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Nonprofit Sustainability Through the Art of Storytelling
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The Future Of Storytelling: Immersion, Integration, Interactivity, Impact

The Future Of Storytelling: Immersion, Integration, Interactivity, Impact | Storytelling for Nonprofits |

As technology becomes more advanced and more accessible across multiple platforms, it’s only natural for consumers to expect increasingly higher standards of creativity and engagement from content creators. Experimentation is all well and good, but what do audiences actually want? To answer this question, research group Latitude has interviewed 158 early adopters and compiled a report that forms the first phase of its The Future of Storytelling project.


This article popped up today and I really like the 4 "I's" that it says the best business stories bring to the table: immersion, integration, interactivity, and impact. All stories, if told really well, do this. They immerse the audience and teller in the experience of the story, facilitate integration of messages, are co-created experiences that often generate story sharing back-and forth (interactivity), and have an impact on both the teller and the audience.


These 4 "I's" I really like -- they help capture the intent and purpose of our business storytelling. If your stories are not hitting all 4 dimensions, go fix them!


The author Martin Bryant is framing his points here in the world of transmedia storytelling -- where stories are told across multiple technology formats. The results of the study shared here contain no surprises if one is familiar with the dynamics of storytelling however.


For example: people influencing the media or producers in the creation of stories. Well, that's been happen for a hundreds of years now. Yet I do agree that the rate and amount of access has increased with technology, all of which is a good thing.


So what's the take-away here? 

First -- focus on the 4 "I's" in any business storytelling you do in order to be successful. And expand your notions of what Interactivity, immersion, and integration can be. The info shared in the article might spark some ideas for you. If you are in business, are a blogger or content creator of any time, take these 4 "I's" to heart and do more of them.

Second -- stay tuned for the next part of this report that looks very promsing: "Latitude is currently working on phase two of its study, which it describes as “a large-scale international exploration focused on quantifying storytelling trends and opportunities, and understanding key audiences for multi-platform and transmedia experiences.”


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at 

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Stories Can Transform an Idea & Change the World!

 Absolutely brilliant, powerful and inspiring!


TED talk, TEDx East, Nancy Duarte, Presentation, Resonate, Slide:ology, slideology, duarte design...

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How to Give a Gift of Emotionally Engaging Content

This piece was written by Raf Stevens, author of "No Story No Fans"


I selected this because the author gives some very good tips on how to use storytelling that lets your audience know who you are and why they should trust you. People work with and buy from people they like. If you're not connecting with others through your content online, this article will help you.




Many organizations are not even aware that their message has lost all connection with their audience


The strange thing with all this is that the solution to creating compelling content is so obvious: Use stories and storytelling


Do you think that you or your business is in touch with its own stories? And can they be told in a way that connects them with their audience in this hyper-connected world?


Chances are this might not be the case if you have trouble answering any of the following questions:


**What story really defines you?


**How does your story fit with the heart of your organization?


**How is your story emotionally engaging to your audience?


**Can your audiences retell your story?


**In what ways can they develop trust in your story and act upon it?


Here are a couple of good takeaways:


Remember the universal truth:


Nobody wants to be sold, but everyone wants to be helped. Create content that:


**answers your audience's questions


**provides them with answers and solutions or demonstrates how your offerings can help them in their everyday lives


Build trust


Honesty among people is important, but trust is critical for marketers to gain audience support. So make sure your story demonstrates why you arae worthy of your audience's trust.


Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Storytelling, Social Media & Beyond"


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Storytelling and the Art of Email Writing

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How can smart organizations harness the power of stories to communicate with supporters and get them to donate?
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