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Business of Story

Nov 14, 2016

Randy Olson, Author and Independent Filmmaker, joins a special Business of Story Podcast to talk about how Trump intuitively utilized a surprisingly simple story template for creating compelling narratives to win the election.

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In This Episode

  • Why all great stories can and should be refined into three simple elements: And, But and Therefore
  • How many marketers make the mistake of calling the template 'too simple'
  • Why a singular narrative is so important for all marketing campaigns
  • How Donald Trump used his natural narrative intuition to win the election
  • Why Hillary Clinton's over-complicated message was a detrimental to her campaign
  • How to harness and practice these basic elements to improve your storytelling



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