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Doing the Impossible Story: Saving Polaroid Film & Cameras

Doing the Impossible Story: Saving Polaroid Film & Cameras | The Story | Scoop.it
A Polaroid camera is nothing more than bookshelf eye candy if you don't have the magical film to go with it. Which is why The Impossible Project pulle...

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Polaroids bring back a lot of memories for a lot of people. Glad to hear that the magic will continue.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:25 AM

Here is a little bit of inspiration for your Friday.


It's all about how a couple of crazy guys bought the last Polaroid film factory so that 300 million cameras around the globe could still be used.


Now how different is that?! And they succeeded, and are successful. It's a terrific little story.


Other than for your own inspiration, how could you use this story? How about when talking with teams about thinking outside the box. Or when working with executives about hidden market opportunities. Or anytime you are dealing with the principles of creativity and innovation. Just a few ideas :)


Enjoy this piece and have fun!


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

Karen Dietz's comment, April 21, 2013 10:44 AM
Yes, I was sad about the demise of Polaroid and so glad there's still life beyond digital photography.
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3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling

3 TED Talks That Uncover the Secrets of Storytelling | The Story | Scoop.it
"When I decided to write an article on brand storytelling inspired by TED talks, I went about it all wrong. Scouring YouTube for tactics, elements, and components of brand storytelling, I was aiming to find five or ten (or 17) actionable tips that you can use to tell you brand’s story. I was already boring myself to death and I hadn’t even begun to write. We have all heard (ad nauseam) about the “power of brand storytelling,” and I know that I have read more than one blog that spits off a numeric list of tips that I just “can’t live without” as a content marketer. I began to get curious about what pulls me, personally, into a story. What is it that moves me so much that I become an advocate of the brand/person/cause that is being talked about in the story? What is that secret sauce in brand storytelling that activates the magic button inside each of us, firing up our passion?"
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Ken Schneider's curator insight, July 23, 8:49 AM

Very good POV on story and some interesting TED Talks - especially Nancy Duarte. Worth your time!

Karen Dietz's curator insight, July 23, 3:37 PM

Fellow curator Gregg Morris discovered this gem for his Story and Narrative curation and I thought you should know about it too.


3 TED talks are featured here and they are all worth watching. The first one from Andrew Stanton on the Clues To A Great Story I've curated before. It's a keeper. 


The second one from JJ Abrams is new for me -- and I love it. It's all about adding mystery into the storytelling toolbox. As the author of this post Julie Newmark says, "For example, creating puzzles to solve, challenges and even small adventures within your brand stories, you are involving customers and inspiring them to use their minds together as they seek to discover more. Engagement and connection to your brand is the point here and using mystery creates the potential for taking it all to a deeper level." Right on!!


And the third video from Nancy Duarte focuses on one of the most powerful dynamics for moving people to action -- before and after pictures.


Have fun with these and incorporate these lessons into your business storytelling.

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, July 27, 9:02 AM

Stories need to be captivating from the beginning or you'll bore the pants of your audience, whether it's fiction or brand storytelling.

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How to Write Better Headlines [Infographic]

How to Write Better Headlines [Infographic] | The Story | Scoop.it
Here are some tips for writing more compelling headlines...The infographic by Neil Patel from Quick Sprout will give you a simple formula for enticing headlines. Though there's no one-size-fits-all headline trope that guarantees a crazy influx of traffic, the tactics below should help you tweak your headlines to get your posts the attention they deserve.
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Headlines are harder to write than you may think, but this us a good guide, especially suited for online writing.
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4 Fab Storytelling Tips From Filmmaker Ken Burns

4 Fab Storytelling Tips From Filmmaker Ken Burns | The Story | Scoop.it
The master documentarian returns with a stylistic departure--a cinema verite-style film that captures a group of boys at a small Vermont school as...

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Ken Burns is a visual story teller.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 17, 11:05 AM

These are 4 essential principles for effective storytelling and filmmaker Ken Burns explains all really well.


I don't call them tips, because they are more than that. They truly are some of the best ways to think and be with your business stories. Principles like Find the drama and characters of your story and let them speak; tell the story your own way; and find the format in the story -- as opposed to stuffing a story into a predefined one-size-fits-all structure.


To quote the article, "Burns says that storytelling isn’t so much a process of arriving at a previously determined end, but about an investigation of the material."


If you can get that thought, it's revolutionary. The quote speaks to the teller's ability to learn more about the story by continually reflecting on it, becoming more self-aware. That self-awareness leads to not only better storytelling, but also deeper listening and greater empathy/connection with your listeners.


There is lots of food for thought here that will help make you a better teller of your business stories. And there are some terrific clips to illustrate the points. Have fun with this one.


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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Storytelling helps you stand out from the crowd

Storytelling helps you stand out from the crowd | The Story | Scoop.it
“ As promised...”
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Most things we do should be filtered through the lens of telling a story.
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Six Lessons in Good Listening

Six Lessons in Good Listening | The Story | Scoop.it
Listening is one of the easiest things you’ll ever do, and one of the hardest.
In a sense, listening is easy — or hearing is easy. It doesn’t demand the initiative and energy required in speaking.
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How To Ask--And Listen--Like You Mean It

How To Ask--And Listen--Like You Mean It | The Story | Scoop.it
When you need someone to tell you their story, you have to ask the right questions and then you have to listen carefully to their answers. Those answers lead to more questions and before you know it you have the content you need.

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Questions are the expressive, probing language for growing others; listening is the receptive, facilitating language for growing others. These two complementary approaches form a continuous growth conversation loop.
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15 Storytelling Techniques To Boost Your Career

If the whole world’s a stage, everyone’s life is a story being played out. And there are no bad stories, just bad storytellers. Whether you are applying for a new job or are being interviewed for a promotion by your current employer, your chances of success can be greatly enhanced by transforming yourself from a walking set of skills into an unforgettable lead actor in your own play.

 

To create compelling narratives that engage your listeners and write you indelibly on their minds while highlighting your best qualities, follow these 15 storytelling techniques.


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Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC]

Pixar’s 22 Rules to Phenomenal Storytelling [INFOGRAPHIC] | The Story | Scoop.it

Pixar is a master at story-telling and their 22 rules are a great guide whether you are writing a news story, feature story or fictional story.

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Connect with your audience through storytelling – an interview with Samantha Starmer of REI

Connect with your audience through storytelling – an interview with Samantha Starmer of REI | The Story | Scoop.it
With so much information bombarding conference attendees during an event, it’s easy to overwhelm and saturate an audience with facts, figures and data. A skilled storyteller can form a deeper connection with each audience member by sharing knowledge in story form.

 

Samantha Starmer leads cross-channel experience, design, and information architecture teams at REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.). An active public speaker, Samantha has evolved her presentation style to that of storytelling. Audience members quickly forget that they’re in a conference room or auditorium, and are immediately drawn in as Samantha’s story unfolds.


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Top 5 Tools for Making an Infographic

Top 5 Tools for Making an Infographic | The Story | Scoop.it
Infographic are used widely by enterprises for marketing purpose. It is the new trend which everybody is starting follow,5 Tools for Making Infographic. (Are you planning to create an #infographic as an marketing strategy?
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Podcasting: Storytelling for the 21st Century – Pros, Cons, Examples and Best Practices

Podcasting: Storytelling for the 21st Century – Pros, Cons, Examples and Best Practices | The Story | Scoop.it

"The human voice can convey much more meaning through tone and inflection than the printed word ever can. It’s why millions of Americans sat, fixated, during the Golden Age of Radio – listening to everything from adventure, comedy and drama to classical music concerts, news and farm reports."


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Podcasting has it's following but has video become the preferred way to tell a story?
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Podcasting: Storytelling for the 21st Century – Pros, Cons, Examples and Best Practices

Podcasting: Storytelling for the 21st Century – Pros, Cons, Examples and Best Practices | The Story | Scoop.it
"The human voice can convey much more meaning through tone and inflection than the printed word ever can. It’s why millions of Americans sat, fixated, during the Golden Age of Radio – listening to everything from adventure, comedy and drama to classical music concerts, news and farm reports."
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Texas family says they have captured mythical animal chupacabra - New York Daily News

Texas family says they have captured mythical animal chupacabra - New York Daily News | The Story | Scoop.it
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Doing the Impossible Story: Saving Polaroid Film & Cameras

Doing the Impossible Story: Saving Polaroid Film & Cameras | The Story | Scoop.it
A Polaroid camera is nothing more than bookshelf eye candy if you don't have the magical film to go with it. Which is why The Impossible Project pulle...

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Polaroids bring back a lot of memories for a lot of people. Glad to hear that the magic will continue.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 8, 2013 10:25 AM

Here is a little bit of inspiration for your Friday.


It's all about how a couple of crazy guys bought the last Polaroid film factory so that 300 million cameras around the globe could still be used.


Now how different is that?! And they succeeded, and are successful. It's a terrific little story.


Other than for your own inspiration, how could you use this story? How about when talking with teams about thinking outside the box. Or when working with executives about hidden market opportunities. Or anytime you are dealing with the principles of creativity and innovation. Just a few ideas :)


Enjoy this piece and have fun!


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

Karen Dietz's comment, April 21, 2013 10:44 AM
Yes, I was sad about the demise of Polaroid and so glad there's still life beyond digital photography.
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Visual Storytelling for Marketers |

Visual Storytelling for Marketers | | The Story | Scoop.it
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 www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;

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Not Just for Bedtime, Marketers Corner the Market on Storytelling - Forbes

Not Just for Bedtime, Marketers Corner the Market on Storytelling - Forbes | The Story | Scoop.it
While technology continues to drive emerging forms of communications, it's ironic that the hottest trend in marketing today just might be the ancient art of storytelling. And that doesn't mean that all the stories being told are any good.
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Woe and Opportunity: Tales From Historic Drought

Woe and Opportunity: Tales From Historic Drought | The Story | Scoop.it

Great example of sharing stories to get the message out.

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6 Simple Reasons To Keep A Journal | Empower the Leader in You

6 Simple Reasons To Keep A Journal | Empower the Leader in You | The Story | Scoop.it
Journaling can help you tap into your subconscious and inner wisdom. This is where you will find a strong mind that knows what you want and how to get there.
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