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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: November, 2015

Expert storytellers teach you how to move people to action.

Nov 25, 2015

Justin Trevor Winters, screenwriter of the upcoming movie "Killing Winston Jones," joins the Business of Story Podcast to explore the intersection of Hollywood storytelling with commerce content marketing.

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT!, Sigstr, 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
  • A company of just 100 employees sends 1,000,000 emails per year on average. What if you had a million new opportunities to engage your key customers and prospects? Sigstr opens up the marketing potential of employee emails. Learn 3 creative ways to unlock the power of email signatures: http://bit.ly/1P0bE9A

In This Episode

  • Applying Hollywood storytelling to commerce content marketing in business
  • Movies—why do they work?
  • Why storytellers are the most sought after commodity in Hollywood, marketing, branding, and content marketing
  • Niche vs. mass audiences and how to identify your demographic and craft your story to connect with each
  • Story integrity and how to relate on a humanistic level

Resources

 

Visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory for more insights from your favorite storytellers.

Nov 18, 2015

Ron Ploof, creator of the StoryHow™ PitchDeck and author of “Read This First: The Executive’s Guide to New Media,” joins The Business of Story Podcast to discuss the importance of empathy in your story narrative to develop a successful relationship with your audience.

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT!, Sigstr, 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
  • A company of just 100 employees sends 1,000,000 emails per year on average. What if you had a million new opportunities to engage your key customers and prospects? Sigstr opens up the marketing potential of employee emails. Learn 3 creative ways to unlock the power of email signatures: http://bit.ly/1P0bE9A

In This Episode

  • How a deck of cards can teach you elements and techniques to hone your storytelling skills
  • Creating empathy and meaning for your audience
  • How to work from the end of your story backwards

Resources

 

Visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory for more insights from your favorite storytellers.

Nov 11, 2015

Margot Leitman, writer, storyteller, teacher, and author of "Long Story Short: The Only Storytelling Guide You’ll Ever Need," joins the Business of Story Podcast to discuss her latest book, successful storytelling tips, and discovering authentic stories within your own life.

 

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT!, Sigstr, 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 noise-cancelling headphones.
  • A company of just 100 employees sends 1,000,000 emails per year on average. What if you had a million new opportunities to engage your key customers and prospects? Sigstr opens up the marketing potential of employee emails. Learn 3 creative ways to unlock the power of email signatures: http://bit.ly/1P0bE9A
  • 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

  • How Leitman transformed a passion for stories into a successful business
  • What draws us to the cultural stories we love and why
  • How to get out in the world and create stories for yourself
  • Empowering business professionals to utilize storytelling in their work and workplace
  • Keying into emotion and universality when telling stories

 

Resources


Visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory for more insights from your favorite storytellers.

Nov 4, 2015

Annette Simmons, author of “The Story Factor,” joins The Business of Story to reveal the risks and rewards involved in good storytelling and to share the six stories that everyone needs to be able to tell. 

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT!, Sigstr, 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
  • A company of just 100 employees sends 1,000,000 emails per year on average. What if you had a million new opportunities to engage your key customers and prospects? Sigstr opens up the marketing potential of employee emails. Learn three creative ways to unlock the power of email signatures: http://bit.ly/1P0bE9A

In This Episode

  • The six essential stories that everyone should be able to tell
  • Using story to change behavior
  • The risks and rewards of implementing story into your brand strategy
  • Cross-cultural story morals

Resources

 

Visit http://bit.ly/BizofStory for more insights from your favorite storytellers.

 

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