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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: January, 2016

Expert storytellers teach you how to move people to action.

Jan 27, 2016

Matthew Winkler, educator and originator of the TED-Ed Talk "What makes a hero?" joins the Business of Story Podcast to crack open the Hero's Journey and illuminate the process of applying story to your brand.

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

  • Why a single story that is represented through the lens of various cultures around the world (monomyth) is important
  • How to live the hero's journey in your day-to-day life
  • Identifying customer personas to build empathy
  • Authentically connecting the brand story with the customer story
  • The most basic story form: change vs. status quo

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

Jan 20, 2016

Margie Meacham is a learning expert who uses neuroscience to ignite innate genius. She joins the Business of Story Podcast to teach CEOs and storytellers to be more impactful and enthusiastic leaders.

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 to use the power of teaching to advance business missions further, faster
  • Why pictures are truly worth a thousand words
  • Why emotion is so essential to the learning process
  • How stories are the only true vehicle we should use to move people to action
  • The origin of the term "genius"
  • Chunking information

Resources

 

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

Jan 13, 2016

Jen Grisanti is an author, network TV story consultant, independent producer, writing instructor for NBC’s Writers on the Verge, and featured blogger for the Huffington Post. She joins the Business of Story Podcast to explore how to draw from our emotional truths to achieve massive results.

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

  • The importance of finding your voice as a brand
  • Failing forward and why your darkest moments lead to your brightest future
  • Adding the four part story structure of trigger, dilemma, choice, and pursuit to your brand planning
  • The story lesson found in the "I want to marry you" cookie recipe

Resources 

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

Jan 6, 2016

Kathy Klotz-Guest, Chief Storyteller at Keeping It Human, joins the Business of Story Podcast to share how loosening up through comedy can enable business storytellers to address human need.

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

  • The two levels of business storytelling
  • How to use your business GPS
  • How to avoid "jargon-monoxide," or terminology that clouds your story
  • Using humor to pull an audience in
  • "Yes, and..." the improvisation tool that will change the dynamics of your storytelling
  • Kenn Adams' Story Spine structure

Resources

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

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