How Brands Use Live Streaming Video

My article first ran on Convince and Convert. I am a storytelling and comedy nerd, a marketer, and a comic improviser. I know how important preparing and letting go is. In the same way software nerds rule technology development (I say this with admiration, as I am married to one!), the future of streaming video success belongs to leaders that embrace conversation, being human, and letting go. (Side note: here [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:36:32+00:00 May 4, 2016|0 Comments

How to be a More Human Connector: with Bryan Kramer

I had such a great time talking to my friend, Bryan Kramer of Purematter on the show recently. Bryan is an influencer, a down-to-earth nice guy and such a powerful connector. We had fun chatting about how to be a more human connector and the powerful lessons he's learned that we can all benefit from. I so relate to much of his journey and I know you will, too. Follow [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:36:59+00:00 April 21, 2016|0 Comments

How smart entrepreneurs communicate big ideas

The Reaction to Data Overload The curse of knowledge happens to all of us. We're so familiar with our expertise that we forget others may not be and that they don't care because they have their own challenges to worry about. IntellectualSpeak - knowing your stuff so well (called the curse of knowledge) - often gets in the way of our ability to connect with audiences. It doesn't [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:37:32+00:00 April 15, 2016|0 Comments

How to Inspire with Your Story – Hero’s Journey with Brian Carter

"I can do it and so can you" How to inspire with your story On April 14, I had the pleasure of chatting with my friend, Brian Carter about his journey from having social anxiety and being highly introverted to becoming a well-known speaker. Along the way, we chat about how to inspire with your story - where is the line between being the focus and being self-indulgent. I think [...]

By | 2017-02-14T01:38:33+00:00 April 14, 2016|0 Comments

Visual Storytelling with Comics

Simplifying Complex Concepts: The Power of Visual Storytelling with Comics I love this article about how a student turned her PhD work in science into a comic book for people who might not otherwise care. Power of Visual Storytelling, Source: mentalfloss.com It never says “visual storytelling” in the piece – that is exactly what this is. A science student was asked by her thesis advisor, “How would you [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:38:25+00:00 April 10, 2016|0 Comments

How to Find Your Content Voice (with Jason Miller)

Last week, April 7, I had such a great time talking to LinkedIn's own humble content rock star, Jason Miller, about his journey from music industry to b2b marketer, and how to find your content voice. Your content voice is your calling card. How to Find Your Content Voice (podcast) So how do you find your content voice and hone it? How do you tell your story by [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:38:49+00:00 April 9, 2016|0 Comments

Comedy in Live-Streaming Video (Vid)

Recently, I had so much hosting a blab with two super smart video people, Tim Washer and Brian Fanzo. Tim knows more about adding humor to b2b video than almost anyone I know and he and I are both humor fans and improvisers as well as marketers. Brian is one the biggest and most passionate early adopters of live-streaming video I know - and he is infectious with his enthusiasm. [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:39:18+00:00 April 9, 2016|1 Comment

Why a Story Gap Kills Sales and What to Do About it

Source: gratisography.com What is a Story Gap? Every buyer has a story about his or her work, what's wrong, what's right and why he or she does what they do. Conversely, every company has a story they tell buyers about why they should buy. Sometimes, those stories don't match. Here's the thing - every buyer has a story that drives decision-making. If your story about the way the [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:39:42+00:00 April 3, 2016|0 Comments

Improvisation in Business Storytelling

End of February 2016, I got to chat on a video blab with one of my fave fellow improvisers, Kat Koppett, about improvisation in business storytelling, and how principles of improvisation can help us be better storytellers. In short, storytelling models from improvisation can help shape better stories. Improvisation in Business Storytelling Improvisation in Business Storytelling: Models and Tips for Better Stories How do you use [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:40:04+00:00 March 13, 2016|0 Comments

Honing Your Storytelling Skills to Inspire & Excel

In Business... Honing Your Storytelling Skills In this audio interview I did for VoiceAmerica radio on behalf of Lianne Picot and StoryPowered, I had the opportunity to chat with storyteller and RISK! podcast creator, Kevin Allison about honing your storytelling skills to inspire others and excel in business. This was the second time I got to talk to the fun and talented creator of RISK! and MTV's The [...]

By | 2017-02-21T22:41:05+00:00 March 13, 2016|0 Comments
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