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A Powerful Digital Story as the Last Exhibit for the Defense

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Defense lawyers are embracing video as a way to help them tell what they hope will be a more favorable story about their clients.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Now here is a fascinating application for storytelling that is popping up in the legal field -- having not-famous, not-rich defendants share their stories during sentencing that helps judges make better decisions about punishment.


Typically it's only clients with big bucks who can bankroll a digital story to present to the judge during sentencing. Now the playing field is getting leveled a bit here in CA.


What grabbed me about the article -- besides it being well written -- was how storytelling is making more inroads into the legal system, and as the article states, transform the process while reducing the divide between rich and poor defendants.


Learn the challenges of bringing digital stories into the work of public defenders, along with other issues this practice of digital storytelling raises.


And consider -- is this a new market for any of you?


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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Art Jones's curator insight, May 26, 2015 4:23 PM

Attorneys have always be very good at using story formula to reach their audience of judges and jurors on behalf of their high paying clients. Now defendants from all walks of life can showcase their authentic self for judges and jurors using the power of digital video in an attempt to influence judgements handed down.

Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 2, 6:00 PM

Now here is a fascinating application for storytelling that is popping up in the legal field -- having not-famous, not-rich defendants share their stories during sentencing that helps judges make better decisions about punishment. 

 

Typically it's only wealthy clients who can bankroll a digital story to present to the judge during sentencing. Now the playing field is getting leveled a bit here in CA. 

 

What grabbed me about the article -- besides it being well written -- was how storytelling is making more inroads into the legal system, and as the article states, transform the process while reducing the divide between rich and poor defendants. 

 

Learn the challenges of bringing digital stories into the work of public defenders, along with other issues this practice of digital storytelling raises.

 

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Do stories ALWAYS persuade?? Narrative Persuasion in Legal Settings: What’s the Story?

Do stories ALWAYS persuade?? Narrative Persuasion in Legal Settings: What’s the Story? | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

A new look at the narrative in legal settings with reactions from two trial consultants. To begin, researchers in the area of story-based persuasion draw a distinction between argument-based persuasive communications, also referred to as rhetorical communications, and story- or narrative-based persuasive communications.


Are people persuaded by a story or by rational rhetoric? Or a combination of both? Are YOU more persuaded by a story, rhetorical communications, or a combintion of both?


Hmmmm -- what interesting questions! This article tackling these questions is a bit of along read, so grab a cup of coffee one morning this weekend and dive in.


The conversations about storytelling these days promote the idea that everyone is persuaded by stories. Not so!! The researchers here took the context of trial lawyers to test this premis and find out what REALLY persuades people.


As it turns out, several factors come into play as to whether someone is persuaded by stories only. One factor is the individual's need for cognition like debate, solving puzzles, or considering complex problems.  Who knew??!!


Anyway, this is a very interesting article and really puts storytelling as a persuasive medium into context -- and expands our notions about stories, while also course-correcting our assumptions.


The language of the article is somewhat academic but nothing daunting. You will be able to easily get through it.


And I know it will help you get smarter and wiser about how and when to use stories for maximum impact.


Here's the link to the original article: 

http://www.thejuryexpert.com/2011/05/narrative-persuasion/ 


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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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 2, 5:57 PM

Are people persuaded by a story or by rational rhetoric? Or a combination of both? Are YOU more persuaded by a story, rhetorical communications, or a combination of both? 

 

Hmmmm -- what interesting questions! This article tackling these questions is a bit of along read, so grab a cup of coffee one morning this weekend and dive in. 

 

The conversations about storytelling these days promote the idea that everyone is persuaded by stories. Not so!! The researchers here took the context of trial lawyers to test this premise and find out what REALLY persuades people. 

 

As it turns out, several factors come into play as to whether someone is persuaded by stories only. One factor is the individual's need for cognition like debate, solving puzzles, or considering complex problems.  Who knew??!! 

 

Anyway, this is a very interesting article and really puts storytelling as a persuasive medium into context -- and expands our notions about stories, while also course-correcting our assumptions. 

 

The language of the article is somewhat academic but nothing daunting. You will be able to easily get through it. 

 

And I know it will help you get smarter and wiser about how and when to use stories for maximum impact.

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Copyright Fair Use & How it Works for Both Images & Your Biz Stories

Copyright Fair Use & How it Works for Both Images & Your Biz Stories | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Copyright of images: What you need to know about publishing photos, images and videos online to make good decisions on fair use and avoid legal actions.
Karen Dietz's insight:

To help you stay on the straight and narrow, here is a handy guide for how to work with copyrights and fair use. Knowing the ins-and-outs of this topic is critical for both the stories you are telling, and the images you are using with your stories.


This weekend I was taking a workshop with the amazing storyteller Susan Klein. We had a lively discussion about storytelling. And we all shared experiences of telling a personal story and then sometime later being in the audience where the person on stage told OUR personal story as if it was theirs, without attribution. Bad bad bad.


So knowing the ethics around business storytelling (http://www.juststoryit.com/story-resources.htm), along with copyright and fair use will keep you out of trouble. Keept this guide handy!


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

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Storytelling: The Shared Quest For Excellence in Document Review ...

Storytelling: The Shared Quest For Excellence in Document Review ... | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Storytelling is said to have no place in the hard-edged, logic driven, command-and- control culture to which the legal and business communities have grown accustomed. Euphemisms – like “business narrative” – have been ...


This is a great article focused on laywers, but has insights for us all.  The author talks about documents as narratives, suggesting they fall into three buckets:

  1. Linkage
  2. Gravity
  3. Resonance


He then goes on to suggest how to use those categories when crafting, reviewing, or using those documents and connecting them with implementation plans.  Very useful!


I know I'm going to start looking at my documents in slightly different ways now. Go read the article and get some ideas for how this might apply to your plans, proposals, and other documents.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, August 2, 5:58 PM

This is a great article focused on lawyers, but has insights for us all.  The author talks about documents as narratives, suggesting they fall into three buckets: 

  1. Linkage 
  2. Gravity 
  3. Resonance 

 

He then goes on to suggest how to use those categories when crafting, reviewing, or using those documents and connecting them with implementation plans.  Very useful! 

 

I know I'm going to start looking at my documents in slightly different ways now. Go read the article and get some ideas for how this might apply to your plans, proposals, and other documents.

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