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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, 2016

Expert storytellers teach you how to move people to action.

Oct 31, 2016

Kate Volman, Digital Marketing Strategist, joins the Business of Story Podcast to talk about everything you need to know about live video streaming for your brand including: how to start, essential equipment list, and how to plan and promote your content.

The Business of Story is sponsored by Emma, Convince & Convert, and Oracle.

  • Emma helps marketers everywhere send smart, stylish email newsletters, promotions, and automated campaigns, and help us all rest a little easier knowing our marketing emailing is doing its job. Check out their newest publication at Myemma.com/click.
  • Each day the team at Convince & Convert picks a topic and sends you the three best resources ever created about that topic. It's topical, it's timely, it's useful, so go to definitivedigest.com and subscribe to their email newsletter now.

 

In This Episode

  • Why it’s time to tell your brand’s story through live streaming
  • How to get great video with basic equipment (or even just your phone!)
  • Why it’s important to plan out your content before you record
  • How to repurpose and reuse your live recording for other types of marketing
  • Why different audiences prefer videos that last for different lengths of time
  • How to relax and have fun while creating excellent content for your brand

 

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

Oct 24, 2016

Brian Scudamore, Founder and CEO of 1-800-Got-Junk, joins the Business of Story Podcast to discuss the power of a painted vision, finding the right employees, and his three primary story tips to build an enterprise.

The Business of Story is sponsored by Emma, Convince & Convert, and Oracle.

  • Emma helps marketers everywhere send smart, stylish email newsletters, promotions, and automated campaigns, and help us all rest a little easier knowing our marketing emailing is doing its job. Check out their newest publication at Myemma.com/click.
  • Each day the team at Convince & Convert picks a topic and sends you the three best resources ever created about that topic. It's topical, it's timely, it's useful, so go to definitivedigest.com and subscribe to their email newsletter now.



In This Episode

  • Why the power of visualizing your success is key to building your brand
  • How to paint a picture large enough for your brand to grow into
  • Why people buy story more than they buy brands
  • How to find the employees that are right for your brand
  • Why you have to believe your brand story before others will follow
  • How to use three story tips that will help grow your enterprise

 

Resources


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

Oct 17, 2016

Paul Smith, Author, Speaker, and Consultant, joins the Business of Story Podcast to talk about our need for narrative, why stories are more compelling when they convey lessons, and the six attributes of a story that differentiates it from other forms.

The Business of Story is sponsored by Emma, Convince & Convert, and Oracle.

  • Emma helps marketers everywhere send smart, stylish email newsletters, promotions, and automated campaigns, and help us all rest a little easier knowing our marketing emailing is doing its job. Check out their newest publication at Myemma.com/click.
  • Each day the team at Convince & Convert picks a topic and sends you the three best resources ever created about that topic. It's topical, it's timely, it's useful, so go to definitivedigest.com and subscribe to their email newsletter now.



In This Episode

  • Why it’s important to know what is a story and what’s not
  • How to craft your stories around lessons to be more compelling to customers
  • Why storytelling helps a listener remember facts and be motivated to action
  • How to use upwards of 25 story types to infuse your sales technique with success
  • Why stories help the buyer relax, listen and bond with a salesperson
  • How to close a sale by using the right story and help your brand by building word-of-mouth

 

Resources


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

Oct 10, 2016

Shane McLaughlin, Senior Manager of Content and Social Strategy at Walmart, joins the Business of Story Podcast to delve deep into the four main kinds of story content he uses to foster employee engagement.

The Business of Story is sponsored by Emma, Convince & Convert, and Oracle.

  • Emma helps marketers everywhere send smart, stylish email newsletters, promotions, and automated campaigns, and help us all rest a little easier knowing our marketing emailing is doing its job. Check out their newest publication at Myemma.com/click.
  • Each day the team at Convince & Convert picks a topic and sends you the three best resources ever created about that topic. It's topical, it's timely, it's useful, so go to definitivedigest.com and subscribe to their email newsletter now.


In This Episode

  • Why employee engagement is the base for a healthy organization
  • How to listen to your audience to create impactful content
  • Why it’s a wonderful thing that social is so unpredictable
  • How the four C’s of content can help you create stronger content
  • Why employees truly make the best brand advocates 
  • How to build advocacy by sharing personal stories within your organization

 

Resources


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

Oct 3, 2016

Melissa Agnes, Crisis Management Strategist at Agnes + Day Inc., joins the Business of Story Podcast to talk all about crisis management and how owning your brand story is a powerful way to prevent and mitigate any type of corporate crisis.

The Business of Story is sponsored by Emma, Convince & Convert, and Oracle.

  • Emma helps marketers everywhere send smart, stylish email newsletters, promotions, and automated campaigns, and help us all rest a little easier knowing our marketing emailing is doing its job. Check out their newest publication at Myemma.com/click.
  • Each day the team at Convince & Convert picks a topic and sends you the three best resources ever created about that topic. It's topical, it's timely, it's useful, so go to definitivedigest.com and subscribe to their email newsletter now.


In This Episode

  • Why crafting the right story can help defend your brand while in a crisis
  • How to ask the right questions that will help prevent issues with your consumers
  • Why answering quickly and honestly goes a long way to keeping consumer trust
  • How to follow up with an official response after an initial recognition 
  • Why it’s key to understand your stakeholders and what they expect from you
  • How to cultivate a culture that continually protects your brand from a public crisis

 

Resources


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

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