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Merry Christmas to you all

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I created this collage to explain my feelings about Christmas.  Everyone has their own.  This is what I like to believe.

 

During this holy time, know that all times are holy, that every religion holds truth, that each tradition is sacred, and that it is in the simple sharing of love that we make our beliefs come alive, and our dreams come true. Let this Christmas Day remind us that Christ came to invite us to offer love to all humankind, and to open the door of God's kingdom to every soul.

 

 

Merry Christmas

December 25, 2011

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I Get That Digital Art by Kathy Tarochione - I Get That Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

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Canine Barketing Firm uses Dogs as Reporters for online eMagazine | PRLog

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Online Photography Contest - Winners to Appear on National TV

Online Photography Contest - Winners to Appear on National TV | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
Fine Art America is hosting an online photography contest. Five winners will be selected to have their photos appear in a national TV commercial.

 

Please vote for this picture. http://fineartamerica.com/contests/national-tv-photo-contest.html?tab=vote&artworkid=985732

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Online Photography Contest - Winners to Appear on National TV

Online Photography Contest - Winners to Appear on National TV | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
Fine Art America is hosting an online photography contest. Five winners will be selected to have their photos appear in a national TV commercial.

 

Please vote for my digital art creation of "My Guy" that I submitted in a Fine Art America contest. Your vote would really mean a lot to me. Thanks so much. I'd love to see Tark (my personal Angel) be selected.

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A New Way to Tell The Stories Inside Your Images. | Stipple Blog

A New Way to Tell The Stories Inside Your Images. | Stipple Blog | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
image should be a text explaining what is in the image. In the photojournalistic world, it is called the W's : Where, When, What, Who, Why.

 

Oh this is so cool! This is another new tool for taking a static photo and turning it into  a story. I love the examples shared in this blog post. I'm getting lots of ideas already and know you will too once you review the material here.

 

Now go have fun with your photos!


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Karen Dietz's comment, March 28, 2012 9:14 AM
Thank you Kenneth! Enjoy the day :)
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Just Story It - Scoops

Just Story It - Scoops | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it

Here are the best articles from across the web that I can find on using stories and storytelling in business.

I've chosen them because they actually make a contribution to our knowledge and wisdom about stories, show us how to apply stories to growing our businesses, or give valuable how-to tips.

 

I weed out all the junk. And besides, who needs another post in why storytelling is important?? Where's the beef?? We want the meat!

 

I've written reviews of each article to share what I like best, what you can get from reading the article, or what may be missing in the article.

 

How To Find A Topic: Click on the Tags tab above, and then click on one of the tags. All the articles on that topic will appear.

 

I may occassionally review an article that I think is problematic as a way to educate us all, although most I will simply pass over.  If you wonder if I've seen an article that is not included here, send me a message and I'll respond.

After doing biz story work for over a decade (and with a PhD in Folklore) I hope you find many great insights and tips here. Many thanks for visiting and enjoy the articles!

 

And I hope you will also visit my website for more tips and tools, & take the free Story IQ assessment so you can see how well developed your storytelling skills and knowledge is: http://www.juststoryit.com/storyiq  ;


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 7, 2013 8:15 AM

Karen is dedicated to the art of Storytelling as a key tool in running a business or any other type of endeavor.  Here at ManufacturingStories.com we fully support this art form as the best way to generate positive and effective change.  Thanks Karen for all of your dedicated and tireless work! It's a tood Story!!

Thorsten Strauss's comment, September 9, 2013 8:15 AM
Hello Karen. "Here are the best articles from across the web that I can find on using stories and storytelling in business." Please scoop a new link to these articles. The link you put in the comments only points at your scoop page. Or was the message that your scoop page IS the collection of the great articles? A bit unclear. (PS: I suggested a scoop for you today)
Karen Dietz's comment, September 11, 2013 8:52 PM
Hi Thorsten -- the link needs fixing and I'm trying to do get that done. Thanks for your patience. The link should actually be to the entire curation. This post is a permanent post that acts as a kind of editorial page. The idea is when people want to direct others to the entire collection, they can scoop/re-scoop this page which should lead people to the site. Thanks for the comment and I'll work on clearing up any confusion! And many thanks for the suggestion, which I thought was fabulous.
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Telling the Story in Your Organization

Telling the Story in Your Organization | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
How can you increase the storytelling culture within your organization? Here are 11 tips to help you and others in telling the story.

 

Stuck for ideas about where to find stories in your organization? Looking for concrete practical advice for how to support storytelling within your company?

 

Then you are going to love these quick easy tips to get you started!


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Karen Dietz's comment, March 26, 2012 11:08 PM
Thank you for re-scooping this article Dennis! Have a great week :)
Ken Morrison's comment, March 27, 2012 5:37 AM
Hi Karen.
Wow! Scoop.it score of 91! I have my students starting their 10-week scoop.it project this week. If you you have a few sentences of advice, I would be glad to pass it on to them.
Best wishes.
Ken
Karen Dietz's comment, March 27, 2012 12:58 PM
Hi Ken! Yep, pretty proud of that score :) Here's my advice -- write reviews and add tags. Both are invaluable and make the distinction between an 'aggregator' of information and a curator who carefully selects, reviews, comments, and catalogs the articles to create a meaningful context for readers. Sounds like a fun class! Looking forward to hearing more about it.
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Copy of Corporate Storytelling: frame by frame by Kate Ryan on Prezi

Wow! What a great presentation on corporate storytelling using the very cool tool Prezi. Totally awesome. And very complete. Videos are imbedded that back up the points made. And the material is RICH with valuable points, insights, and information.

 

I'm in the process of building a presentation using Prezi and can't wait to finish it soon. This piece is inspiring me to get going.

 

Enjoy!


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Facebook Timeline For Brands: It's About Storytelling - Forbes

Facebook Timeline For Brands: It's About Storytelling - Forbes | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
Guest post written by Jamie Tedford Jamie Tedford is founder at CEO of Brand Networks, a social branding consultancy. Jamie Tedford As anticipated, Facebook Timeline for Pages was announced Wednesday.

 

All right -- I've had it today. I'm burning through the articles and am getting annoyed at all of the blog posts on storytelling and branding. Why? Here's the tone of them all: push push push your stories! Find them. Craft them. Push them out to your customers. Whether it's about the new Facebook timeline, or finding and telling your brand's stories, it's still the same old advertising/pr/marketing paradigm of 'telling.'

 

Yuck! These folks are totally missing the dynamics of engaging content through stories which includes listening, conversations, and story sharing back and forth.  Oh, and where's the conversation about authenticity??  It seems like brand storytelling is all about morphing and shaping stories to hook customers. Danger, danger! That sounds more like manipulation than authentic storied conversations.

 

OK, I'll get off my soap box now.

 

Here's what you can take away from this article that I like: tips in this article to use storytelling elements for your Facebook timeline.  

 

Your thoughts?


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Karen Dietz's comment, March 22, 2012 3:33 PM
Thank you so much both Liz and Rowan!
Liz -- I agree with you 100%. I was trained as a journalist and I am dismayed at how 'journalism' has been co-opted these days to mean anything but. Storytelling is also getting co-opted, and not always in good ways.
Rowan -- you are absolutely correct. We can 'tell' our stories but it truly is about story sharing. And so many companies just aren't getting it. As a result, they are losing out on huge engagement opportunities, I think. And yes Rowan, please send me the stories of the two companies you are working with. They sound like marvelous projects and I would love to see them.
I so appreciate both of your comments! We'll just have to keep being vocal about what is working and not working in the story and journalism space :)
Karen Dietz's comment, March 22, 2012 3:41 PM
Thank you for re-scooping this Liz and also for your wonderful comments! Have a great rest of the week :)
Karen Dietz's comment, March 25, 2012 2:14 PM
Thank you for re-scooping this Omar! Have a great week :)
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Reboot Workshop: Michael Margolis – Get Storied

Last January I put together my first conference. Reboot Workshop was a sold-out day long workshop with presentations, Q&A and Networking. Michael from Get Storied was an amazing addition to the group.
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Mobograf.com – Intro Video: From Shooting to Storytelling

Mobograf.com – Intro Video: From Shooting to Storytelling | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
RT @Mobograf: Intro Video: From Shooting to Storytelling http://t.co/AnfiQD4E...
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Minneapolis pet news Examiner - General Pets | Examiner.com

Minneapolis pet news Examiner - General Pets | Examiner.com | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
Get the latest news and information on Minneapolis pet news, including local information on General Pets.

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You Made A Difference Digital Art by Kathy Tarochione - You Made A Difference Fine Art Prints and Posters for Sale

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Goldendoodle Helps 7-Year-Old Girl, Meghan Weingarth, With Deadly Nut
Allergy (PHOTOS)

Goldendoodle Helps 7-Year-Old Girl, Meghan Weingarth, With Deadly Nut <br/>Allergy (PHOTOS) | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
If yous don't tink Dogs know how to communicate, you gotta read dis.
Charlie says so!
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I told you I LOVE dogs!!

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Photography Equipment FOR SALE - a set on Flickr

This equipment is for sale at: Picture A Moment Pet Productions 117 N. Main Harrison, AR 72601 870-743-3980 info@pictureamoment.com LOCAL PICKUP ONLY. There is more available, but I'm just listing it.
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Online Photography Contest - Winners to Appear on National TV

Online Photography Contest - Winners to Appear on National TV | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
Fine Art America is hosting an online photography contest. Five winners will be selected to have their photos appear in a national TV commercial.

 

Please vote for this picture. http://fineartamerica.com/contests/national-tv-photo-contest.html?tab=vote&amp;artworkid=1008375

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Kathy Tarochione sold a 28.75" x 36.00" print on FineArtAmerica.com!

Kathy Tarochione sold a 28.75" x 36.00" print on FineArtAmerica.com! | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it

I just love Fine Art America.  If you're an Artist, you should really have their Artists Websites package.

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Does Your Story Matter?

Does Your Story Matter? | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it

Your story is always being told, regardless of whether or not you decide to be the writer and director. If you think Facebook Timelines are only about highlighting and pinning pics, you are missing the point.

 

Here is what I like about this article -- it actually contains concrete ideas for how to bring stories into your Facebook timeline. There are even links to Facebook company pages where forms of storytelling are actually happening. I think we have a ways to go yet in terms of being able to effectively share stories via social media. But this is a good beginning.

 

I hope you get some good ideas from this post!

 

Thank you fellow curator Debra Askanase @askdebra for recommending this article!


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Karen Dietz's comment, March 28, 2012 6:38 PM
Thank you for re-scooping this Lesley! Have an awesome day :)
Lesley Rodgers's comment, March 28, 2012 6:38 PM
My pleasure and thank you too :)
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Thanks Karen! Wish you the same :)
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Telling your organisational story

Telling your organisational story | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
Internal Communications can be defined in a number of ways; but the primary objective of the function should be to share your organisational narrative with employees, and facilitate and encourage c...

 

I like this article about internal organizational story sharing because it is all about focusing on listening to, and validating, the voices of your staff. So often companies forget that organizational storytelling is not just simply telling your story to the outside world. It is also about carefully nurturing, crafting, and sharing the stories being told within your organization.

 

There are good insights and tips in this article that will give you solid ideas of what you can do to get started immediately.


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The Rise of Visual Storytelling In Marketing

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Visual, as it turns out, is also the direction in which the world of online marketing has headed.

 

The rise of visual storytelling as a means of spreading a marketing message couldn’t possibly have evaded you. A number of image-based platforms out there, including Pinterest, Instagram, and SlideShare, have already made a strong statement about how visual content can impact business results.

 

Images, presentations, and infographics are getting shared with ease, attracting thousands of views and sending tons of traffic to their original sources. Then, marketers assume the responsibility of qualifying the new visits and converting them into leads.

 

I like the 3 tips shared at the end of this post for how to get started.  And I like that the author covers 3 tools everyone can use to bring visual storytelling into their marketing.

 

And thank you fellow curator Gregg Morris for finding and sharing this article!


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How real estate professionals can use the power of storytelling to sell more houses

How real estate professionals can use the power of storytelling to sell more houses | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
Imagine this scenario: As a real estate professional, you’re walking a potential buyer through yet another home. You’re not sure how many homes you’ve seen with them. It seems like ...

 

I think this is a great article not only for real estate agents, but also for any business.  And I really like the practical advice and examples specifically geared towards real estate professionals!

 

Here's how any business can use this advice: find out what your customer stories are, and then craft your biz stories to connect with their stories.  CAUTION: don't make up stories. Making up biz stories to hook customers is manipulation.

 

Instead, craft your authentic business stories. Part of your work is attracting customers who can connect with your stories.  But don't do this blind -- find out as much as you can about the kinds of customers you want to work with and their stories.  There should be natural connections between your stories and theirs. So find them!

 

Read the rest of this article for more insights and concrete examples.


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5 Reasons You Need to Meet in Person (hint: to share stories!)

5 Reasons You Need to Meet in Person (hint: to share stories!) | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
My clients are just like yours: They want to Skype, email and text. But here's why you still need face time.

 

This article is indirectly about story sharing, yet it is a terrific reminder in this age of texting and Skypeing that meeting in person is invaluable and still the richest communication channel we have.

 

Want to make an impression? What to gain understanding about your prospect or customer on multiple levels? Want to reach a depth of relationship with them? Want to hear their stories and have an opportunity to share yours in more meaningful ways? (That's the tip I would add to make the list 6 in number.)

 

Then carve out time to meet in person. Take the 5 reasons listed here to heart and gain more business! 


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Selling Content Marketing Through Storytelling

Selling Content Marketing Through Storytelling | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
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Not your ordinary camera bag - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times

Not your ordinary camera bag - Framework - Photos and Video - Visual Storytelling from the Los Angeles Times | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
Recently, while I was in Las Vegas for the WPPI  (Wedding and Portrait Photographers International) trade show, one thing that caught my eye was the proliferation of crowds at the booths selling camera bags that looked like designer purses.
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Ten gifts and presents for your dog |

Ten gifts and presents for your dog | | LifeStory Designing | Scoop.it
A few ideas to help you find the perfect present for your dog. There's a variety to cater for dogs of all sizes and breeds.

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