Business storytelling for public information officers

How the Red Cross Learned Storytelling to Amplify its Impact

Business storytelling to help you weather any storm Last Friday, I presented a keynote to more than 300 public information officers from multiple cities throughout Arizona. This was the seventh annual ...

Business storytelling, brand storytelling and your unique value propostion

How to Live by Your Unique Value Proposition

Sometimes a facepalm just doesn’t do some mistakes justice. I recently presented to an enterprise customer. He is the ideal candidate for our product and services. I spent several days preparing ...

Unique value proposition, brand positioning, brand storytelling

How to Grow Your Business Without Changing Who You Are

Why do people respect some brands more than others? Why are some businesses consistently busy, while others flounder? In today’s crowded marketplace, it might seem impossible to get your message heard.  ...

How Story Shapes Help You Share Your Unique Value Proposition

Stories are powerful tools that can trigger responses both neurologically and physically in us. They’re mechanisms for communicating meaning which are easily recalled and shared. That’s why stories have been used to ...

Your Internal Story Shapes Your Brand Success

We all know that it takes a compelling story to stand out in a crowded marketplace and attract ideal clients. But what happens when your internal story doesn’t match your ...

Finding Your Competitor Differentiation Story

How is your business different from your competitors? One of the things I learned from interviewing dozens of professional buyers was that they think competitors (in just about every space) are ...

Understanding Your Business Narrative, so Customers Know Where They Fit

This time last week I was on stage with Elton John. On. The. Freakin’. Stage. To put the excitement I felt then, & still feel now, into context: I’ve seen Sir Elton 21 ...

How to Use These World-class Storytelling Techniques in Your Brand Stories

Brand Storytelling is About Sharing the Emotion of Your Purpose-Driven Organization with Your Customers Until We All Win. This is the powerful opening line to Nike’s Equality campaign that took the world ...

Business storytelling, brand storytelling, content marketing, international brand stories

How to Find the Story in Your Story

Enjoy the adventure of your craft I was pretty fearless in my teens and twenties. I figured out how to get myself to Switzerland as an exchange student at sixteen, with little ...

Brand storytelling, customer personas, business storytelling, storytelling speaker

Who are You For in Your Brand Story?

No, really -- who are you for? (And before you get all fidgety about "who" versus "whom," I know it's "whom." But few of us talk like that in real ...