Posts by Park Howell

How a Mysterious Brand Story Positions Crystal Head Vodka for Otherworldly Success

Infuse your offering with meaning through the brand stories you tell When I think of consumer commodities, I think of bottled water, aspirin and vodka (not necessarily in that order).…

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3 Proven Steps to Creating Great Brand Stories

Why You Must Clarify Your Brand Story Strategy and How When I was a kid, I loved watching the Our Gang (The Little Rascals) TV show before heading off to…

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6 questions to ask your business storytelling speaker

6 Crucial Questions You Should Ask Your Business Storytelling Keynote Speaker

The Best Business Storytelling Keynotes Don’t Tell But Show Your Attendees How to Storytell Business storytelling is all the rage these days and for good reason: it works! But many…

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business storytelling techniques

How to Craft Your Purpose-Driven Brand Story

Customers care more about your brand purpose than your product or service. You run a purpose-driven brand and are growing with a healthy business model. But competition is threatening your…

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How a Souring Apple Industry Ripened a Burgeoning Wine Region

You know the adage “Give me lemons and I’ll make lemonade.” But it also applies to apples. When the apple market went south in the early 1990’s, orchardists around Lake Chelan in…

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How to Peddle a Bike With a Story

  Selling and Storytelling is Always About the Moment of Truth Life as an entrepreneur started for me in 1972 glued to our TV set in Woodinville, Washington.  I was…

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Why You Need Conflict In Your Brand Story

Conflict: A Life or Death Impact on Your Brand Story

At the heart of every brand story is conflict, but how you handle it can determine the life or death of your organization “Double, double toil and trouble; fire burn,…

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Brand story strategy framework and system for business storytelling and leadership

How to Simply Craft a Short Story That Celebrates Your Brand

Create a compelling theme, premise and story that supports your brand promise In brand storytelling, you strive for clarity to help people understand your purpose. But it’s hard to appreciate how…

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In-demand soft skills, storytelling, leadership, creativity, persuasion, collaboration and adaptability in business

How to Build the 5 Most In-Demand Business Skills by Growing as a Storyteller

LinkedIn just announced the five most in-demand soft skills. The ability to tell a good story is at the core of each. In 2013, I was quizzing 35 internationally renown sustainability…

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Learn This Proven Brand Story Framework

In his 2012 predictions for the tech-industry, pundit Mark Anderson, CEO of Strategic News Service, said, “Steve Jobs didn’t really invent anything at all. But he was great at integrating…

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