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5 Tips On Branding For Good From Successful Social Entrepreneurs

5 Tips On Branding For Good From Successful Social Entrepreneurs | Storytelling for Small Businesses and Nonprofits | Scoop.it
How can you make the most impact? By getting people inspired about what you're doing. Take some advice from these companies that have figured it out.
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Resonate

Resonate | Storytelling for Small Businesses and Nonprofits | Scoop.it
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Nancy Duarte, a renowned storytelling expert, offers this free multimedia book that covers how to present visual stories that transform audiences -- a real treat!

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Six Storytellers to Follow

Great stories are all around us It was a dark and stormy night.... A perfect way to start a story about storytellers. Not just any storytellers. But six storytellers or storytelling resources that PR and communication pros should know about.
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These six storytellers set the bar for corporate storytelling -- my heroes!

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#TwitterFiction Fest 2014: A Celebration of Storytelling | Publishing ...

Dozens of top authors will join the #TwitterFiction Festival, March 12-16, and will take on the challenge of story-telling in 140 characters.
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A great example of putting a contemporary spin on old-fashioned storytelling!

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The endangered art of storytelling - The Guardian

The endangered art of storytelling - The Guardian | Storytelling for Small Businesses and Nonprofits | Scoop.it
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The endangered art of storytelling
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That is the wrong way round.
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Lott explains: "The first thing I teach writing students is that you have to be clear about what you're saying in a story." True words -- if you don't know what you're saying in the story of your brand, technology will ultimately just distract and get in the way of connecting with your audience.

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Storyteller Beth Ohlsson uses fairy tales to heal real-life traumas - Delmarva Now

Storyteller Beth Ohlsson uses fairy tales to heal real-life traumas
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Storyteller Beth Ohlsson hones her craft by performing for children at local libraries, as well as events such as the Washington D.C.
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Storytelling is a powerful art, and its power comes from passion:

 

"Practice, though, is not what makes a great storyteller. What makes a great storyteller, says Ohlsson, is passion. ... 'There’s real power in connecting with people through stories.'"

 

 

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Oral storytelling enhances classroom experience - The Coloradoan

Oral storytelling enhances classroom experience - The Coloradoan | Storytelling for Small Businesses and Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Oral storytelling enhances classroom experience
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Spellbinders spin tales for Larimer County youth: Larimer County Spellbinders share the art of oral storytelling with thousands of local youth each year.
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Old-fashioned storytelling is a powerful way to engage your audience. At DOSSU Design + Consulting, we harness the power of old-fashioned storytelling in every project and combine it with modern communications technology to help create a bond between our clients' brands and their audiences.

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Happy Endings Aren't Always Necessary

Happy Endings Aren't Always Necessary | Storytelling for Small Businesses and Nonprofits | Scoop.it
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Karen Dietz shares some soon-to-be published research by Kendall Haven about story endings and their effect on an audience.

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10 Inspiring Talks To Help You Kick-start 2014

10 Inspiring Talks To Help You Kick-start 2014 | Storytelling for Small Businesses and Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Check out this awesome list of inspiring marketing talks by the likes of John Cleese, Elizabeth Gilbert and some lesser-known gems.
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Some great stories to get the creative juices flowing for 2014. We can help, too -- just get in touch!  http://www.dossu.com

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How to Create Nonprofit Stories that Inspire

How to Create Nonprofit Stories that Inspire | Storytelling for Small Businesses and Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Good stories are always people stories, says Andy Goodman, a nationally recognized speaker, author, and consultant in the field of public interest communications and the director of The Goodman Center.
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Harnessing the power of storytelling can help nonprofits connect with their audiences and inspire people to invest in their mission.

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How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling, Plus the Best Illustrations from 150 Years of His Beloved Fairy Tales

How Hans Christian Andersen Revolutionized Storytelling, Plus the Best Illustrations from 150 Years of His Beloved Fairy Tales | Storytelling for Small Businesses and Nonprofits | Scoop.it
"Andersen had the ability to articulate desires petty and profound and make them into transcendent tales." "When people talk listen compl (How Hans Christian Andersen revolutionized modern storytelling + the best illustrations from 150 years of his...
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Brand publish or bust: Contently's Shane Snow explains power + ...

Brand publish or bust: Contently's Shane Snow explains power + ... | Storytelling for Small Businesses and Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Brand publish or bust: Contently's Shane Snow explains power + profitability of storytelling. Kathryn Buford | January 7th. READ MORE · Tweet. In his Adweek mini-manifesto, “Genuine Brand Publishing Needs to Trump Generic Content ...
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Storyteller Birch will interpret them at festival - Kearney Hub

Storyteller Birch will interpret them at festival - Kearney Hub | Storytelling for Small Businesses and Nonprofits | Scoop.it
Storyteller Birch will interpret them at festival
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Award-winning storyteller Carol Birch will co-headline the Kearney Area Storytelling Festival Tuesday through Jan. 18 in central Nebraska.
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An excellent insight into why storytelling is so powerful:

“The art of storytelling is not the product, not the CDs we sell or the books,” she said. “Storytelling is a process. The focus in storytelling is on relationship and being present. One of my favorite quotes is that stories undo the damage of haste. It’s my adaptation because I’m always adapting things.”

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