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As a pandemic continues to hold the world captive, many of us are navigating circumstances we have never encountered on a daily basis. This can cause mental fatigue, leading to poor communication and response practices. (more…)
You have a remarkable brand story to tell and it’s important that it connects with your customers. But perhaps your messaging isn’t as mesmerizing as you wish. I’ll show you how to captivate your audiences in this special edition of the Business of Story podcast.
Regardless of the continent in which you live, you are feeling the effects of Coronavirus. And with an increasing number of countries under quarantine, you may wonder how professionals from across the globe are working through this uncertainty.
It’s hard to fully appreciate the health impacts of the coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease it spreads unless you’ve experienced it first-hand. We all know the inconvenience of sheltering in place, social distancing and that carnage the pandemic has caused to our businesses, careers and psyche.
But I never truly appreciated the nastiness of COVID-19 until our 57-year-0ld brother, Chris Howell, contracted the disease landing him in Swedish Hospital in Seattle for six days, two of those in the intensive care unit. He’s a fit outdoorsman with no pre-existing conditions. No one is immune. He lost 15 pounds on his “COVID diet” and some lung function, but luckily not his life.
Maintaining a digital presence is important for just about any business and in the midst of this current crisis, it has become existential. In fact, brands that are stepping up their digital presence with empathy, advice, and support are being noticed not only by customers but by new audiences as well.
But, many brands are not taking advantage of the digital opportunities this crisis has presented. So, I have asked John Lincoln, CEO of Ignite Visibility, one of America’s top digital marketers, to share how you can respond to the Coronavirus from a digital marketing strategy perspective, as there’s something EVERY business can do.
Coronavirus has wreaked havoc to so many aspects of life and in particular, it has affected our ability to be together. And because our need for interactions is a part of our biological makeup, it has left so many of us feeling utterly alone.
As the coronavirus continues to turn the world upside down, many of us feel overwhelmed by fear and anxiety. Our minds can become consumed with fabricated stories, creating an unhealthy cycle of negativity and despair. Ultimately this puts our minds and bodies at risk for depression and illness.
No matter the industry, brands all over the world are feeling the effects of this pandemic. And while a handful of brands such as Amazon are experiencing a major increase in business, the majority of us have experienced the opposite. Because of that, many of us have gone into crisis mode and as a result, overlook opportunities to be there for our customers.
We’re all reeling from the effects of COVID-19. Uncertainty and despair are everywhere. What are the stories you’re telling yourself about the prospects for your personal and professional future?
We have all experienced the numbing of the brain that occurs during a data-heavy presentation. And if you were bored to numbness, you can guarantee others were too, including decision-makers. But, it is often impossible to present without any numbers or data. So the challenge is to make the numbers and data tell a story. So, we asked Shawn Callahan, author of the award-winning Putting Stories to Work and founder at Anecdote, the world’s largest business storytelling enterprise, to share his five-story tactics to bring data alive with your audience and move them to action.