Collaborative Storytelling – What Harold Lloyd Taught Me About The Power of Interactive Story

  The Power of Interactive Story What Harold Lloyd Taught Me About The Interactive Power of Story Harold Lloyd's silent comedy was story *crack* to my 9-year-old brain. And it taught me everything about breaking the fourth wall to co-create with my audience. Collaborative Storytelling is not an option today. I've given several keynotes on this topic and I love seeing how audiences engage when I create scenes [...]

By | 2017-12-10T21:18:03+00:00 December 10, 2017|0 Comments

An Open Letter to My Speaker Brothers

To my speaking brothers, I adore you. You matter. And I know you care about your speaking sisters. I wanted to reach out to you and share something that happened recently that, sadly, is not an isolated case. As I debated whether or not to say something, I got nervous. I still am because I am taking a risk. Yet, I also know that sometimes the most important conversations require [...]

By | 2018-03-30T19:58:25+00:00 December 7, 2017|6 Comments

Livestreaming Video Predictions for 2018

Livesteaming Video Predictions One of my favorite people on the planet, Ross Brand, invited me to share my thoughts about 2018 by providing my livestreaming video predictions. Along with an amazing group of livestreamers who all add something unique to the mix, I added my prediction for 2018. 91 Livestreaming and Digital Media Predictions for 2018 Digital Media and Livestreaming Video Predictions for 2018 Click here to see [...]

By | 2017-11-30T22:04:21+00:00 November 30, 2017|0 Comments

How Mixed Reality Will Change Business Storytelling

Mixed Reality Will Change Business Storytelling and Content: From Telling to Sharing Experiences Sharing Experiences (Source: Unsplash.com)   Lots of big brands today are experimenting with mixed reality tech – virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) to create content. Forbes recently reported that 75% of the world's most valuable brands (Forbes brand list) have created some kind of mixed reality experience for customers in an effort to grow [...]

By | 2017-11-20T23:33:28+00:00 November 20, 2017|0 Comments

The Top 5 Worst LinkedIn Business Pick-Up Lines

The Top 5 Worst LinkedIn Business Pick-Up Lines   A few years ago, I wrote this post about bad linkedin notifications. I am happy to say I am getting less spam, although I think it's because I'm filtering more, or the AI bots are hard at work keeping that stuff away. Either way, progress. LinkedIn has gotten better. Way to go, #linkedin. I am still getting those notifications and invites [...]

By | 2017-11-18T16:25:30+00:00 November 18, 2017|2 Comments

Conference Cartoon – Kathy Klotz-Guest

Friday Fun: Conference Cartoon Introducing the Friday cartoon. Today it's the Conference cartoon. I am learning to draw freehand. As a writer, comic and strategist, I think in punchlines that create a visual. I am just not a drawer.  However, I am now doodling and sketching - skoodling - and committed to learning how to draw better!  So with help of Sketches Pro app for the iPad, I am trying [...]

By | 2017-11-10T23:35:51+00:00 November 10, 2017|0 Comments

FIR Podcast Guest – Kathy

Fir Podcast Guest Host   I was a FIR Podcast Guest Host! Last week, I had a blast chatting with Shel Holtz and Serena Ehrlich on the For Immediate Release (FIR) podcast where we discuss some hot topics in communications, PR, journalism and branding (Check out the more articles on branding and content on Kathy's blog).  What fun! This was my 2nd appearance on the show. I love being a [...]

By | 2017-11-05T22:10:11+00:00 November 5, 2017|0 Comments

Scary Things Bosses Say (And True Leaders Don’t)

Scary Things Bosses Say Boring content, bad storytelling and poor leadership are all scary. In time for Halloween, here are a few scary things bosses say (and true leaders don't) to employees. We've all hear crazy, scary things. If you hear these scary things bosses say, don't walk. RUN! Ahhhhhhhh!!!!!!!! "Go off and Innovate."  What does that even mean? It has no detail. "Sure, boss, I will get right on [...]

By | 2017-10-31T02:43:47+00:00 October 30, 2017|0 Comments

Building a Customer Service Culture Through Storytelling

Her name was Vanessa L. and she had bright purple hair. She was a rock star. And so was her hair. It had spikes and was so cool, although I knew I wouldn't rock hair like she did. On this day in 2012 at a TEDx event, she was wowing the crowd with a story about what it means to earn loyalty through service. And customer service can be the [...]

By | 2017-10-09T21:21:00+00:00 October 9, 2017|0 Comments

Infographics Storytelling – A Visual Storytelling Chat with Brian Wallace

Infographics Storytelling: Let's Get Visual! In this fun convo with Brian Wallace, our focus is Infographics storytelling. It's a growing and important part of visual storytelling strategy. We don't stay there too long - because when Brian and I get together, we talk about lots of stuff. For example, we discuss how marketing itself has changed, what storytelling is really about and why people need to think in stories. Of [...]

By | 2017-09-28T18:32:35+00:00 September 25, 2017|0 Comments
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