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The Hero's Journey In Trouble! Time For A New One

A New 'Hero's Journey.' - The Gentle Revolution - Medium
A critical post about the biggest cliche story of all time and suggestions for a new story lines towards a more united e…

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 5, 2016 1:02 PM

If the link doesn't work above, here's the original link to the article on Medium: https://medium.com/@floriskoot/a-new-heros-journey-cdd8ca77a7d3#.jy0ai2uv3

 

What a refreshing and thought provoking post! The author, Floris Koot, makes a convincing case for updating the hero's journey. He explains how our addiction to the current hero's journey has gotten us into a lot of trouble. Business guru Rosabeth Moss Canter, on the faculty at Harvard Business School, pointed this out many years ago. Her position is that the hero's journey in companies leads to "cowboy heros" who can't effectively lead.

 

Koot makes a similar case, although much more detailed. He then suggests an update to the hero's journey to fit our modern needs. Right on Koot!

 

I am sure this article will make people mad, who make their living off the current hero's journey. Oh well. Time for an upgrade.

 

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

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Telling Your Story: 5 Ways To Add Compelling Visuals to Your Content

Telling Your Story: 5 Ways To Add Compelling Visuals to Your Content | immersive media | Scoop.it
Do you remember when great content marketing meant your copy was properly optimized for search engines so your customers could find you when searching? Tod

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 12, 2016 5:09 PM

In this post you will find 5 solid ideas and tips for adding visuals to your storytelling and content. Written by Ashley Zeckman, a Director at TopRank Online Marketing, the article includes great examples for each idea/tip. 


We know visual storytelling is becoming even more critical than ever. Visuals increase traffic and shares. And engagement. So if you are looking for new ideas for how to tell your story with more visuals, you will enjoy this post.


Some of these ideas/tips you might not have thought of, which is why I like them. I know you will find at least one -- if not more -- to use in  your business.


Story on!


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

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Corporate Storytelling: The narrative is the thing

Corporate Storytelling: The narrative is the thing | immersive media | Scoop.it
Alan Berkson has a unique place in the world of thought leadership. He is the guy who has the science of the corporate narrative nailed. Just plain pinned. He is gracing our blog with a post that tells the story of telling stories on behalf of corporations. Listen up.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 22, 2015 10:57 AM
Curated by Jim Signorelli, the newest addition to the Just Story It Curation Team! Here's his insight:

...And nail it, he does! There are many points to ponder in this article, including a very insightful definition of the corporate narrative: 

"The story that embodies the essence of your business in action, comprised of more than just products and services, and even more than your mission statement.  It's what your company stands for, and how it's making the world a better place. It's a story that comprises your strengths AND your weaknesses." 


I also enjoyed his prescription for preventing FUD (full unwanted disclosure) and the dangers it can present in a world where brands are now more transparent than ever. 


A five-star article for sure! 


Stephen Dale's curator insight, August 23, 2015 6:10 AM

It’s no longer enough to share the same message on multiple channels. Care needs to be taken to not only take advantage of the value proposition of each platform—e.g., print, video, TV, social—but to be sure all the messages are complimentary and add up to a satisfying whole.

Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, August 23, 2015 9:09 AM

I like the driving purposes of business storetelling that are so clearly evident in this article.

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Cool Tool For Visual Storytelling

Cool Tool For Visual Storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it
Create albums enriched with insights and design. Add text, maps, the weather, tourist info and 10,000+ other elements.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 8, 2015 1:00 PM

I was just sent to this site to look at and I think it has some pretty awesome visual storytelling potential. I have no financial relationship here -- just passing along a new tool for you to consider.


The app is coming to you from the Netherlands and co-founder of myalbum Jos de Schiffart @schiffart.


I've tested out the site and app and really like it. It is very intuitive and easy to work with. The end result visually is stunning. Plus they just released their iPhone app today.


I think lots of you could use this tool -- myself included -- to create fabulous stories for your business. You might want to try it out.


Of course, your success with this tool will depend on actually crafting stories instead of just a progression of photos. You know -- stories that have a beginning-middle-end, a problem and resolution. And don't forget the transformation that occurs, and a key message at the end. But you know what to do!


Have fun with this new app and go create some incredible stories!


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

Teaching Prompts's curator insight, July 9, 2015 1:20 AM

Great idea!

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The impact of transmedia storytelling on brand growth

The impact of transmedia storytelling on brand growth | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 8, 2015 7:50 PM


Marketing Eye:  "No matter how we express ourselves, we all have a unique story to tell. But it is only recently that we have started to tell stories that represent who we are and what we do to live, drive and survive … in business."

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 9, 2015 9:28 AM

transmedia storytelling

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What is Story Theory? How to Use It to Create Awesome Brand Affinity

Presentation given to University of Chicago Alums re: Story Theory and its Application To Marketing

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:48 PM

Here's a great piece colleague Jim Signorelli put together about how story theory works better as an approach in branding than giving a list of essential story elements or simple story structures.


Right on Jim! It won't take readers long to go through this SlideShare piece and reap the benefits. Of course I love Doug Lipmans story dynamics chart on slide 18, the Identification Filter (oops Jim, there's a typo here!) on slide 20, and the motive chart on slide 27.


The definition of story beginning on slide 37 is OK and goes beyond what most people produce. I'm biased though. I like what Peggy Van Pelt from Disney and I came up with oh so many moons ago -- "a story is an act of communication providing packets of sensory material and an emotional narrative arc allowing listeners to quickly and easily internalize it, understand it, and create meaning from it."


I like this definition because it focuses not on what a story is, but on what it does. What's the lesson here? There is no 1 right definition. Be aware of the variety of existing story definitions and use the one that fits your objectives at that particular time.


OK -- enough said. Enjoy the insights in Jim's post and keep the light for storytelling well lit and tended!


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Tina Stock's curator insight, November 25, 2014 5:56 PM

good reference material AND highlights a big issue - what is your archetype?

Brad Tollefson's curator insight, March 19, 2016 1:49 PM

good reference material AND highlights a big issue - what is your archetype?

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So True! NetAppVoice: Telling A Story In Your Marketing Is Vital

So True! NetAppVoice: Telling A Story In Your Marketing Is Vital | immersive media | Scoop.it
What do a $17 billion UK retailer, a Grammy award winning singer, and a shoe store have in common? The answer is narrative. Narratives are meaningful, remarkable storylines that contextualize your values and create "hero moments." They establish a sense of your identity. Here's how to find yours...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 28, 2014 1:03 PM

By now we do know this to be true. And as the author Rich Karlgaard states, the narrative you share about your business:

  1. shapes how you sound in social media
  2. promotes customer/staff advocacy (or not)
  3. affects the way the business will develop
  4. connects more effectively with customers (or not)

This all depends on whether the stories you share about your company are effective or not.


The post has 3 tips to help you craft an effective marketing narrative (based on several kinds of stories). And I really like the examples shared to get us all thinking.


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Fast Food for the Mind: Stories or Tweets?

Fast Food for the Mind: Stories or Tweets? | immersive media | Scoop.it
Through social media interactions via online venues like Facebook and Twitter, our society today is overrun in the same way with “fast food for the mind.” Just as our bodies can tolerate only so much unhealthy food, our minds equally have a certain cognitive bandwidth. But instead of spending our bandwidth on deeper thoughts, we often sacrifice it for the instant gratification and distraction of the mind offered by myriad online venues.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 10, 2014 9:43 AM

Here is a quick but powerful piece to get you thinking today. It's not a heavey message, it simply calls into question some of our social media habits, and helps put storytelling -- business and personal -- into a different light.


For many years in my work I've talke about the difference between junk food stories and healthful stories. The author, Souvik Choudhury makes the distinction here between fast food stories and wholesome stories. Love it love it.


Go read the article and figure out which ones you want to be telling most of the time (hey -- an occassional fast food story is fun too!).


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Theophilus's curator insight, April 11, 2014 8:37 AM

A necessary skill to have in this fast-paced world.

Ali Anani's curator insight, May 2, 2014 12:55 AM

Food for thought, but what food?

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Fun New Way For An Elevator Pitch To Trigger Your Biz Story

Fun New Way For An Elevator Pitch To Trigger Your Biz Story | immersive media | Scoop.it
Why cartoons are so memorable.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 12, 2014 10:26 AM

Elevator pitches about who you are or what you do are always challenging. I don't even like the word 'pitch' because it sounds like you are just pushing a message at someone when what you really want to do is start a conversation.


I do like the word 'trigger' because that's the purpose of these few lines about yourself -- to trigger a conversation where you get to tell your story.


And this article shows us a new and very creative way to get that done: draw your Elevator piece! Use a cartoon. Use a powerful visual. Now that will get people chatting with you!


What fun. This might not work for everyone, but my guess is that it can be wildly applicable. And it's also another terrific way to brand your company and stand out from the crowd. How about putting it on the back of your business card?


Enjoy this creative post and the opportunities it presents.


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

Richard Lock's curator insight, March 12, 2014 12:05 PM

Great idea.

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Truth to Power: The Brand Avatar We Must Kill

Truth to Power: The Brand Avatar We Must Kill | immersive media | Scoop.it
I’ve been talking about brands for 20 years. Got an image, business or job layoff problem? Here’s a magical solution that works every time: the brand.

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Karen Dietz's comment, October 31, 2013 12:50 PM
Good point Penelope! I wonder what will replace it?
Penelope's comment, October 31, 2013 6:56 PM
Hmm...maybe we should invent a new one and take all the credit! ;)
Karen Dietz's comment, November 2, 2013 2:38 PM
I like that idea Penelope!
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Transmedia Storytelling: Building Worlds For and With Fans

Transmedia Storytelling: Building Worlds For and With Fans | immersive media | Scoop.it

Gianluca Fiorelli:  "Every brand has a story to tell, and the way users consume stories is changing faster than ever. How will you tell your brand's story across multiple media outlets and platforms, while still giving users an active role in the expansion process?"


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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, May 2, 2013 2:17 AM

Brand experience is already 'transmedia,' but the opportunity with media convergence is to make it a coordinated story-based experience designed for audience participation.  Narrative = cognitive coherence and participation = stakeholders.

Charles Martini's curator insight, May 18, 2013 6:55 AM

Simple but genius.

 

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Why Anthony Bourdain Is Bullish on the Future of Long-Form Digital Storytelling

Why Anthony Bourdain Is Bullish on the Future of Long-Form Digital Storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it
Anthony Bourdain, the celebrity chef turned TV show host, believes there's untapped potential with digital media to dive deeper into food and travel stories.  During a South by Southwest Interactive keynote moderated by Nathan Thornburgh, chief editor and publisher at Roads & Kingdoms, Bourdain talked about why he's increasingly in

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Hot off the presses from SXSW, Anthony Bourdain talks about the endurance and popularity of long form storytelling. Once again, long form storytelling and its advantages are making the news.

 

Bourdain talks about why he's increasingly interested in finding new ways to tell travel stories through interactive channels, and what viewers are really craving, especially with travel stories.

 

But his points apply to any business, really. Do the deep dive -- tell deeper, longer stories.

 

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 15, 2016 1:03 PM

Hot off the presses from SXSW, Anthony Bourdain talks about the endurance and popularity of long form storytelling. Once again, long form storytelling and its advantages are making the news.

 

Bourdain talks about why he's increasingly interested in finding new ways to tell travel stories through interactive channels, and what viewers are really craving, especially with travel stories.

 

But his points apply to any business, really. Do the deep dive -- tell deeper, longer stories.

 

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

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The Latest: Storymakers -- Ways Brands are Battling Storytelling

Presented at Inbound 2015, see how marketers are engaging in storymaking - building on the stories their consumers tell. See examples from Starbucks, Visa, Coc…

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, September 10, 2015 7:04 PM

Oh boy -- I like part of this SlideShare, and don't like other parts of it. Basically this is about how storytelling is maturing in the branding field.


Here's what I like: brands are finally getting beyond the "telling" part of working with stories, realizing there's gold in listening to/capturing/promoting the stories customers are sharing back with you.


There's also a nice definition of Storymaking. which is facilitating and tapping into the stories people are creating and sharing with each other. I guess they are "making" stories together.


Next the author, Dan Berkowitz, shares a chart of Storytelling versus Storymaking that seems OK -- these dynamics of storytelling have long been recognized. I quibble with juxtaposing Storytelling as "Approved" to Storymaking as "Authentic", however.


He then lists the action steps to get to storymaking, which seem reasonable for branding and advertising folks to take. Ads and social media examples are included. But outside of this field, all of these steps might not apply or work.


I kind of laugh though -- because we are still dealing with polarities of decentralized, unpredictable, fan-inspired storytelling and the desire for corp. control bleeding through here. There's a big difference between being deliberate and being in control, however.


Here's what I don't like -- the title of this SlideShare. The revenge of the storymakers?? Really??!!  Or "backtracking on storytelling"? How absurd. But LOL -- it got our attention :)


Bottom line: I'm happy to see advertising and branding folks finally waking up to the power of story dynamics. Some refinements need to be made, though.


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Why Transmedia Branding?

Why Transmedia Branding? | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Burghardt Tenderich:  "The principle at the core of transmedia branding is this: Rather than bombard audiences with unwanted and redundant brand messages, engage audiences in compelling conversations."

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Burghardt Tenderich:  "The principle at the core of transmedia branding is this: Rather than bombard audiences with unwanted and redundant brand messages, engage audiences in compelling conversations."

Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 3, 2015 11:16 PM

 

Burghardt Tenderich:  "The principle at the core of transmedia branding is this: Rather than bombard audiences with unwanted and redundant brand messages, engage audiences in compelling conversations."

Debora Rodrigues's curator insight, August 4, 2015 7:17 AM

 

Burghardt Tenderich:  "The principle at the core of transmedia branding is this: Rather than bombard audiences with unwanted and redundant brand messages, engage audiences in compelling conversations."

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Storied Characters: How to Increase Your Blog Reader #s

Storied Characters: How to Increase Your Blog Reader #s | immersive media | Scoop.it
Get 100,000 blog readers by creating personas, optimizing your posts, and converting casual readers into dedicated blog subscribers.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 18, 2015 1:34 PM

This hand dandy free guide from HubSpot (I have no affiliation) is all about storytelling. Their premise (and mine) is that without well developed personas, it will be hard to market effectively and get high numbers of blog readers.


Personas are simply storied characters about who uses your products/services. Do these well, and you will be light years ahead of others.


What I like here is how complete the section is on creating personas. There are clear instructions and 2 pages of questions to help you flesh out your characters.


The rest of the guide focuses on how to optimize and promote your blog post.


Crafting great personas/storied characters will definitely make a difference in your business. And I love that this guide addresses a side of business storytelling that often gets overlooked.


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2015 PR Trends: The Focus Is On Visual Storytelling

On-Demand Webinar: http://prn.to/1xvWtZ9

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 5, 2015 4:03 PM

The PR world is definitely changing and if you are an entrepreneur, business leader, or PR professional, this SlideShare discusses how adding visuals into your press releases and other PR activities will boost your response rate, visibility, etc.


I'm fascinated by the stats here and look forward to incorporating some of the tips shared. 


In the end, it should get us all thinking about how to leverage visuals more effectively in our marketing and PR efforts.


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Ken Dickens's curator insight, January 7, 2015 1:47 PM

Bottom line, add video and visuals to your PR messages and get a ton more exposure.  Nice survey and stats included here.  Self-serving for PR newswire of course, but, it tells the story.  Get it?  - Ken

 

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No offence, Sir Peter, but New Zealand needs to end its infatuation with Middle-earth [#transmedia]

No offence, Sir Peter, but New Zealand needs to end its infatuation with Middle-earth [#transmedia] | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, October 27, 2014 3:14 PM


Colin Kennedy:  "Applying Jeff Gomez's principle of [transmedia] story telling to market the NZ brand" ...

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Getting our Heads On Straight: Brand As Verb Principles (via stories)

80% of leaders say their brands offer a superior customer experience. Only 8% of customers agree. Meanwhile, marketers are tortured by the fact that the numb...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 18, 2014 9:07 PM

I'm heading to Portland, OR soon for a conference of PR and branding professionals and the theme is Story. As I'm thinking about the conference, I found this SlideShare program and thing it's really great -- because it's all about how to think better about branding and its link to customer experiences that then generate stories.


As I've pointed out before, story has impacted branding in huge ways. But it takes awhile for old mind-sets to fully make the change. Me included! So it's always helpful to have a few reminders around like this piece.


All the principles here can be actualized using stories. That's good news! And the examples shared here are good too.


Happy branding!


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Morgan Newall's curator insight, April 21, 2014 6:07 AM
Why a Verb? Because nobody got time for you if you aint doing nuttin!
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Neuroscience Study Identifies "Story Button" & What it Says About Brand/Human Love

Neuroscience Study Identifies "Story Button" & What it Says About Brand/Human Love | immersive media | Scoop.it
Move over focus groups. Neuroscience-based research from Innocean seeks to uncover what people really like and seemingly reveals that, sometimes...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 13, 2014 12:48 PM

Hmmmmm -- here's some new research from neuroscience. The company Innocean wired up 8 people to measure their responses, asked them questions about brands, and then about people they love.


Guess what -- 3 of the 8 people showed more love for brands than people. Why? The brands had a stronger story attached to them. What does it mean? Their interpretation is that there is a story button in our brain.


OK -- hold on here. I've got some problems with this. I'm not a neuroscientist but some of this seems like a lot of over-reaching.


First of all -- 8 people is a very tiny sample. That 3 of the 8 had a certain experience does not mean much at all.  All the study points to is more questions. Like for the 3 people who loved their brands more than loved ones, are their relationships troubled? If so, that would naturally lead to mythologizing a watch. And is a watch a brand or simply an object evoking strong memories? Is the love for the Seattle Seahawks more about someone mythologizing their identity? And does that reflect at all on this person's love for his toddler? Ay yi yi -- I could go on.


And then to conclude there's a "story button" in the brain that is more like a switch to turn on and off is problematic for me also. We think in stories so narrative structure is much more imbedded in who we are than a pus button indicates.


So I remain highly skeptical about this study until A LOT more research is done. Read the article and tell me what you think.


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Ivan Mercado Lorberg's curator insight, March 14, 2014 11:34 AM

¿Es posible "amar" o comprometerse con una marca en particular en un mundo tan poligámico como el de hoy enn día? Acá una respuesta Neurocientífica

Mervi Rauhala's curator insight, March 18, 2014 3:38 AM

Interesting study about how people "love "their favorite brands and icons even more than people. But there has to be a special story related to the product or brand, but but...The results could be also interpreted otherwise. Leaves lot of open questions.

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Is brand storytelling really about storytelling?

Is brand storytelling really about storytelling? | immersive media | Scoop.it
Storytelling is quite the buzzword these days. Shane Snow even predicted storytelling would be the #1 business skill of the next 5 years. I’ve become i

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 25, 2014 4:36 PM

What a great piece this is! Written by Keith Nerdin, it tackles whether all the buzz about storytelling and branding really makes sense. Nerdin takes a very common sense approach to this question and his conclusions are spot on.


What I also appreciate is that Nerdin approaches this question from a beginner's mind. He admits he is new to the biz storytelling world. As a result, his discussion and insights are very refreshing.


Too often those new to the field simply parrot what has already been said. Not Nerdin. He's put a lot of thought into the topic of story branding and is not afraid to share these with us.


This is a well written post that I think you will enjoy. And learn from. I won't spoil the ending for you but will tell you his words cut through all the hype out there.


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oconnorandkelly's curator insight, February 26, 2014 1:46 PM

Tremendous read ..... please do.

Barbara Ganley's curator insight, February 28, 2014 9:50 AM

Exactly...

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4 Steps To Building A Brand With Storytelling

4 Steps To Building A Brand With Storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it
By Guest Author, Jonah Sachs, CEO of Free Range StudiosGone are the days when brands could just broadcast their message and reach their audience. They now need a good story to break through.As the

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Jim Allen, III's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:50 AM

A very good read and useful information for you would be bloggers and very pertinent to those more relaxed type bloggers like me.

Karen Dietz's comment, September 13, 2013 7:24 PM
Justin, thanks for adding more info about Jonah's book!
Karen Dietz's comment, September 13, 2013 7:25 PM
Good points Jim and thanks for adding them.
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Just Story It - Scoops

Just Story It - Scoops | immersive media | 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.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=storytelling-skills-ni-part- 

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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!!