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Want More Creative Content Ideas? 6 Rules to Break Now!

By |2020-04-20T23:25:12+00:00November 24, 2018|

We fall into ruts all the time. We use the same ways to get out of those ruts. That itself keeps us from seeing things in new ways. So if you want more creative content ideas, here are 6 rules to break now. Don't buy into a template mentality for your content. Your brand's path is different. My interview with Content Marketing Institute. Want More Creative Ideas? Here [...]

Business Storytelling Truth: And Nothing But the Truth!

By |2018-10-15T16:05:59+00:00October 15, 2018|

Business Storytelling Truth in a World of Fake News I was on a podcast recently with friends and colleagues to promote our StoryCo Conf in LA on Oct 25th (note: still FREE tickets available here at storyconference.info). storyconference.info Over the weekend, someone wanted to argue with the idea that the truth is an important - maybe even the most important part - of business storytelling. Now, we didn't get to [...]

3 Ways to Build Storytelling Culture

By |2018-09-18T18:08:34+00:00September 18, 2018|

How to Strengthen and Build Storytelling Culture I have written (and chatted) at length about ways to build storytelling culture over the years. In this short clip for my 'Yes And Brand' Show I give 3 specific ways to reinforce a storytelling culture in any organization. Here is a link to my prior article on how Zappos uses storytelling to redefine a story culture around customer service. Enjoy. What do [...]

Interactive Storytelling Lessons: How a Silent Film Comedy Stuntman Changed Everything

By |2018-08-29T22:51:12+00:00August 25, 2018|

Interactive Storytelling Lessons from Silent Film Era Physical Comedy Interactive storytelling is not an option today. If you are not doing it, you will be left behind.  Harold Lloyd’s silent comedy was story *crack* to my 9-year-old brain. Here was a silent film era comedy stuntman who relied solely on visual comedy and object work to tell these funny and very human stories. I couldn't get enough of it. I [...]

Playful Leadership: How Play Increases Self-Awareness

By |2018-05-24T16:15:03+00:00May 24, 2018|

Play Increases Self-Awareness Play increases self-awareness and that is key to leadership. Do you know how you play? Fun at Work Day - Playfulness Matters I love playing. We don’t play enough as adults. That’s what kids do and it matters. We know play is connected with creativity and innovation, and I love using play concepts in my work (because they’re fun!). Play is also connected with something [...]

Humor and Branded Content: Four Ways to Bust Boring!

By |2018-05-13T01:04:14+00:00May 12, 2018|

Humor and Branded Content - How to Show Audiences You "Get it" Humor and Branded Content This month I published a piece on humor and branded content and native advertising in the latest updates for the Native Advertising Institute. It's getting harder to get and keep attention. Well-thought out humor can help. This piece outlines four ways to use humor and branded content (as well in native advertising) [...]

Growth Hacking Cartoon

By |2018-05-13T01:28:46+00:00May 7, 2018|

Growth Hacking How do you know you are reading and listening to too much growth hacking content? Well, when you start talking like this!   **************************************************************************** Kathy Klotz-Guest is a story and creativity strategist, speaker and author. An improviser and comedian as well as an MBA, MA, Kathy brings interactivity, energy and innovation to events, talks, and workshops. She'll have your audience laughing and learning and that's what it's all [...]

Paying Women Speakers Equally – Humor

By |2018-05-07T01:26:04+00:00May 7, 2018|

I created this chart just before Equal Pay Day... Just in case...if you know people that are confused, you can use this Flowchart for reference to help answer the question of paying women speakers equally. Hint: it shouldn't be a question or issue. Paying Women Speakers Equally Do you have something funny you'd like me to draw or talk about? Let me know.     ******************************************************************************* Kathy Klotz-Guest is a [...]

How to Speak Like a Blockchain Boss (Satire) in 6 Easy Steps

By |2018-05-13T01:43:31+00:00March 16, 2018|

How to Speak Like a Blockchain Boss I am no blockchain expert; yet I have friends who are and they can show you how to speak like a blockchain boss. Today, I got to chat with my friends @Kerrygorgone and @Chrisbrogan (a real expert) about blockchain on the Business SHEnanigans show. I am practically an expert by osmosis. I am at @kathyklotzguest.   Listen In: It's Informative and Funny Whew! You'll want [...]

International Womens Day Tech Parody Coloring Page

By |2018-03-30T20:18:28+00:00March 8, 2018|

A Coloring Page for Tech Dudes That Support Women International Womens Day For international womens day (IWD) 2018, I created the official "International Womens Day Tech Parody" Coloring Page. Or image, really. Still...Woot Woot!  Now, tech bros that support women can get on the coloring. Color all five shapes based on support you have given women in your world, and you're a rockstar! Be sure to check out [...]