A Simple 10-step Brand Storytelling System to Clarify Your Business Story

A Simple 10-step Brand Storytelling System to Clarify Your Business Story

The Story Cycle System™ is a proven brand storytelling template to craft more compelling business stories You are a proud owner of a purpose-business, although it probably feels like it…

Park Howell

How Resilient Brands Use Story to Transform Setbacks into Comebacks

It starts with a catastrophe, a plot twist we never expected. Maybe something big, so big it makes the news. An act of war or terrorism, a natural disaster. Or maybe something more…

Sandra Younger
Unsafe Thinking book on brand strategy and innovation

Prepare to Overcome Naysayers on Your Creative Journey

Marissa Meyer didn’t just dislike the idea. She thought it was downright creepy. Yet there was something creepily brilliant about what Paul Buchheit had just suggested.   For years, Buchheit had been working on a…

Jonah Sachs
What My TEDx Talk Taught Me About Storytelling

What My TEDx Talk Taught Me About Storytelling

Your most compelling personal brand story is found in your simple scenes Do you ever get cotton-mouth when you speak? Nerves set in. Your armpits seem to suck all the…

Park Howell

Why Pitching Your Brand is 99% Telling Your Own Story

What you can learn from Hollywood movie pitching about selling your brand story The pitch. It’s as old as cinema itself.  A writer, director, or other creative type walks into…

Guest Author
How the Red Cross Learned Storytelling to Amplify its Impact

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…

Park Howell
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…

Sean Schroeder
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…

Sally Hogshead

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…

Nick Westergaard

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…

Melanie Benson

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)…

Paul Smith