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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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Expert storytellers teach you how to move people to action.

Jul 4, 2016

Pamela Slim, author and speaker, joins the Business of Story Podcast to go deeply into finding freedom in your work, detecting your roots and natural motivations, and discovering the joy of connectivity.

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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.




In This Episode

  • Why pursuing your passion can lead to a fulfilling career
  • How to dig deep down to determine your roots and skill sets in order to plan your future
  • Why there isn’t any one right way to work
  • How to find your natural motivation for your personal work mode
  • Why it’s important to maintain integrity at your current job even while developing your side hustle
  • How to create a positive and supportive network of mentors

 

Resources


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Jun 27, 2016

Pat Solomon, filmmaker and director, joins the Business of Story Podcast to shine a light on how story is inherent in all humanity, the high purpose of the journey, and the storyteller that is inside all of us.

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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.



In This Episode

  • How a deep understanding of story structure can help your advertising
  • How following your greatest passion can release business success
  • Why it’s all about the ups and downs of the journey
  • How we are all wired to understand our surroundings through story
  • How to keep moving when going through a creative rough patch
  • Why it’s so important to understand Joseph Campbell’s “Hero’s Journey”

 

Resources


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Jun 20, 2016

Michael Hyatt, Author and Founder of Michael Hyatt & Company, joins Business of Story Podcast this week to discuss making big changes late in the game, the importance of finding a mentor, and how to craft a bigger story for a better you.

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

  • What it means to follow your passions and still make money
  • How to craft a positive story for yourself
  • The importance of finding a mentor and outside help
  • How to create a solid, loyal, and productive team
  • How to build a following for you blog
  • Why it's essential to give yourself time to reflect on your personal progress

 

Resources


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Jun 13, 2016

Christoph Trappe, career storyteller, author, and keynote speaker, joins the Business of Story Podcast to identify your differentiated position in the marketplace and maximize your authentic stories' potential to measure success.

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

  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • Crafting stories with clear intent
  • How to help people buy into your stories
  • Actively producing stories and getting them into your workflow
  • Authentic storytelling
  • How to generate and share authentic stories, and how to scale and measure their success
  • Story shopping: identifying stories in real time

Resources

 

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Jun 6, 2016

Dick Orkin, award winning voice actor, radio producer, and creator of “The Chicken Man” joins the Business of Story Podcast with his daughter, Lisa Orkin to help you illuminate your business stories with a dash of humor.

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

  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • How to write for the theater of the mind
  • How to break your content into a three act play
  • How to delineate between acts one, two, and three. Start with the problem that your customer has: the setup. Make it personal: use your own experiences to base your story upon. Reveal the solution to the problem in a surprising way.
  • How to have fun while crafting your story

Resources

 

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May 30, 2016

Doug Drexler, an Emmy, Oscar, and Academy Award-winning makeup artist and special effects designer, joins the Business of Story Podcast to share Hollywood's top tools to sculpt your visual storytelling.

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

  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • The squint test for story visuals
  • How to gain utter confidence in front of an audience
  • The difference between seeing and looking
  • How to tap back into your innately creative storytelling powers

Resources

 

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May 23, 2016

Shawn Callahan, Founder of Anecdote and author of, "Putting Stories to Work," joins the Business of Story Podcast to help listeners excavate, manifest, and revitalize their finest stories yet.

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

  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • How to uncover stories in your personal and professional life that will connect with your audiences
  • How to catalogue stories using cerebral hashtags and create your personal story archive
  • Shawn's four story categories: connection stories, influence stories, success stories, and clarity stories
  • How to keep your winning, go-to stories fresh and appealing
  • How to tell the story of your strategy

 

Resources

 

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May 16, 2016

Tamsen Webster, Executive Producer of TEDx Cambridge and Senior VP of Oratium, joins the Business of Story podcast to help brands “develop, refine, and deliver” powerful stories.

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

  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • Identify the right story for the right people at the right time
  •  "Motographics,” or motivation-based marketing
  • Tamsen's essential elements of an overall message: why, what now, and how
  • The three F’s, or reasons people don't like to present: lack of familiarity, lack of feeling, lack of faith
  • The three P’s to combat the three F's: practice, passion, preparation
  • How to use personas: the commander, the counselor, the showman, and the sage
  • How the Proteus Effect plays into storytelling

Resources

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May 9, 2016

Nancy Duarte, the Principal of Duarte Inc., and Patti Sanchez, her Chief Strategy Officer, join the Business of Story Podcast to share the tactics behind their masterfully persuasive presentations.

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

  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • Nancy and Patti take us through the five stages of their Venture Scape: dream, leap, fight, climb, arrive
  • How to use story tension to persuade an audience
  • Powerful story and communication tools that leaders can use to galvanize employees and customers
  • Re-dreaming and refusing to be satisfied with the status quo of past successes

Resources

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May 2, 2016

Geeta Nadkarni, President and creator of Baby Got Booked! joins the Business of Story Podcast to reveal how you can win media coverage and develop unstoppable PR without ever hiring an agency again.

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

  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • Why no small business should ever hire a PR agency
  • How business owners can craft a compelling story that piques the interest of producers, reporters, and writers
  • How to obtain fast and concrete wins
  • How to channel passion, momentum, and innovation into your stories
  • Creating stories that entertain, educate, and inform
  • How to give yourself permission to rewrite your story and live into a bigger life

Resources

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Apr 25, 2016

Michael Port, speaker, coach, and best-selling author, joins the Business of Story Podcast to reveal actionable strategies to master your public speaking techniques.

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

  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • The five essential story elements of any great presentation
  • Why it’s important follow the three act story structure in your presentations
  • Michael's five immediately actionable presentation techniques
  • How to own the stage
  • Michael's detailed rehearsal process
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome when delivering your stories
  • 50 actionable tips to craft your business story

 

Resources

 

 

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Apr 18, 2016

Michael Gass, a leading advertising consultant, joins the Business of Story Podcast to share the power of clarifying your "rifle-shot story positioning" to stand out in a crowded marketplace.

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

  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • How to help your brand rise above the "cacophony of communication and competition"
  • How to clarify your core brand story
  • How to claim your rifle-shot position in the marketplace
  • How to use inbound marketing to attract a global network of clients—even as a solopreneur
  • How to create niche, off-site content, and marketing while minimizing risk

Resources

 

 

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Apr 11, 2016

Michael Hauge, a top Hollywood Story Consultant, joins the Business of Story Podcast to reveal the crucial and powerful elements in every successful screenplay, novel, or business story.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • Why story is more important now than ever
  • The three mistakes we make with our business, brand, and content marketing stories and how we can overcome them
  • How to get a buyer to live vicariously through the success of existing customers
  • How to use the structure of setup, hero, stakes, conflict, and aftermath to create compelling content
  • How to identify the emotional stories that elevate a professional services brand
  • The core foundation of every story: character, desire, and conflict

Resources

 

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Apr 4, 2016

Robert McKee, Story Mentor and creator of the famous Storynomics and STORY Seminars, rejoins the Business of Story Podcast for a follow up episode bridging the worlds of Hollywood and business. 

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • The three fundamental techniques of persuasion: emotional persuasion, rational persuasion, and the combination of emotional/rational persuasion, story
  • The difference between implicit and explicit story
  • The intersection of meaning, truth, and moral
  • "Negaphobia," or the fear of all things negative
  • Changing your thinking from inductive to causal
  • How to win a free story consultation with Park Howell

Resources

 

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

Mar 28, 2016

Sam Knowles, Founder and Managing Director of Insight Agents, joins the Business of Story Podcast to take us on a step-by-step adventure through the story cycle, and to share the dynamics of combining psychology and business languages.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • How story transforms from monomyth to fractal
  • Key ways to move your audience to action
  • How to personally break down the story cycle and apply it to your own life
  • The stories buried in employee engagement surveys
  • A transformative way of talking about products and services
  • Identifying your purpose
  • How to win a free story consultation with Park Howell

Resources 

 

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

Mar 21, 2016

Michael Margolis, CEO of Get Storied, joins the Business of Story Podcast to communicate story's power of disruptive innovation and how it can connect people to the opportunities of the present.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • The currency of stories in business and life
  • The powerful possibilities of story
  • Three universal truths on why stories connect us no matter who or where we are in the world
  • Operational and organizational storytelling
  • Michael's key structure of context, emotion, and evidence

Resources 

 

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Mar 14, 2016

Chris Moody, Director of Content and Social Marketing at Oracle Marketing Cloud, and Randy Frisch, Co-Founder and COO of Uberflip, join the Business of Story Podcast to reveal the strategy to fully engage your customers and map your story.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • Understanding your business goals and mapping your content strategy to meet those goals
  • What a marketing cloud actually is
  • How to create specialized persona teams
  • Mastering generalization and being on top of everything that comes across your desk
  • How to better understand your audiences
  • The importance of understanding why you do what you do

Resources 

 

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

Mar 7, 2016

Kendall Haven, story consultant and pioneer in the neural and cognitive science of story, joins the Business of Story Podcast to share the latest discoveries in the field and to illustrate how to merge themes and messages into powerful story architecture.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • The scientific proof that story structure is a powerhouse of informational systems
  • The latest cognitive research on story engagement, story power, empathy, and influence
  • How to merge your themes and messages into powerful, effective stories
  • Kendall’s tried and true tools for filtering story through an active subconscious
  • Kendall's Neural Story Net
  • How to think in story form
  • Audience modeling

Resources 

 

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

Feb 29, 2016

Nick Westergaard, Chief Brand Strategist at Brand Driven Digital, joins the Business of Story Podcast to reveal how brands can produce content that empowers their customers through dynamic positioning online.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • How to create marketing that asks and answers questions
  • Connecting your digital dots across platforms
  • How to develop content and social media hacks to help you do more with less
  • Identifying what your brand does better than anybody else
  • The "Atticus Finch Rule of Marketing," walking a mile in your customers' shoes
  • Why digital is such a multi-dimensional storytelling realm

Resources

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Feb 22, 2016

Eric Munn, Social Media Lead at the satirical news outlet The Onion, joins the Business of Story Podcast to shed light on when and how businesses can embrace the comedy in their own stories.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

In This Episode

  • How The Onion has mastered digital storytelling—and how you can, too
  • The three ingredients essential to every humorous tweet and post
  • How to create "thumb-stoppers"
  • The secrets of social and how it can make or break a storyteller
  • How more brands can take advantage of having more fun in their marketing
  • The power of visuals on social media

Resources


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

Feb 17, 2016

John Yorke, Managing Director at Angel Station and founder of the BBC’s Writer’s Academy, joins the Business of Story Podcast to share a unique perspective on the dynamic power of stories in the B2B world.

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oracle Marketing Cloud offers an introduction to marketing automation, with tips that marketers need to automate and optimize.

 

In This Episode

  • Mirror neurons and how they cause story to work on our brains
  • How business communicators can be more effective with their stories.
  • What happens when you realize that all business stories are quests
  • Three big mistakes we make as business storytellers and how we can quickly overcome them

 

Resources


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Feb 10, 2016

Margaret Hartwell is the author and co-producer of "Archetypes in Branding: A Toolkit for Creatives and Strategists." She joins the Business of Story Podcast to reveal how implementing character archetypes will humanize brands.

The Business of Story is sponsored by ACT!, Sigstr, Emma, Convince & Convert, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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

  • Brand archetypes and personality archetypes based in Jungian psychology
  • Why archetyping is so important to business
  • How to use archetypes to understand where your brand gets authentically positioned in the marketplace
  • How business leaders can use archetypes to help set company vision and mission
  • The four primary archetypes

Resources


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Feb 3, 2016

Ardath Albee, B2B Marketing Strategist and CEO of Marketing Interactions, joins the Business of Story Podcast to discuss the importance of knowing your customers in a godlike way and the shift brands need to make to become relevant to their audiences.

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 your personas are critical to the complex B2B sell
  • How the “pronoun shift” will have a profound impact on the relevance of your content
  • What the Greek legend of Narcissus has to do with your brand
  • Why it’s important to turn one-off campaigns into serial business stories for true customer engagements
  • Tips to start creating your own buyer and customer personas
  • Ardath’s Relevance Maturity Matrix and how to make the shift to being relevant in the marketplace

Resources


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

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

Resources

 

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.

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