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Learn StoryTelling -- FREE online class!

Learn StoryTelling -- FREE online class! | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
How do you tell a story? Learn to listen and inspire. Understand trends in current fiction and learn to contextualize narratives in this MOOC. Enrol for free!
Karen Dietz's insight:

Hey folks -- here is an intensive and FREE online course that really digs into crafting stories. And it is an interdisciplinary course that also covers new technologies and transmedia storytelling. Yippee!!

The course is several weeks long and is participatory. The course description says you even get to practice your stories. Click through to read the extensive description, requirements, etc. It looks like a real winner.

The only caution is that it is being billed as crafting fictional stories -- and we all know business stories are all about sharing authentic personal experiences. So keep this in mind.

Still in all -- it sounds like a fab course. I have had a number of people ask me lately where they can go to learn storytelling. Here is your answer.

If anyone takes the course, let us know if it was a good experience or not!

Many thanks to fellow curator  for recommending this article!

This review was written by Karen Dietz for the Just Story It curation on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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Rescooped by Karen Dietz from Internet Marketing Strategy 2.0

Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder

Create Great Video Stories with the New Google Story Builder | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it
Collaboration has gone Google. Create a story and then share your video.

Via Robin Good
Karen Dietz's insight:

Ooooooooh, what fun to play with!

And what a great way to tell a quick business story. I love easy and quick!

Write out the dialoge between 2 characters -- your business and a client, for example. Add some music and click play. Then watch the magic happen!

Then post it to Google+ or other places. Woo hoo!

Thanks Robin Good for finding and sharing this. Life just got easier for us biz storytellers!

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

Lino's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:13 AM

Es una aplicación potente y muy fácil de usar que nos permite crear clips de vídeo reproduciendo una historia  con frases de texto que hayamos ideado entre dos o más personajes.


El video final se puede compartir directamente en Google+ o como un enlace para cualquier sitio que deseemos (por desgracia, no se muestra una vista previa o miniatura cuando se trata de compartir vídeo creado con StoryBuilder en Facebook).


Una gran herramienta.


De uso libre. (No tenemos que registrarte o iniciar sesión para acceder a ella).


Pruébalo: http://docsstorybuilder.appspot.com/

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 17, 2013 5:20 AM

Stories are a power communication strategy. 

N Kaspar's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:08 AM

A tool to use for digital story telling.

Rescooped by Karen Dietz from Digital Presentations in Education

Make your idea stick

Short explanation of Chip & Dan Heath's brilliant book 'Made to Stick' - Why some ideas take hold and others come unstuck. With the funny and sticky example by

Via Baiba Svenca
Karen Dietz's insight:

Latest update 06/23/13: the video which is the focus of this SlideShare -- "Dumb Ways to Die" -- has been viewed over 50 million times, and has just received Grand Prix honors at Cannes! So pay attention here :)

I rescooped this from fellow curator Baiba Svenca even though I have curated the original video before. 

I did so because in this SlideShare presentation, it examines WHY this funny video -- Dumb Ways To Die -- really sticks. It's based on the Heath brother's book "Made To Stick."

The presentation was put together by Orsolya Nemes in Budapest, Hungry, who is a consultant / trainer.

It's a fabulous primer about how to craft your stories (and other material) so people remember it and repeat it via word-of-mouth marketing. The video is less a story, but it embodies many devices we use in storytelling to make our work memorable and repeatable. You will want to take note of these elements.

That's a good thing! So have fun watching the video (it is one of my favorites) and go through the slide presentation to understand why it works so well.

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

Denyse Drummond-Dunn's curator insight, March 20, 2013 8:25 AM
Great, if a bit long video included, but presentation is definitely worth a read.
Peter Sampson's curator insight, April 28, 2013 6:35 PM

Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, Stories

Lucy Beaton's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:03 AM

It's all about creating Simple, Unexpected, Concrete, Credible, Emotional, Stories.

Rescooped by Karen Dietz from Story Selling

Visual Storytelling: The Key Weapon to Content Marketing

Visual Storytelling: The Key Weapon to Content Marketing | Just Story It! Biz Storytelling | Scoop.it

"Thanks to social networks, we’ve naturally been driven to a host of metrics that include attributes of “engagement” and conversations shared online."


"This, in turn, has fueled the content marketing race – and ultimately, the quest for producing what is most relevant or valuable to a company’s current and prospective customers."


"As we compete in this context to draw attention for our brand and offerings, perhaps one element has remained constant above all others: the power of visual storytelling."

Via Ken Jondahl
Karen Dietz's insight:

These videos are terrific examples of how businesses have applied 8 basic plots to create effective visual stories that define their brand. Enjoy!

Karen Dietz's comment, February 2, 2013 8:41 PM
Many thanks for the shout-out Mike! Have an awesome day :)
Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, February 2, 2013 11:41 PM

The most potent tool for WORK PLACE learning tool too! specially in the knowledge and the sharing economy!

Mike Ellsworth's comment, February 3, 2013 5:27 PM
Firas, thanks for the reScoop!