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How to Sell Anything to Anyone by Telling Great Stories

Storytelling is arguably the most powerful tool in your selling toolbox.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Whatever line of business you’re in, almost everyone nowadays is in the business of selling. Whether you’re trying to get customers to buy your product, pitch your …

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We’re in the early stages of a visual revolution in journalism

It’s more than a pivot to video — it’s an evolution of text.<p>Reports of the death of the written word are greatly exaggerated. The much-lamented and much-snarked-about phrase “pivot to video" is, if I'm being honest, somewhat warranted — video advertising is becoming central to every digital media …

How to Create a Story Series for Your Nonprofit

Great storytelling is the best way to capture the attention, as well as the hearts and minds, of your supporters.<p>Using digital tools like your …

Creative Ways Your Business Can Incorporate Storytelling

rawpixel / Pixabay<p>For a business to thrive in today’s marketplace, the brand needs to find a way to connect to customers. Shoppers don’t want a …

How (not) to memorise mathematics

<i>Mathematicians as storytellers</i><p>Mathematicians are storytellers. At times it is obvious, as in the case of Charles Dodgson, the 19th century Christ …

The Simple Way To Get Your Story Noticed, Published, and Read

You may have a great story to tell, but to rise above the noise, it must M.O.V.E.<p>I have very much enjoyed and appreciated my time as a contributor at Inc.com. Over the past several years, I have met amazing people, heard wonderful stories, and expanded on my own understanding of business and …

How to tell better stories and capture people's attention | Alan Alda

<b>Alan Alda:</b> I met a nanoscientist at Cornell University who had a really interesting story. He had discovered, with his graduate student, how to make …

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Can the Power of Place Help You Create Better Marketing Content and Brand Storytelling?

How does location play a role in developing great marketing content and brand storytelling?<p>I’ve always been captivated by the power of place. As an …

4 storytelling lessons from Pixar

Whether you’re shooting a company video or writing up a press release, one word sums up today’s communications: storytelling.<p>How best to craft your …

It's What's Inside That Counts: The Value of Storytelling in Internal Communications

Like all freelance writers, I have days where I run head first into a giant creative wall. Conceiving of and pitching new ideas is one of the most …

3 Ways Effective Communicators Structure Unforgettable Messages

Even the best ideas must be presented in a way the listener will understand and remember.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Effective communicators rely on structure.<p>You may be the smartest person in the room, but if you can’t communicate what you know, you’re not of much …

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Why Design Needs A Narrative: The Power of Storytelling

A+D is a creative pursuit; it seeks to improve and to empower the end-user and the community at large. Central to this is the pursuit to develop and …

UX Design

Storytelling Should Be the Number One Skill You Want to Improve

Stories are our most important technology<p>I think that storytelling is the greatest technology that humans have ever created. Storytelling is the …

Mobile is beyond slapping pictures on text, it's the new age of storytelling

Traditional media companies haven’t all taken to new media opportunities like ducks to water, often just slapping on a picture gallery to text …

How Telling Good Stories Can Help You Raise Money and Sell Products

Engage the mind and trigger the imagination of your audience to engage them at a deeper level.<p>Do you want to be more successful at selling your products and raising growth capital for your company? Then you'll need to learn how to tell stories. Your stories need to be meaningful and relevant to …

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LinkedIn’s Head of Recruiting Shares Why Storytelling is a Powerful (Yet Often Ignored) Skill for Recruiters | LinkedIn Talent Blog

While that serves as a general framework, it’s never the same story twice: improvisation and personal anecdotes are key as you tailor the story for …

Answering These 5 Questions Will Turn Your Company's Story From Good to Great

Give your product the story it deserves.<p>Every company has a story. Maybe yours first clicked during a happy hour while you and a few co-workers joked over a ludicrous thought. Or perhaps it all began after years of doing the same thing over and over again -- you knew there had to be another more …

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Connect with Your Audience Through Storytelling

How to Effectively Use Storytelling to Attract a Larger Following<p>All successful websites need a large number of subscribers, and should be designed …

3 Powerful Stories Your Startup Could Use In Its Next Pitch

What inspires an investor to action isn't the ask; it's the story you tell.<p><i>By Ajay Yadav, CEO of Roomi.</i><p>When I walked into my first pitch meeting, I was convinced I'd leave with a check. I opened up my laptop, blew through my PowerPoint slides, and then popped the question: Want to invest? Though I …

The value of journalistic storytelling in 2017

Storytelling has been an integral part of human life since time began, from sharing stories around the campfire, recording them in drawings on cave …

How to Free Yourself Through the Power of Your Story.

Stories are for sharing. They can entertain us, they can give us chills down our spines, they can make us melt into a puddle of compassion. Stories …

Creativity

Is Story-Making the Next Evolution of Brand Storytelling?

People love stories. It’s practically embedded in our DNA. Stories mean the difference between passion and disinterest, between moving an audience to …

Using Student Narratives to Build Community

Asking students to investigate their own family immigration stories is one way to build community, both in the classroom and beyond.

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What Are Business Storytelling Skills and What Are Some Examples?

Human beings have an innate fascination with storytelling. It begins early in life when parents captivate their young children with bedtime …

This man makes amazing surreal animations from famous artwork

Famous pieces of artwork are fun to look at, but it turns out they're even more fun to animate.<p>Kajetan Obarski (a.k.a. Kiszkiloszki) is an …

Drawing Up an Urban Planning Manual for Chicago Teens

The graphic novel No Small Plans aims to empower the city’s youth through stories about their neighborhoods.<p>Two years ago, Gabrielle Lyon, the vice president of education and experience at the Chicago Architecture Foundation, started using <i>Wacker’s Manual</i>, a 1911 textbook fashioned from Daniel …

Urban Design

New urban parks and public spaces to see in 2017

Landscape architecture reshaping cities across the country<p>The urban park, from well-manicured, small lots in residential neighborhoods to massive, city-defining landmarks such as Central Park, have long been centerpieces of city life. But in an age of climate change and evolving urban-planning …

The Secret to Great Storytelling No One Talks About

You can master tone and structure, but it'll do you no good if you don't also have this.<p>If you want to improve your skills as a storyteller, there are countless systems and resources to help you, from three-act structure, beat sheets, and the hero's journey, to free classes on the subject from …