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5 Storytelling Techniques to Boost Business Communications

5 Storytelling Techniques to Boost Business Communications | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it

How often does an interaction under the business communications umbrella lend itself to a full-blown story, the type with a beginning, an end and something going amiss in the middle that must be overcome? Maybe 10 percent of the time, and that’s probably high.

That’s why we use the term storytelling techniques in describing how the concepts of storytelling can be applied to business communications. It turns out that within the classic story arc, those who entertain like novelists and movie directors depend on certain techniques to bring their material to life....


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Poppy Skarli's curator insight, October 1, 2015 1:49 AM

Inspirational

Jane Gardner's curator insight, October 2, 2015 7:21 PM

Storytelling is King (not just content)!

Since the time around the ancients fires, we are a storytelling people and entrepreneurs should keep that in mind when they send out their messages to potential audiences.  It creates a connection as we engage and relate to each others stories. 

1300 Numbers Australia's curator insight, December 9, 2015 6:23 PM

Know how the concepts of storytelling can be applied to business communications. 

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Cleantech Top 100 Companies Report Released

Cleantech Top 100 Companies Report Released | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
There are many lists published today, but this one about sustainable innovation stands out. The Global Cleantech 100 acknowledges promising innovation leaders in categories like wastewater, carbon conversion, and energy.

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Sustainability: The “Invisible Hand” Shapes Next-Generation Location Selection - Area Development Online

Sustainability: The “Invisible Hand” Shapes Next-Generation Location Selection - Area Development Online | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
Companies that view their location strategies through a “sustainability filter” are more likely to achieve competitive advantage and long-term stakeholder value.
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How to Use LinkedIn Publisher to Get More Visibility

How to Use LinkedIn Publisher to Get More Visibility | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
Do you want more visibility on LinkedIn? This article shares the best practices for publishing your posts to LinkedIn Publisher for more visibility.

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Are you using LinkedIn Publisher? You should.

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The Top Five Job Sectors To Benefit From The EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan - Solar Industry

The Top Five Job Sectors To Benefit From The EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan - Solar Industry | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
The Top Five Job Sectors To Benefit From The EPA's Proposed Clean Power Plan Solar Industry Solar energy is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the nation.
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Why Traditional Utility Companies’ Days Are Numbered

Why Traditional Utility Companies’ Days Are Numbered | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
Originally published on RenewEconomy. Former head of US largest utility says regulations and business models will not change quick enough to save traditional utilities in face of solar.
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Time To Get Off Your Butt & Go Solar!

Time To Get Off Your Butt & Go Solar! | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
Originally published on Cost of Solar. Photo Credit: Jazmin Million / Foter / CC BY-SA This is a motivational post. This is a call to action. This is a mid-week, time-to-finally-change-something piece.
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The Desperate Hunt For More Electric Power

The Desperate Hunt For More Electric Power | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
Picture the typical home in the evening. A few lights are on here and there, maybe eight, nine, ten or more bulbs burning in various rooms. In the living room sits a person reading blogs on a laptop computer.
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Is PV Better Than Thermal Solar Water Heating?

Is PV Better Than Thermal Solar Water Heating? | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
Originally published on the Hal Slater website. Solar thermal water heating is a temperamental thing. Water weighs a lot, it expands when it freezes, and it can cause scaling damage to pipes when it boils.
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8 Technological Innovations that are Saving Earth's Resources

8 Technological Innovations that are Saving Earth's Resources | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
In the past few years, there's been a strong push toward creating a healthier environment for everyone.
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mooConstruction Starts on the Largest Solar Park in the Caribbean

mooConstruction Starts on the Largest Solar Park in the Caribbean | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
Wirsol Solar AG, an international solar energy provider, has started with the construction of the biggest solar park of the Caribbean.
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Most Solar-Friendly States — 2013 State Solar Policy Rankings (Infographic)

Most Solar-Friendly States — 2013 State Solar Policy Rankings (Infographic) | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
The folks over at Solar Power Rocks have gone through the solar policies of all 50 US states in order to rank them all.
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Latino Employees Value Employee Benefits, Including Voluntary

Latino Employees Value Employee Benefits, Including Voluntary | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
An Aflac report finds Latino employees value benefits.
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David Allen's curator insight, September 30, 2015 4:38 PM

Voluntary benefits are closer to the center of comprehensive benefits strategy, costs cutting and an increasing independent contracting  workforce is driving this value position.

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WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment.
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SolarCity welcomes Greens plan to make schools solar hubs - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

SolarCity welcomes Greens plan to make schools solar hubs - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
SolarCity welcomes Greens plan to make schools solar hubs Scoop.co.nz (press release) ... programme of solar and energy topics.
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NRG Energy Unleashes Basketball Legend Bill Walton to Promote Solar Power - Greentech Media

NRG Energy Unleashes Basketball Legend Bill Walton to Promote Solar Power - Greentech Media | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
NRG Energy Unleashes Basketball Legend Bill Walton to Promote Solar Power Greentech Media Walton told GTM, "My choices in life are based on people and purpose and programs," and he said that the people he has met at NRG Solar align with his values.
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New Bedford Builds Reputation with Solar Panels - ecoRI news

New Bedford Builds Reputation with Solar Panels - ecoRI news | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
New Bedford Builds Reputation with Solar Panels ecoRI news On a contaminated brownfield near two schools, the city has contracted with Con Edison Solutions and BlueWave Capital to build a solar project.
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4 States Lead US In Freeing The Grid For Distributed Solar Energy

4 States Lead US In Freeing The Grid For Distributed Solar Energy | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
Pro-solar energy state-level energy policies are arguably as strong right now as they've ever been across America, just in time for consumers to take advantage of affordable technologies to generate their own clean electricity.
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Home Solar Power = This Century’s Automobile

Home Solar Power = This Century’s Automobile | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
Originally published on Cost of Solar. Photo Credit: DECCgovuk / CC BY-ND Solar power for homes is just getting rolling. It is projected to grow many times over in the coming decades and even simply in the coming few years.
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Gobble + Silver Ridge Power Developing 265.7 MW Mount Signal Solar Project

Gobble + Silver Ridge Power Developing 265.7 MW Mount Signal Solar Project | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
Originally published on Solar Love. Google is investing $103 million dollars into the 265.7 MW Mount Signal Solar project in California that's being developed by solar developer Silver Ridge Power.
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What is Solar Worth to a Utility?

What is Solar Worth to a Utility? | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
It’s an issue of national debate, but one unexpected state — Minnesota — is engaging a formal process for determining the methodology for setting the value of solar.
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Ministry of Energy set for 2 day Panel Discussion at The Jamaica Alternative Energy Expo Montgo Bay Jamaica 20th Sept.

Ministry of Energy set for 2 day Panel Discussion at The Jamaica Alternative Energy Expo Montgo Bay Jamaica 20th Sept. | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
An experience team from the Ministry of Energy is set for The Jamaica Alternative Energy Expo and Conference to be held in Montego Bay Jamaica Sept 20th and 21st at The Montego Bay Convention center.
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Connecticut’s CT Solar Challenge Goes Statewide With Group Discounts

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An effort to bring group purchasing discounts to Connecticut, CT Solar Challenge has gone statewide after a successful pilot in a number of communities earlier this year. The nonprofit was launched earlier this year with the help of Aegis Solar.
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3D Solar Cell Gets International Patent > ENGINEERING.com

3D Solar Cell Gets International Patent > ENGINEERING.com | Sustainability In Practice | Scoop.it
California-based manufacturer Solar3D received an international patent for its 3D photovoltaic cell.
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