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The Business of Story podcast, hosted by Park Howell, is among the best storytelling podcasts and named among 40 Best Small Business Podcasts in 2017 and has more than 300,000 downloads.

Each episode brings you the brightest storytelling content creators, advertising creatives, authors, screenwriters, makers, marketers, and brand raconteurs that show you how to make your story marketing stand out. 

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Andrew Robinson, Brand Anthropologist

#162: How to Engage Your Narrative Mind

#162: How to Engage Your Narrative Mind

Whether you are a multi-billion dollar business or a brave little startup, the struggle to connect with your audience is a difficult and often, unsuccessful one.

Presenting your brand story through a narrative lens will help facilitate effective translation, allowing you to reach your target audience. (more…)

Jennifer Russo, Brand Building Specialist

#161: How to Bring Clarity and Energy to Your Personal Brand Story

#161: How to Bring Clarity and Energy to Your Personal Brand Story

As I’ve learned from my associates at Anecdote, character trumps credentials every time when you are trying to connect with people. But when looking for a job or reinventing a career, we often make the mistake of leading with our resumes rather than our personalities.

After 15 years as a communications executive with a multi-national mining firm and ready to make a change, Jennifer Russo realized that her powerful resume is just the cost of entry into being considered for the high-level job she was seeking.  If she’s going to be successful landing the position that will help define her legacy, she needed to clarify her own brand story. (more…)

Avein Saaty-Tafoya, CEO of Adelante Sustainable Healthcare

#160: How a Purpose-Driven Brand Story Will Increase the Health of Your Organization

#160: How a Purpose-Driven Brand Story Will Increase the Health of Your Organization

In 2005, Clinica Adelante was an organization struggling to stay afloat. Today, they are a 500 employee-strong community health center serving more than 75,000 patients every year.

What makes this transformation even more amazing is that they have achieved this without losing sight of their noble philosophy of providing affordable healthcare for all. (more…)

Jay Baer & Daniel Lemin, Authors of Talk Triggers

#159: How to Share Your Brand Story Through Talk Triggers

#159: How to Share Your Brand Story Through Talk Triggers

Word of mouth marketing is incredibly effective – if done the right way.

A talk trigger or story starter is a tool that can be used by businesses to carve a distinct brand identity via powerful word of mouth marketing. (more…)

Murray Nossel, Founder of Narativ & Author

#158: Why Story Listening is More Powerful Than Storytelling

#158: Why Story Listening is More Powerful Than Storytelling

The most powerful way to connect with your people and move them to action is by engaging them in a well-told story. But few people realize that great storytelling actually starts with listening.

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Annette Franz, CEO of CX Journey

#157: Using Journey Maps to Tell Customer and Employee Stories

#157: Using Journey Maps to Tell Customer and Employee Stories

How does a customer experience your brand? Do they leave an interaction feeling enlightened and empowered? Or do they leave feeling disconnected and disenfranchised?

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John Martinson, Co-Founder of China Mist Tea

#156: How a Purpose-Driven Brand Story Will Propel You and Your Business

#156: How a Purpose-Driven Brand Story Will Propel You and Your Business

Nowadays, businesses are starting to realize how truly vital it is to have a purpose-driven brand. That’s because when your brand has a true purpose behind it, your potential for success increases dramatically.

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Jeffrey Shaw, author of LINGO

#155: How to Use the Secret Language of Your Customer in Your Brand Storytelling

#155: How to Use the Secret Language of Your Customer in Your Brand Storytelling

Have you ever overheard a conversation between two teen girls gushing over the latest and greatest Kylie Jenner Lip Kit and you think to yourself “Wow, those girls are not even speaking my language.”? (more…)

Paul Skah, Public Speaker & Best-Selling Author

#154: How to Leverage the Natural Forces in Your Business Storytelling

#154: How to Leverage the Natural Forces in Your Business Storytelling

There is a raw energy in narrative and evolved leaders use story to empower people a catapult them to action. But we often look just upon the surface of a tale or anecdote without appreciate the story elements, like protons, electrons and neutrons, that power it. Until today’s show.

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Jason Ensler, Producer, Director, Actor

#153: How to Evolve as a Brand Storyteller

#153: How to Evolve as a Brand Storyteller

What is it about TV shows, movies, or those viral Facebook videos that keep you glued to the screen? The answer is quite simple: story. And if you are able to create a story that the audience can truly connect to, you’ve struck gold.

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