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The Business of Story

Park Howell promises to reignite within you the one true superpower well all possess - storytelling - in the Business of Story. Learn from internationally acclaimed story artists, content strategists, and brand raconteurs who will help you craft and tell compelling stories that sell. This is the "How To" podcast for story marketing. Each episode delivers at least one actionable tip that will help you connect with your customers, move them to action, and start creating epic growth for your enterprise and your people. Story on!
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Now displaying: October, 2015

Expert storytellers teach you how to move people to action.

Oct 28, 2015

Bruno Sarda, Director of Social Responsibility at Dell, joins the Business of Story podcast to shed light on how to combine story with sustainability initiatives.

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT! , Zignal Labs, and Sigstr

ACT! helps individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in just one place, ultimately driving sales. Visit http://actstory.com and enter to win a pair of BOSE noice-cancelling headphones. 

Zignal Labs is a real-time cross-media story tracking platform to make your life easier to see relevant data and reach your customers where they are. Stay ahead of what the world thinks with a free trial at http://zignallabs.com/story.

In This Episode

  • Dell's sustainable technology innovations
  • Sustainable initiatives from Dell's projects around the world
  • Using the power of story to connect sustainability to technology
  • Empowering customers to join the story

Resources

For more insights from your favorite storytellers, visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory .

Oct 21, 2015

Keith Quesenberry, author, researcher, and professor of Social Media Marketing joins the podcast to share his groundbreaking research on the science that backs the power of story.

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT! and Zignal Labs

ACT! helps individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in just one place, ultimately driving sales. Visit http://actstory.com and enter to win a pair of BOSE noice-cancelling headphones. 

Zignal Labs is a real-time cross-media story tracking platform to make your life easier to see relevant data and reach your customers where they are. Stay ahead of what the world thinks with a free trial at http://zignallabs.com/story.

In This Episode

  • Freytag's Pyramid and three, five, and ten act story structures.
  • Super Bowl ads; what makes them fly or flop?
  • The research that proves that storytelling is a powerful business tool.

Resources

For more insights from your favorite storyellers, visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory .

Oct 14, 2015

Josh Ginsberg knows all about identifying and controlling story. As the co-founder and CEO of Zignal Labs, that’s his main mission. Josh joins The Business of Story this week to talk about the creation of Zignal Labs and the ability to implement it into your business stories.

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT! and Zignal Labs

ACT! helps individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in just one place, ultimately driving sales. Visit http://actstory.com and enter to win a pair of BOSE noice-cancelling headphones. 

Zignal Labs is a real-time cross-media story tracking platform to make your life easier to see relevant data and reach your customers where they are. Stay ahead of what the world thinks with a free trial at http://zignallabs.com/story.

In This Episode

  • Josh shares the concept behind Zignal Labs' real-time media monitoring
  • How to use Zignal Labs to monitor and control the story your brand shares with the world
  • How to avoid crisis stories—and how to be prepared when potential crises come your way
  • The Boyd Cycle in relation to crafting story and observing news data

Resources

For more insights from your favorite storyellers, visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory .

Oct 7, 2015

Lisa Cron is an author, story consultant, and instructor at UCLA’s Extension Writing Program. Her book, Wired for Story has also been featured in video tutorials on writing fundamentals, and shares its title with a fascinating TEDx talk of the same name. She also has two upcoming books, Story Genius and Story or Die.

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT! and Zignal Labs

ACT! helps individuals, small businesses, and sales teams organize prospect and customer details in just one place, ultimately driving sales. Visit http://actstory.com and enter to win a pair of BOSE noice-cancelling headphones. 

Zignal Labs is a real-time cross-media story tracking platform to make your life easier to see relevant data and reach your customers where they are. Stay ahead of what the world thinks with a free trial at http://zignallabs.com/story.

 

In This Episode

  • Your inherent superpower
  • Lisa shares her essential structure for creating story
  • The purpose behind conflict in story
  • The science behind the reward centers in our brains
  • Writing for the entrepreneur

Resources

For more insights from your favorite storyellers, visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory .

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