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Storytelling--Best Practices + Case Studies For Winning Big

Storytelling--Best Practices + Case Studies For Winning Big | Intelligent Communications | Scoop.it
If you want to separate your content from your competitors, storytelling is a great tactic to add to your content marketing strategy. Several interesting case studies have shown how the implementation of storytelling can triple sales within one year. The best part is that any business can use storytelling in their content marketing strategy by following these five best practices.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 2, 2015 11:38 AM

What a great article! Thanks to fellow curator Gregg Morris @Gregg Morris for finding and sharing it.


Here's what I like: the case studies and proof the author, Jasmine Henry, uses to back up her points. Gotta love that. No wild speculation here -- just solid material on how storytelling has produced results for real companies, and why.


The tips given are also right on. Go read the article, grab the examples, and follow Henry's advice. It's a great way to start off the week and the month of February!

Cathryn Wellner's curator insight, February 3, 2015 9:35 PM

Good one, Gregg Morris. Thanks!

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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 | Intelligent Communications | 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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How to Find + Tell Awesome Customer Stories

How to Find + Tell Awesome Customer Stories | Intelligent Communications | Scoop.it
Want to grow your business? Then share your customer stories.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 22, 2014 2:54 PM

I just wrote this blog for Curatti.com that was posted today and it's all about how to find and tell your customer's stories.


The post is a compendium of the best articles I've found on the topic plus one blog post I wrote myself.


There are lots of good resources for you to investigate. I include articles on who the real hero of the story is, how to gather stories, how to listen for customer stories, and how to turn your customer stories into tons of repurpose-able content. Each article has more resources or examples to check out.


After reviewing this material everyone should be able to gather and tell their customer stories in powerful ways.


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

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, May 23, 2014 2:28 AM

Great collection of articles by Karen!  You will find many ways to go about collecting and sharing your customer stories.

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Biz Storytelling: What Marketers Are Missing About Making Emotional Connections

Biz Storytelling: What Marketers Are Missing About Making Emotional Connections | Intelligent Communications | Scoop.it
Douglas Van Praet discusses the neurological nature of empathy and how marketers often focus on competition at the expense of real connections.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 26, 2013 12:16 AM

Using empathy adds to your business story. 

Juliana Loh's curator insight, November 27, 2013 4:17 AM

Marketers are a strange breed... so attached to their 'numbers and analytics'. After returning from a series of marketing-focused conferences, I heard one say to the other: "they want more empathy? okay then, throw them more testimonials and let them talk about it online". *groan*  No no no...  maybe you should read this article. (Thanks Karen)

Julien Pepiot's curator insight, November 27, 2013 10:00 AM

"Provide value and not take value = a customer for life"