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Applying and Integrating Media and Technology for Learning in a Traditional or Post Modern Classroom.
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Story Listening: Getting work done & making a difference -- K. Dietz TEDx talk

Karen Dietz, owner of Just Story It, shares her recent TEDx talk on how to listen for stories that will help you/your business/your nonprofit make a difference in the world.

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Inspiration on how to J"ust Story it" from the professional founder.

Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 30, 2013 3:48 PM

Hi Folks!

Many people have been asking me when my TEDx talk will be available and it's finally be posted for viewing.

During the presentation I not only talk a bit about my background and lessons I've learned about storytelling, but I also share a simply story listening process I learned years ago from storyteller Doug Lipman.

I use the process all the time in my work -- because it's so powerful, and because it is at the root of how work gets done, and how making a difference in the world really happens. Anyone can do this process and I encourage you to try it out.

I hope you enjoy this 15 minutes and begin to relate to stories in this way. Happy story listening!

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

Karen Dietz's comment, December 2, 2013 2:04 PM
Thank you Monica!
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Visual aid for a story-based evaluation method

Visual aid for a story-based evaluation method | Technology in Art And Education |

These illustrations are computer generated maps of the overlap between how an organization describes itself (to donors) and how storytellers describe the organization or some relevant social problem.

WOW -- what a great article! Using story word maps we can now do gap analyses showing the differences (or similarities) between the stories an organization tells about itself and the stories a community, customers, or the press share about it. This is so cool!

As this article demonstrates with the organizations they analyzed, you can clearly see where the intersections a, where the gaps are, and where the missed opportunities are. The author uses visual word maps to show us the results. The fact that the results are visual is fabulous! And easy to grasp/Interpret.

Oh, I can't wait to start playing with this. It doesn't appear as if there are easy tools yet to do this, so generating the word maps will take time and effort. But I think well worth it.

Any app developers out there who can take this and run with it? I hope so.

In the meantime, start thinking about how you can apply these principles and visuals to your biz story work. I can't wait to see your results!

Thank you to colleague and fellow curator Kat Hansen for finding and sharing this article.

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

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Visual Storytelling for Marketers |

Visual Storytelling for Marketers | | Technology in Art And Education |
Humans have been telling stories with pictures since the days of cave paintings, so we should be pretty good at it by now.


All right, want to increase your business? Then translate your business stories into videos.


I know I know, who's got the time and which is the best tool to use? Most of the stories I share with my clients happens in the board room. When I think of taking some of my business stories and creating a video or two to share on my website, I get just completely overwhelmed.


But this infographic drives home the necessity of creating these videos so that your stories can do your marketing for you. For example, for those of you who have products 85% of customers are likely to purchase a product after watching a video on your website about it. Wow!


For service businesses, 65% of the C-suite or top senior executives of the company will continue to research you after viewing one of your videos. Wow again!


There are quite a number of articles in this curated collection about tools and strategies for creating effective digital stories. So dig in, learn lots, and work creating these videos into your schedule. And I'll work hard on trying to take my own advice!


In the meantime, check out the rest of the infographic and see what other gems you can find.


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

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