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The Game of Thrones: Storytelling Lessons For PowerPoint

Lessons in Persuasive Language from The Game of Thrones

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 28, 2016 2:59 PM

Whether you are into Game Of Thrones or not, this presentation is a hoot! And so accurate!

 

I smiled all the way through the slides. My colleagues at the Hoffman Agency have once again put a fabulous piece together -- truths wrapped in humor. Love it.

 

Watch this, chuckle, then get with the program!

 

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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Catalogs Are Coming Back With Storytelling - NYTimes.com

Catalogs Are Coming Back With Storytelling - NYTimes.com | immersive media | Scoop.it

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, February 4, 2015 6:26 AM

De aandacht voor de catalogus is terug in de VS. Niet met de nadruk op alle producten van een firma, maar met foto's, lifestyle en verhalen die bij die producten en firma passen. Door de 'zware lading' aan informatie via internet zou de catalogus in nieuwe vorm opnieuw van waarde kunnen worden voor bedrijven.

Jane Dunnewold's comment, February 4, 2015 11:24 AM
Really interesting to consider. I know there are catalogs I sure love to read - even when I never intend to buy anything. IT IS about the inspiration. I love it that print is "coming back.." and wonder what else will follow suit?
Debra Walker's curator insight, February 4, 2015 2:21 PM

Love that storytelling is bringing back in vogue the beautiful catalogue. 

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Blog Content: The Longer the Better. Good news for biz storytelling

Blog Content: The Longer the Better. Good news for biz storytelling | immersive media | Scoop.it
Since Google dropped the Hummingbird patch, there’s been a new secret ingredient to getting noticed on the Internet: longer content equals higher rankings. Google indicated that content totaling 2,000 words versus 500 or less will rank higher on search engines. We here at Express Writers were skeptical at first.

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Gav Morris's curator insight, February 25, 2014 5:54 PM

The end of succinct at last...

Lynn O'Connell for O'Connell Meier's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:20 AM

IMHO, your content should be the length it needs to be to tell your story -- no shorter, no longer.  Don't be afraid of long posts as the people who are interested WILL read to the end. (And they are the ones you want to reach!) On the flip side, don't pad posts just to reach an arbitrary Google SEO number.

Prof. Stefan Heijnk's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:21 AM

Good news for longform addicts. :-)

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Forget The Pitch: To Answer “What Do You Do?” Share A 30-Second Story

Forget The Pitch: To Answer “What Do You Do?” Share A 30-Second Story | immersive media | Scoop.it
Learn how to create and tell simple sales stories to effectively communicate your value proposition when potential prospects ask "What do you do?"

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 13, 2015 11:40 AM

One of my former clients, Andy Paul @ZeroTimeSelling  of Zero Time Selling, writes this post that is right on.


When someone asks you, "What do you do?" -- forget the elevator speech!! Yes, that's right. Just drop it. Share a 30-40 second client story instead. You will get way better results.


What kinds of results? Memorability. The listener will know the difference you make and the value  you bring. You will have begun a relationship, turning a prospect into a warmer lead. These are all things we want.


Andy's post tells you exactly how to create a 30-40 second story. I've used this technique for years and it really works!


The only suggestion I would add is to make sure your customer story makes your customer the hero -- not your. Show the listener how the client was able to do something extraordinary. Everyone wants to be the hero. You are the secondary character.


Go read this post and try it out this week. You'll be glad you did!


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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Storytelling, Memory, and Sales Conversions: How It All Works

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"When you look at the marketing funnel from a storytelling perspective – each area of the funnel proposes different “acts” of your customer’s story." Ankit Oberoi @peeplaja


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 25, 2014 3:05 PM

This is a lengthy but very meaty post about how storytelling, the mechanics of learning, and understanding how memory works can lead to higher conversions from a website.


I love the material shared about both memory and learning. And that the author, Ankit Oberoi, shows how these -- along with narrative -- can generate higher sales from a website.


The beginning of the article talks about the Significant Objects project, and the neuroscience of storytelling -- both of which I've curated before. So no news there, but it is a good overview.


The article really starts to get interesting when Oberoi picks apart a Men's Wearhouse ad and website to tell us how storytelling, memory (short-term, long-term, implicit, episodic, etc.), and learning (attention, encoding, storage, retrieval) all works together to increase sales. I really like the memory map he shares!


So if you want more leads and sales from your website, dig in here because there is very useful information. Does the article provide all the answers? Probably not. But it's a terrific good start and I think it will help everyone a lot!


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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CEO of SAP recruits a Chief Storyteller- Why?

When the world’s largest business software company hires a Chief Storyteller, its news, because it’s a first for the industry.

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Hans Heesterbeek's curator insight, September 19, 2013 12:16 AM

Wow thats a great step forwards for the trade 

Albert Green's comment, September 19, 2013 3:29 AM
The headline misleaded me a bit. Until now I thought this was the first Chief Storyteller title in history. And from what I've read, she's been working for SPA for 18 months already, so it's about time to hear more about her achievements. Great content, nevertheless, thanks again.
Karen Dietz's comment, September 19, 2013 10:15 AM
Hi Albert -- yes there are a few other Chief Storytellers around. But it is still rare. And I really like your point -- we do want to know more! Seems SAP needs to continue to share this story :)