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Something Startling This Way Comes -- The Role of Wonder in Biz Stories

Something Startling This Way Comes -- The Role of Wonder in Biz Stories | Social Knowledge | Scoop.it
This stage in story design is itself another face of wonder. Wonder is experiencing something anew. At first, wonder opens us to the moment, feeling suspended in time and space for a few seconds. Or a few months.

 

Wow -- what a gem of an article! I love love love it.  It's perspective is unique, different and so right on.

 

The author, Jeffery Davis, tackles the emotion of wonder and how critical it is for 'storytellers and business artists' (that's us, BTW) to understand it, and build it into our organizational stories.

 

Awesome!

 

Davis does a great job explaining 2 types of wonder and how they relate to business and business storytelling. He talks about why working with wonder is important, and then goes on to suggest how we can bring wonder into the stories we share.

 

Run -- don't walk -- to read this significant piece. You will be glad you did!

 

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


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Telling Stories with Maps | Esri Insider

Telling Stories with Maps | Esri Insider | Social Knowledge | Scoop.it

"So where do maps fit in the storytelling realm? I recently spoke with Allen Carroll, who left National Geographic about a year ago and is now ArcGIS Online Content Program Manager at Esri, about Story Maps—a new initiative he’s working on with David Asbury, Lee Bock, and Stephen Sylvia to integrate storytelling and maps."

 

Can you tell stories with maps? Yes you can!

 

OK -- I love maps. I'm a geographer at heart. I love reading them and finding all the tiniest back roads to travel.

 

Here is a terrific interview with Exec. VP & Chief Cartographer at National Geographic Maps about their story and map initiative. He explains what they are doing and how storytelling through maps can happen. It is another creative twist on visual storytelling and infographics.

 

Even better, check out this link for actual examples: http://storymaps.esri.com/home/ ;

 

Is it classic traditional storytelling? Well.....it's kind of borderline. But does it work? Oftentimes yes.

 

Now what the heck can this do for a business? Well, think about your biz stories and how they could be charted on a map. Add a map to your About Page to visually represent your journey. Add a map to your Founding Story so we can see it visually.

 

I bet you will come up with several more ideas!

 

Go read the article and check out the examples and let me know which ones you like best :)

 

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


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Seth Dixon's comment, July 3, 2013 4:29 PM
I'm a HUGE fan of ESRI's story map templates and a way to create interactive maps.
Karen Dietz's comment, July 3, 2013 5:08 PM
How fabulous Seth! When and how have you used them?
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10 Steps To Designing An Amazing [Storied] Infographic

10 Steps To Designing An Amazing [Storied] Infographic | Social Knowledge | Scoop.it
Information can be useful--and even beautiful--but only when it’s presented well. In an age of information overload, any guidance through the clutter comes as a welcome relief. That’s one reason for the recent popularity of information graphics.


Got data? Need it to tell a story? Then make sure you read this article about constructing a storied infographic. An infographic is one visual storytelling method.


Yes, there are graphics tips here for us non-graphics people like "Choosing a Format". But the majority of the article is about effective storytelling with data. Like tips on "Finding the Narrative" and "Identifying Problems" (essential to a good story) to locating the "Hero" or key message.


And I like how the author, Josh Smith, dicusses determining a visual approach.


In the end, having graphic design skills seems necessary to do this type of visual storytelling well. 


Yet I think that there are plenty of ways to use the tips in this article to take simple data in our work and turn it into visually inspiring pieces without being a graphic designer. 


So take these tips and play/experiment with the simple tools we do have available to us non-graphic biz folks: PowerPoint, MSPublisher, Excel, Keynote, Prezi, and the like.


Read the full article here: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670019/10-steps-to-designing-an-amazing-infographic 


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


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The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here! Every biz storyteller is a visual thinker

The Visual Thinking Revolution is Here! Every biz storyteller is a visual thinker | Social Knowledge | Scoop.it

We are in the midst of a “Visual Thinking Revolution” and leaders in all types of organizations are embracing visual thinking as a literacy of the future.

 

It seems visual thinking and visual storytelling is a top theme this week in the articles that come my way!

 

If visual thinking is the next revolution, then anyone building their biz storytelling skills are smack-dab in the middle of it.

 

Why? Because those who can tell a compelling story are already visual thinkers.  We are masters at distilling complex thoughts down to images that convey meaning. Yahoo!

 

The job of the storyteller is to feed images to listeners. You need to be able to think visually in order to do this.  And building visual thinking skills is part-and-parcel of becoming a compelling storyteller.

 

This article give 10 external forces that are fueling the visual thinking revolution. See how your business is doing, or where you fit in with these trends.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 10, 2012 5:16 PM
Karen another winner and great take by you as usual. Marty
Karen Dietz's comment, February 10, 2012 9:59 PM
Thank you Marty and thanks also to Jackie, Bill, and Randy!
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Telling Stories with Maps | Esri Insider

Telling Stories with Maps | Esri Insider | Social Knowledge | Scoop.it

"So where do maps fit in the storytelling realm? I recently spoke with Allen Carroll, who left National Geographic about a year ago and is now ArcGIS Online Content Program Manager at Esri, about Story Maps—a new initiative he’s working on with David Asbury, Lee Bock, and Stephen Sylvia to integrate storytelling and maps."

 

Can you tell stories with maps? Yes you can!

 

OK -- I love maps. I'm a geographer at heart. I love reading them and finding all the tiniest back roads to travel.

 

Here is a terrific interview with Exec. VP & Chief Cartographer at National Geographic Maps about their story and map initiative. He explains what they are doing and how storytelling through maps can happen. It is another creative twist on visual storytelling and infographics.

 

Even better, check out this link for actual examples: http://storymaps.esri.com/home/ ;

 

Is it classic traditional storytelling? Well.....it's kind of borderline. But does it work? Oftentimes yes.

 

Now what the heck can this do for a business? Well, think about your biz stories and how they could be charted on a map. Add a map to your About Page to visually represent your journey. Add a map to your Founding Story so we can see it visually.

 

I bet you will come up with several more ideas!

 

Go read the article and check out the examples and let me know which ones you like best :)

 

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


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Seth Dixon's comment, July 3, 2013 4:29 PM
I'm a HUGE fan of ESRI's story map templates and a way to create interactive maps.
Karen Dietz's comment, July 3, 2013 5:08 PM
How fabulous Seth! When and how have you used them?
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Just Story It - Scoops

Just Story It - Scoops | Social Knowledge | 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 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.

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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Karen Dietz's comment, August 13, 2013 12:03 PM
Thank you!
Karen Dietz's comment, August 14, 2013 5:18 PM
Hey Bart! Thanks for letting me know about the broken link. I'll let the tech folks at Scoop.it know. In the meantime, here's the correct link: www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it
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!!

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Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad -- Visual Storytelling

Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad -- Visual Storytelling | Social Knowledge | Scoop.it
We get a lot of infographic pitches. Almost all of them suck. Why?

 

Here's a lovely video and great article about infographics and narrative as a form of visual storytelling.

 

What is an infographic? You will see plenty of examples here.

 

What does this have to do with narrative? The best infographics tell a story or trigger stories within our minds. The designer being interviewed on the video, Francesco Franchi explains how and why.

 

I hope you like the video (5+ min.) and the insights Francesco shares with us. Very interesting!


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Karen Dietz's comment, April 3, 2012 10:46 AM
Thank you for re-scooping this Guglielmo! Have a great week :)
Guglielmo Cornelli's comment, April 3, 2012 10:56 AM
Tx to you!! Have a great week! ;)