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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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L.S. Larson on Business of Story Podcast

L.S. Larson, Author

#192: How to Immerse an Audience in Your Brand Story

#192: How to Immerse an Audience in Your Brand Story

As our attention spans grow shorter, most of us look for new ways to absorb stories. But it’s challenging to make your story stand out amongst all the noise and distraction. On this week’s show, welcome to the world of the virtually immersive novel where tech and the printed work take you on a Sci-Fi adventure.

The creator, L.S. Larson, president of Axon, formerly Taser International, shares his inspiration for creating the future of storytelling and how your brand can immerse your audience in your stories, too.

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Chad Gabriel on Business of Story Podcast

Chad Gabriel, Sherpa of Purpose

#191: How to Wake the World With Your Purpose-Driven Brand Story

#191: How to Wake the World With Your Purpose-Driven Brand Story

You hold the power to create the life you want. But the world has become so chaotic and so full of noise it’s difficult to distinguish your own authentic story from the story the world is telling you. Therefore, it is important to pause and take a journey back to awaken the aliveness that is sleeping within you through the power of a purpose-driven brand story.

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John Oechsle, President and CEO of Swiftpage

#190: Why, How and When to Evolve Your Brand Story

#190: Why, How and When to Evolve Your Brand Story

All businesses have stories. It doesn’t matter if you own a small-scale business, a medium enterprise, or a large corporation – they all come together with a common denominator: a brand story worth telling. So how do you know when it’s time to evolve your business and your brand story?

With every company’s evolution and growth, the brand story needs to evolve because you want your people to take part in that evolution. But what comes first the business or brand story evolution? 

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Jason Linett on Business of Story Podcast

Jason Linett, Speaker

#189: How to Re-write Your Internal Stories Through Hypnosis

#189: How to Re-write Your Internal Stories Through Hypnosis

We all tell ourselves stories. We all have collective, imagined realities. But these stories are critical because they can either make or break you. Therefore, it’s also important to take a step back, re-evaluate, and re-write these internal stories to make sure they’re in line with our personal and professional goals and our subconscious mind isn’t tearing them down.

“There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” —Hamlet

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Dr. Ghina Halabi, Space Scientist

#188: How Storytelling is Attracting More Female Scientists

#188: How Storytelling is Attracting More Female Scientists

How “woo woo” does it sound if I tell you we are all made of stardust?

I guess it depends on the messenger. If you hear it from someone who has a doctorate in astrophysics and has mastered the study of the entire solar system, it might sound like a natural science phenomenon.

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Barry Kirk, Vice President of Strategy at Maritz Loyalty

#187: How to Build Customer Loyalty Through a Shared Brand Narrative

#187: How to Build Customer Loyalty Through a Shared Brand Narrative

Two weeks ago, I bought a pair of black wingtip shoes from the Johnston and Murphy store at Scottsdale Fashion Square. I noticed a pair of blue dress shoes that I had bought in Chicago six months earlier were marked down by $40. I mentioned this in passing to the cashier. When she rang up my new pair, she knocked $40 off of them. I wasn’t looking for a deal. But she was empowered to give me one.

That was the best $40 Johnston and Murphy could’ve spent on advertising in that moment. Because I am now telling you, and they have a loyal customer in me. (more…)

Pete Sena on Business of Story Podcast

Pete Sena, Founder of Digital Surgeons

#186: How the Medium Magnifies Your Message

#186: How the Medium Magnifies Your Message

The media you choose, the channels you select, determine the kind of message you will share to connect with your audience. And most of us use our analytical left brain to understand what drives our customers. But this only covers what we believe is the logical behavioral side, and isn’t capturing the full picture of what customers want and need.

Therefore, in this week’s episode, discover a revolutionary way of understanding audiences and how to effectively communicate using an interesting combination of algorithms and anecdotes. 

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Zeke Zelker, Filmmaker and Transmedia Pioneer

#185: How to Grow Your Brand via Transmedia Storytelling

#185: How to Grow Your Brand via Transmedia Storytelling

The way we typically consume stories is how they are told — starting from the beginning to the finale. But it’s important to realize that not all stories are linear. Therefore, on this week’s show, we’re exploring a non-linear approach to telling stories using a variety of media channels to scale the same story. (more…)

Bruno Sarda on Business of Story Podcast

Bruno Sarda, Head of Sustainability at NRG

#184: How to Open Minds With Your Brand Story

#184: How to Open Minds With Your Brand Story

One of the most contentious issues among our political leaders is climate change, and the Green New Deal is furthering the conversation and the divide. But many leaders of purpose-driven brands are finding new ways to frame sustainability as a tremendous business opportunity. So how do you use your brand storytelling to open minds, especially when attempting to bring polarized worlds together?


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Jonathan Haidt on Business of Story Podcast

Jonathan Haidt, Author

#183: How Your Stories Can Unite Divided People

#183: How Your Stories Can Unite Divided People

Why is happiness elusive? Why can’t it be as easy as knowing what makes you happy and doing exactly that? Think about it. Later, you’ll come to realize your important role in resolving this dilemma. In the pursuit of elusive happiness, we can use stories to connect even the greatest divides.

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