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Story Process: Drinking Game Boosts Your Team's Creativity in 13 Minutes

Story Process: Drinking Game Boosts Your Team's Creativity in 13 Minutes | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Here's how one creative agency has used a drinking game, derived from Pictionary and Telephone, to get more excited and creative about upcoming presentations.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 8, 2015 1:34 PM

Innovative storytelling is on the rise! Here's the second post today on creative developments in business storytelling.


This drinking game to generate stories made me smile and wish I was in the room with this group!


The post by Ilan Mochari @IlanMochari gives the directions for how to use this game to generate stories and visual storyboards in a fast and fun way. And it teaches everyone a lot about communication, too.


Why would you want to use this game? In this instance it was used to generate new ideas for marketing and branding campaigns. As the author says, it's easy to rinse and repeat previous campaigns, and harder to come up with new ones.


I think it's ingenious and definitely want to try it out. If you experiment with it, let us know what happens. And what other ways could you use this game in business?


Have fun and story on :)


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

Rona Lewis's curator insight, April 9, 2015 12:45 PM

I think it would be even MORE fun with a glass of wine!  We at RonaCorp have a similar exercise with crayons!  Pass it on!!

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How Storytelling Can Increase Any Business

Every entrepreuner has a story to tell. Get some insights on how to use storytelling techniques to tell your story!

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Useful to nonprofits, too

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 30, 2014 1:46 PM

This is a great SlideShare piece by Lusko advocating that any business -- whether you are a startup or an established brand -- can use storytelling to grow.


I like the points made here about the kinds of stories you can tell, along with the list of customer personas that make your story crafting easier.


I just wish they had described the archetypes more! But never fear -- just Google the archetype and you'll have  wealth of information. Or use Carol Pearson's book The Hero And The Outlaw for a complete explanation (I have no financial ties to Carol).


So grab this piece and hone your stories!


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

Janet Vasil's curator insight, July 1, 2014 7:31 AM

Good slideshare with actionable advise for better business storytelling...in video and everywhere!. 

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Do you stink at visual storytelling? Then here are 17 battle-tested resources for you

Do you stink at visual storytelling? Then here are 17 battle-tested resources for you | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Even if you have an eye for design, you may still suck at making visuals for your campaigns. These 17 resources can help – no Photoshop skills required.

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Canva et al

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:52 AM

When you want to do visual storytelling well, you need great tools and a little design know-how.


What makes a great tool? It's easy to use, there's hardly any learning curve, and you don't need to know about design to produce fabulous material.


What about design know-how though? Well, as you use the tools if you want to go a bit deeper and become more design savvy, there are some easy ways to boost your knowledge.


Hence this post by Ritika Purl about 17 resources to help you with visual storytelling.


Some of these you might know about -- like Prezi. But what I like that Purl has done is also list the shortcomings for each tool.


Gems you probably haven't seen before is Karen X Cheng's blueprint for hacking design and General Assembly's Visual Design Hacking Class. Or Unbounce's Guide to Conversion Centered Design -- now that looks cool.


I'm also going to check out Canva. I've been looking for a tool to put together photos and text that tell a story.


Enjoy these. I hope you find good stuff here.


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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Is brand storytelling really about storytelling?

Is brand storytelling really about storytelling? | Nonprofit Storytelling | Scoop.it
Storytelling is quite the buzzword these days. Shane Snow even predicted storytelling would be the #1 business skill of the next 5 years. I’ve become i

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, February 25, 2014 4:36 PM

What a great piece this is! Written by Keith Nerdin, it tackles whether all the buzz about storytelling and branding really makes sense. Nerdin takes a very common sense approach to this question and his conclusions are spot on.


What I also appreciate is that Nerdin approaches this question from a beginner's mind. He admits he is new to the biz storytelling world. As a result, his discussion and insights are very refreshing.


Too often those new to the field simply parrot what has already been said. Not Nerdin. He's put a lot of thought into the topic of story branding and is not afraid to share these with us.


This is a well written post that I think you will enjoy. And learn from. I won't spoil the ending for you but will tell you his words cut through all the hype out there.


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

oconnorandkelly's curator insight, February 26, 2014 1:46 PM

Tremendous read ..... please do.