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Myebook - get it out there!

Myebook - get it out there! | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Create your eBooks, Photo albums, Comics, Magazines, Fanzines, CV, Brochures, Books... When you're done, publish and share your ebook full of photos, video, audio with friends, family, and the world.

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You can create, publish, share or sell  your eBooks. And it's free!

Still in Beta.

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Cindy Rudy's curator insight, December 18, 2012 3:33 PM
Publishing tool for all types of creators.
Shanika Journey's curator insight, December 21, 2012 2:41 PM

Looks like a very useful tool if you want to share a eBook or digital publication virally online. And the cool thing about is that it's free.

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, December 27, 2012 7:28 PM

This is a great resource for students wanting to publish their own work.

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outdoor teamwork games bring your team into fun and solidarity

outdoor teamwork games bring your team into fun and solidarity | Serious Play | Scoop.it
www.outdoor teamworkgames.com exists to share the teamwork skills . Special emphasis on the outdoor teamwork games. Welcome to join and share
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Enchant Customers With the Story Behind Your Brand | Entrepreneur

Enchant Customers With the Story Behind Your Brand | Entrepreneur | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"“Eat it and get out!” That’s the mantra for Ed Debevic’s, Chicago’s only retro themed diner. At Ed Debevic’s, guests step into a 50’s–style diner to experience the ambiance of a misty yore, complete with bobby sox, saddle shoes, and juke box. The surprise “twist” on this nostalgic experience is that the front-of-the-house employees are professional entertainers, trained to create a rollicking, in-your-face service experience.

 

Ed knows how to run an effective restaurant. Ed also knows how to run a “storied” restaurant. The tactic he has selected is the one used by many of the service greats, including Cirque du Soleil, DisneyWorld, Universal Studios Hollywood, Universal Orlando, Hard Rock Café, and many of the top hotels in Las Vegas. They all start with a front story or theme, use a back-story for depth, and include a storyboard to map out the customer experience. To this they add set, costume, and, if need be, script to convey the story."

 

Read the full story to find out more about using storying as a part of your service experience and the four main components on which you need to focus:

Find or develop a strong front theme and back story.Develop and use a storyboard of the customer experience.Dress your “set” in sync with your story.Dress employees to fit the story.


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, May 1, 1:50 AM

People connect more easily with brands that make their story a central part of the customer experience.  So make it an entertaining story that they won't soon forget.

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Enseñar como Siempre vs Enseñar como Nunca

Enseñar como Siempre vs Enseñar como Nunca | Serious Play | Scoop.it

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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, May 1, 7:48 AM

#revolucion_educacional 

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5 Brilliant Ideas for #EdTech Scavenger Hunts

5 Brilliant Ideas for #EdTech Scavenger Hunts | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Explore five fantastic ways teachers can use technology to update the engaging activity of scavenger hunts for the 21st century classroom!
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Engaging and Persuading People Through Storytelling | SEJ

Engaging and Persuading People Through Storytelling | SEJ | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Storytelling is so powerful that it’s been around for over 40,000 years. So how can you use storytelling to engage and persuade your website visitors?
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Six better ways to get customer stories than yet another a “tell us your story” campaign | Holtz communication + technology

Six better ways to get customer stories than yet another a “tell us your story” campaign | Holtz communication + technology | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"While there are great ways to find those customer stories, the easiest (or laziest) seems to be launching a campaign that invites customers to share theirs, like the Arizona Families for Home Education did (at left). So routine has the “tell us your story” campaign become that there’s now a Tumblr blog dedicated to the concept. Tell Us Your Story collects campaigns shared by readers who can submit images, in addition to those ad copywriter Brian Eden finds on his own. Eden is behind the Tumblr blog, which he created after seeing “Tell us your story at drpeppertuition.com” on a Dr. Pepper can he was drinking.

 

Customer stories are, indeed, important, given they’re more credible than advertising or messaging from your CEO or paid spokespeople. But there are better ways—not necessarily easier, but better—for obtaining customer stories. Just watch some of the testimonial videos from The Mayo Clinic. What you see is heart-felt, authentic, and sincere, not the result of a call to action. How does The Mayo Clinic get these stories? In many cases, they’re shared with the communications team by staff with direct knowledge of the patients’ experience."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these other sources of customer stories that don’t require you to pimp for them:

Read the messages people send to customer serviceUse your monitoring serviceAsk your employeesReach out to your brand ambassadorsSurvey your customersGet your biggest fans in the same room
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Beyond the Hero’s Journey: Four innovative models for digital story design | steveseager

Beyond the Hero’s Journey: Four innovative models for digital story design | steveseager | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"Roland Barthes, master linguist and semiotician once said: “There are countless forms of narrative in the world.” And yet the majority of western storytellers have been ploughing just one narrative model for well over 60 years: Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey from the Hero with a Thousand Faces.

 

While it has its value, Campbell’s model is not a useful model for digital story design on a structural level. Down below, I offer four alternative narrative structures that we could use to design intelligent stories more fitting to our digital context."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these narrative forms, their differences, and how to apply these forms:

ScandinavianIndianCentral AfricanAutochthonous


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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, April 28, 1:57 AM

This article gives some insight about why a story may not be popular across cultures.

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Pear Deck - for Classroom Presentations

Pear Deck - for Classroom Presentations | Serious Play | Scoop.it
With Pear Deck, bring interactive, engaging slide presentations to your classroom. Real-time formative assessments and discussions enhance understanding and empower your students’ learning process.

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lmalita's curator insight, April 28, 4:12 PM

un fel de slideshare

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PowerPoint Spice - YouTube

PowerPoint Spice - YouTube | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Fun tips and tricks to spice up your presentations. I work for a management consulting firm and love to play around with PowerPoint in my client work. I enjo...
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15 Insanely Actionable Storytelling Tips For Your Next Business Presentation | Nuts & Bolts

15 Insanely Actionable Storytelling Tips For Your Next Business Presentation | Nuts & Bolts | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"Great corporate storytellers do two things very well: First (obviously), they tell stories. Second, through their stories, they get people to take action.

 

You might be thinking, “That’s great if you’re Steve Jobs, but how do I even begin turning my dry, everyday material into a story…let alone a gripping one?”

 

Well today I’m going to help you out with 15 insanely actionable storytelling tips and tricks to get you into the storytelling mindset, regardless of what type of material you’re working with."

 

Read the full article to find out more about these tips:

Find Your Characters And Make Them The Focal Point Of Your PresentationSet The Stage By Describing Where You Are Now And Where You Want To Be In The FutureDescribe What Needs To Be Overcome And Highlight Why This Will Be DifficultEmotionally Invest Your Audience In The Struggle (Define Failure Or The Status Quo)Emotionally Invest Your Audience In The Outcome (Define What Success Looks like)Challenge Your Audience’s Assumptions By Adding A TwistOnboard Your Audience With An Interesting Metaphor THEY Can Relate ToShow Your Audience Exactly What You Are Talking AboutHighlight The Important By Cutting Out The UnimportantUse Sound Effects To Anchor Important Details In Your PresentationUse Silence To Create Emphasis And Draw Your Audience Into Your StoryCreate A Warm Fuzzy Feeling By Sharing A Personal Or Vulnerable ExperiencePace Out Your Story To Allow Your Audience To BreatheTurn Your Important Data Points Into Memory GlueEnd Your Story With A Bang And Then Shut Up
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, April 27, 1:12 AM

I like how each tip is laid out with steps, examples, and how it will improve your story. 


You can also download the article as a pdf (link is in article)

Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 28, 6:19 PM

I like this piece! At first I was thinking, "Oh no, here's another headline designed to jerk my chain!" I think it's the word "insanely" that made me skeptical. But I check it out anyway, and am glad I did.


Why? Because it has some very refreshing things to say about structuring a storied presentation that will bring on the Wow! factor. And there are some great points about delivery, also.


There's a lot to gain from this post that contains material I usually don't see when authors write about storytelling and presentation.


Follow these tips here and I think you will win big next time you speak to a group.


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

Jose Gonzalez's curator insight, April 29, 1:53 PM

Awesome!!

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Documentary Storytelling Techniques

Documentary Storytelling Techniques | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Learn the different storytelling techniques that can help you create powerful and dramatic documentaries.
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Games for Teens

Games for Teens | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Explore Sassonance's board "Games for Teens" on Pinterest, a visual bookmarking tool that helps you discover and save creative ideas
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9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD

9 Quick Tips for Taking Ownership of Your PD | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Engineer PD activities on your own terms, whether it's inside your own school building, among far-flung teacher friends, or out in the teacher-friendly Twitterverse.
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Experiential Learning Visually Explained for Teachers

Experiential Learning Visually Explained for Teachers | Serious Play | Scoop.it

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Cinemagraphs: The Newest Presentation Feature to Make You Stand Out

Cinemagraphs: The Newest Presentation Feature to Make You Stand Out | Serious Play | Scoop.it

I want to highlight one unique style that I hope becomes a significant part of presentations moving forward.

Enter cinemagraphs.

What is it, exactly? It’s a hybrid of a photo and video. You can also refer to it as an animated GIF, but don’t let the negative GIF stereotype destroy your perspective.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 30, 3:11 PM

An interesting new presentation style cinemagraph combines images and video. The post gives you detailed instructions on what you should do to try this new method.

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Wonder: A Search Engine Fueled by Research Experts – Save Time, Learn Anything — Emerging Education Technologies

Wonder: A Search Engine Fueled by Research Experts – Save Time, Learn Anything — Emerging Education Technologies | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Wonder … a Search Engine Unlike Any Other! Wonder is a very different type of search engine. Instead of computer generated feedback, a real human being who is an expert researcher will find the best sources for you, and send
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Purely Paperless: Mirror Your iPad to Your Computer Wirelessly

Purely Paperless: Mirror Your iPad to Your Computer Wirelessly | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Have you ever wanted to display something on your iPad for your entire class to see?

Perhaps you wanted to model how to use an iPad app or game for your students before you put it into centers?

 


There are a few ways to do this...

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6 Ways to Make Your Story Interesting | Inc.

6 Ways to Make Your Story Interesting | Inc. | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"While any story is better than an bullet list, some stories are more interesting than others. They command an audience's attention, communicate a message both clearly and memorably and thus help the audience to make a decision."

 

Read the full article for more on these tips for improving your presentations with stories:

Ask permission before telling a storyAnchor the story to a particular timeAnchor the story to a particular placeFeature a hero your audience identifies withUse concrete words rather than abstractionsEnd the story with an emotional win
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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, April 23, 12:38 AM

To pull all tips together, the author put the same business message into three different formats: 1) the typical bullet list outline, 2) a basic story told with abstractions, and 3) a story that's concrete and vivid. Notice the difference?

SENAME Interactive's comment, April 23, 1:33 AM
Yes, I noticed the difference. Did you check basic story and the crafted story section? The crafted one grabs interests, right.
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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

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7 Brainy Ways to Boost Knowledge Retention in eLearning

7 Brainy Ways to Boost Knowledge Retention in eLearning | Serious Play | Scoop.it
As instructional designers, you have to create courses that are easy to remember and difficult to forget. Here's how:
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PowerPoint Games For Teachers: Interactive Memory Game

PowerPoint Games For Teachers: Interactive Memory Game | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Learn how to create an interactive PowerPoint memory game using PowerPoint animations and triggers.
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5 Cinematic Techniques for Making A Documentary More Impactful

5 Cinematic Techniques for Making A Documentary More Impactful | Serious Play | Scoop.it
As a documentary filmmaker, it's your job to tell a story. Just because it's a documentary, doesn't mean it has to be boring. Learn 5 cinematic techniques to make your documentary more impactful.
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Storytelling the Stillmotion Way: Part 1

Storytelling the Stillmotion Way: Part 1 | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Learn about the art of storytelling from the folks at Stillmotion, starting with the four P's of storytelling: People, Place, Plot, and Purpose.
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