.


I expect this approach to take years to take hold. I suppose twitter and facebook started this way.  

Paul K Saunders's curator insight, April 14, 2013 7:35 AM

This could be a trend for the future something I would have consider when I was 19 for sure.

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Yep, LinkedIn Acquires Newsreader Startup Pulse for $90 Million

Yep, LinkedIn Acquires Newsreader Startup Pulse for $90 Million | FrederickFlores | Scoop.it
We knew it was coming. Now it's official.

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SendGrid fallout reveals few women seek tech careers - Denver Business Journal

SendGrid fallout reveals few women seek tech careers - Denver Business Journal | FrederickFlores | Scoop.it
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Marty Koenig's curator insight, April 12, 2013 6:27 AM

Interesting how this blew up. Did Jim Franklin make the right decision? What do you think?