"An effective communication tool for ages, storytelling has come of age in the business world. Storytelling and business narratives have proven to be an effective communication strategy, and Business Storytelling For Dummies helps you to accurately translate data, facts, and figures into rich, captivating messages tailored to any situation or audience."
Business Storytelling For Dummies -- Karen Dietz & Lori Silverman
If you have been wondering why I haven't been curating as much these days it's because I've been buried in intense publisher deadlines writing this book with Lori. Here's the link:
We began writing in April. Trying to keep up with client work, writing, and curating has been daunting at times, like this last week! The writing has been so non-stop that I'm now wearing a wrist brace because my right arm is now so over used. Chiropractors and acupuncturists have been enormously helpful in relieving the carpel tunnel that has developed.
Despite the long days and working weekends, the book is exciting to produce. We've got chapters on:
- How to figure out the ROI of story projects
- What happens when you translate an oral story into different media
- How to bring data and story together so you don't lose the power of storytelling
- Different narrative types you'll find in business
- How to expand and contract a story
- And much more!
Upcoming chapters focus on using stories in sales, change efforts, raising funds, and how to launch story projects within your company.
Hopefully not much will be cut in the editing process! But never fear -- if material ends up on the cutting room floor we'll turn it into blog articles to share with you.
Today I'm doing final edits on the 'Expanding and contracting a story', then turning my attention for the next several day to the chapter on 'Storytelling to fund your passion'. Whew!
Final deadlines for all the chapters are in early August. Publication is in November 2013. Whoopee! We'll have to have a party :)) And my husband deserves sainthood -- he's taken over all household duties, makes sure I eat, and schedules at least one break per week to keep me going.
Stay tuned for more updates! Now -- back to curating a few pieces for you, and writing the next chapters :)) Many many thanks for your patience and continued support.
This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling atwww.scoop.it/t/just-story-it