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Growing leader's impact, influence and income through the power of business storytelling                  www.juststoryit.com
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Need to sleep? Listen to Boring Stories! A New Podcast

Need to sleep? Listen to Boring Stories! A New Podcast | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Nora Caplan-Bricker on Drew Ackerman’s podcast “Sleep with Me,” which features long-winded stories intended to put insomniacs to sleep.
Karen Dietz's insight:

LOL -- just when I think I've heard about everything story, here comes another creative innovation for storytelling.

 

Have trouble getting to sleep? 20-40% of all adults have insomnia in the course of any year according to SleepMed.

 

But now you can listen to BORING stories to help you nod off. Brilliant. Try it out and see if it works for you.

 

Read all about it in this article -- how this idea came about, why it's effective -- and sweet dreams :)

 

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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Ending Your Storied Speech with a Bang: 9 Fab Ways

There must be a better way to conclude your speech. After all, what the grand finale is to a musician, the conclusion is to a speaker. Learn the 9 awesome ways…
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here's a helpful and snackable SlideShare for this Friday!


It's a short 20 slides giving 9 great ways to end a presentation/podcast/webinar.


Endings are tricky and where a lot of people flub up. Some of these endings you'll recognize, some may be new to you.


Even better, the author Sketchbubble, gives us 8 traps to avoid. Enjoy these tips for ending a winning presentation.


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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Incredible Talk Event From Incredible Coach -- Karen Dietz Interview

Incredible Talk Event From Incredible Coach -- Karen Dietz Interview | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
IncredibleTalks! Marketing and Mindset Interviews for Entrepreneurs, Coaches, and Consultants
Karen Dietz's insight:

Now here's the second interview with me that's coming up next week. This one is with Mike Rafferty of Incredible Coach, and you can listen in on Wed. March 18th. Mike was great to work with and I am honored to be on his show.


Click on the link to get all the info on when and how to participate.


Mike and I did this interview a few months ago where we talked about how to use storytelling to increase your impact, influence, and revenue. We had a great time for 30 minutes and I shared lots of good info for you to take home.


BTW -- my book with Lori Silverman Business Storytelling For Dummies is now a bestseller! It's been out a year and we've sold over 5,000 copies. Yay! Only 6% of non-fiction books sell that many. Wow -- who knew? Needless to say, we are thrilled.


OK -- shameless self promotion is over and I'll go back to curating more cool stuff for you :))


Enjoy your day -- Karen

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Capturing Wisdom With Storytelling

Capturing Wisdom With Storytelling | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Madelyn Blair’s company name Pelerei represents two root words that mean “lifting people up.”  She made up the name as a hidden reminder of who she is and why she is here.  Learn more about Madelyn’s books: "Riding the Current" and "Essays in Two Voices".
Karen Dietz's insight:

Oh this is so cool! My good friend and biz story buddy Madelyn Blair is interviewed here by Annette Simmons (author of The Story Factor) where she talks about how to harvest our stories for wisdom. 


This is particularly important for leadership -- but also really for anyone in business who wants to maximize their work with business stories and being a compelling storyteller.


There are many qualities I love about Madelyn. She's brilliant and her book Riding the Current focuses on how we can stay up to speed in this age of information overload. In particular, she discusses how stories can help us continually engage with learning, and develop wisdom.


She talks about other topics in this interview, too -- like social media and its connection to storytelling. Plus she shares with everyone an activity any group can do to elevate mood, reveal core values, and find/transfer wisdom. Yeah!


Madelyn arrives tomorrow for a visit -- we're taking Bo Eason's storytelling workshop over the weekend, then heading to Los Angeles for meetings and a day-long get together of other biz story professionals. I can't wait to hang out with my buds, get inspired from sharing our work and progress, and be with everyone in person instead of via Skype.


OK -- enjoy this podcast. I know you will and thanks Annette for another great interview!


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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The Art of Storytelling -- Interview w/ Karen Dietz, Part 2

The Art of Storytelling -- Interview w/ Karen Dietz, Part 2 | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

Group Process Consulting offers short, intense, emotionally anchored experiences in the form of speeches, workshops and group interventions.

Karen Dietz's insight:

Here is the second part of the interview I had with biz story guru and good friend Annette Simmons. We talk about several behind the scenes principles story work practitioners need to be aware of. Below is a small excerpt. Annette and I had a lot of fun together and I hope you gain a few more insights from this next podcast!


This link won't last long, but is availabe for download on iTunes here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-3-art-storytelling/id735863915?i=169716215&mt=2 

 

Here's an excerpt from the interview:

Expecting storytelling consultants to study with performance tellers is not about keeping the bloodlines pure, but about ensuring new applications of story retain the magic that keeps oral storytelling alive. Karen points out that one aspect of storytelling that gets lost is that “storytelling is deep play.” Karen says, “It’s really fun!…I lose control of the room…and that’s perfect.” Once people get permission to tell stories, that’s all they want to do.

 

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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Science + Storytelling: Coming Together @ The Story Collider

Science + Storytelling: Coming Together @ The Story Collider | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Both scientists and non-scientists tell personal stories with links to science in Moth-inspired events in New York, Boston and Washington, D.C.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Here's a post sharing about the Story Collider where scientists come to share their stories of their research. And yes, they are really stories -- personal, compelling, and engaging. 

 

This just goes to show you the power of storytelling to make science come alive. 

 

The article talks about how the Story Collider got started, and who founded it. There are also some great audios to listen to of scientists telling their stories.

 

I like the last line in the post: “This world we live in is shaped more by science than anything else, and if we’re going to be a part of it, we need to see that scientists are human and that science affects people who aren’t scientists. And if we do it while laughing and drinking with friends … well, I think that’s probably the best way.”

 

Hey -- if scientists can tell compelling stories, so can you! Take notes while you listen on the kinds of stories they share about their work.

 

Enjoy.

 

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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Story Powered Hangout w/ Karen Dietz: Best Articles From Her Biz Story Curation

Story Powered Hangout w/ Karen Dietz: Best Articles From Her Biz Story Curation | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
In this episode of Story Powered™ Lianne Picot will be ‘hanging out’ with Karen Dietz of Just Story It. Karen will be sharing some of the articles and news
Karen Dietz's insight:

Hi folks! Tomorrow I'm being interviewed by colleague Lianne Picot for her Story Powered radio show on business storytelling.


Come hang out with us as we talk about some of my favorite biz story articles that I've brought into my curation.


We'll also chat about several trends I'm noticing, talk a bit about curating, and add some tips on how to curate stories, knowledge and wisdom for your company or tribe.


Date and Time: Tues. May 5, 10 am Pacific. 


Click on the title link above for more info. Hope you can listen in!

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Have a story to tell? Focus on the 'native voice' to connect

Have a story to tell? Focus on the 'native voice' to connect | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Video is all the rage for storytelling these days. But too many people overlook the power of oral narratives. Learn why you shouldn't ignore audio.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Nowadays we are being constantly told that we must share our stories using video to get any traction. Then comes along this gem of an article that says, "Wait a minute...maybe not so!"


As the article says, telling a story via video can be powerful -- plus expensive and time-consuming. Even more, it may not be the ONLY way to "move" the hearts and minds of people.


Here's a quote from the post that stood out for me:

“The soul is ‘contained’ in the human voice,” says Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, and former NPR producer. Gotta love that. 


There is plenty of advice and other good points made in this article. When you are crunched for time or cash -- or both -- remember the power of the human voice and go audio. Or mix up your content strategy to include more audio.


You may be surprised with the results!


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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malek's curator insight, July 11, 2014 6:53 PM

Humans need a sympathetic voice to like a story.

massimo scalzo's curator insight, July 12, 2014 6:17 AM

Karen Dietz is absolutely right ! Video is a powerful storytelling tool. Nothing can be compared to it!

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Bored + distracted: audio stories are just not cutting it

Bored + distracted: audio stories are just not cutting it | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Of all the ways to enjoy a book, minds wander most when we're listening to someone else read it.
Karen Dietz's insight:

Ooh ooh ooh -- this article is really cool! Add this to your arsenal about why oral or in-person storytelling is a higher leverage point than just audio stories.


This article makes the point that reading a story creates more engagement with it because more of the brain and body is engaged. We already know that oral storytelling is a whole brain/whole body experience that often trumps reading. The research shared here has important ramifications for anyone producing content.


The researchers demonstrate that people who listen to stories (like podcasts or books on tape) are more easily distracted. That means your ability to connect, engage, and shift perceptions is compromised. And compromised a lot, according to this research.


Enjoy digging into this research and learning more about how to better leverage the power of storytelling.


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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Miriam Gilbert's curator insight, February 14, 2014 9:54 AM

Very interesting: comparing the impact of reading vs listening to a book. Not sure I completely agree - the comments are worth noting, too!

Kim Adamof's curator insight, February 14, 2014 11:03 AM

Storytelling via listening - how can you tell your story to get people to want to listen?

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