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Here are the best articles from across the web that I can find on using stories and storytelling in business.
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 Filter tab above, and type in a keyword. All the articles with that keyword 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.
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.proprofs.com/quiz-school/story.php?title=storytelling-skills-ni-part-
Via Alessandro Rea
From Evivio Blog - Today is the beginning of the Reinvention Summit where people from all over the world gather together to hear and share stories of change.
All businesses are going through reinvention.
Telling the right stories to connect with their audiences in a new way is crucial.
Stories are the new currency, as digital media allow consumers a surfeit of channels to listen to and engage on. Consumers want to be engrossed and entertained, and as with other entertainment media, they expect a story.
Stories are not just entertaining.
Stories are useful, descriptive, beautiful, interesting: shareable.
Shareable, and participatory: when your audience shares your content, they often add their perspective to it, adding social credence that can further enhance its relevance
The iconic marketing goal of the social media era is ‘viral’ content – a video, photo or other content that spreads like a virus from host to host, making millions of people laugh, cry or think.
One must consider how many of those attempts at ‘viral’ marketing have succeeded.
On a Wikipedia list of the most viral internet memes, very few of them are associated with a brand and those that are were almost always created by a third party or viewed as a public joke.
Trying to produce a viral internet meme is like trying to stand up on a water slide. The chances that you will fall flat on your face and look pretty silly in the process are very high.
Rather than attempting to create ‘viral’ content, aim for ‘shareable’ content. That is, content that genuinely affects their target demographic; content that addresses real problems or communicates similar ideals.
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Storytelling, Social Media and Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://ht.ly/aiwUY]
For a brief video tip from Deb on storyboards & "What's Your Story" shared with ICF Michigan Coaches, her video is here.
Deb's Change Results video channel is here.
Deb's main blog featuring Change Agility is: http://reveln.com/blog/
Via janlgordon, Robin Martin, Deb Nystrom, REVELN