Storytelling vital to earning employee trust, says journalist Soledad O’Brien

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Learn from ‘struggling’ media outlets, and focus on storytelling, trust and transparency if you want to engage colleagues, the award-winning reporter advises at IABC’s World Conference. Without trust, even deft storytelling will fail. Employees want to know why things are happening.

How personal stories from employees resonate on social media

PR Daily

Humanizing your brand by bringing your employees to the forefront is one of the most effective strategies you can use to achieve that goal, and social media provides the perfect platform for this kind of campaign. Why you should be telling your employees’ stories.

5 crucial elements of brand storytelling

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The brand storytelling process. Jay Baer has the best example of brand storytelling I’ve seen: The very best way to create your organization’s story is to have your customers and employees do the work for you. He told me he just could not focus on brand storytelling as part of his marketing efforts. Then I learned that his employees are not only without sight, but they do things 99% of the population does not. Five parts of brand storytelling.

5 ways to make your corporate story resonate with employees

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Well, nine out of 10 employees say they would. That jarring statistic reveals employees want more than just mindlessly punching the clock and collecting a paycheck. Follow these five tips to craft a corporate story that resonates with employees: 1. You are an employee, too.

At ServiceNow, every communicator is a storyteller

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Lest you doubt the importance of storytelling at the cloud computing company ServiceNow , a staffing priority gives away the game. Every member of the communication team is a storyteller, says Emily Russel, head of the employee communications and engagement team.

5 surefire steps to craft content that energizes your employees

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Workplace and online distractions abound, but compelling content will cut through the noise and engage your employees. A content strategy will help you focus on the types of content you create, ensuring your messaging is meaningful and relevant to your employees.

Storytelling Techniques: Avoiding the Humble Brag

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In fact, More and more businesses are using the humble brag during their storytelling—and it’s driving everyone nuts! I’ve also seen humble brags weaved in throughout a brand’s storytelling. Blog Storytelling Techniques Brand Story brand storytelling humble brags PR Advice Product

Hillary Clinton, a Cigar and the Power of Storytelling

Ishmael's Corner

The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. By Raf Stevens Storytelling is a powerful weapon. Executives who deploy storytelling efficiently are better able to convince their target audiences and achieve their business objectives.more.

Lessons from Training on Becoming a People Manager

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post Lessons from Training on Becoming a People Manager appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications.

McDonald’s Serves Up Failure and Fries in Business Storytelling

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When we capture storytelling assets for one of our clients, no one proactively comes forth to share the time that something went horribly wrong. Yet, failure is one of the best techniques to bring tension or even drama to business storytelling.

Monday Roundup: Measuring Storytelling

Waxing UnLyrical

Every PR pro knows the importance of storytelling. Here are some tips on getting started measuring your storytelling efforts. Why: “And as any good PR pro knows, storytelling is also key to a successful campaign—yet it’s only half of the equation.

5 tips for video storytelling after natural disasters

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Know the elements of storytelling. Some of Con Edison’s stories didn’t even feature employees, instead focusing on those they helped.). The post 5 tips for video storytelling after natural disasters appeared first on PR Daily.

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7 tips to develop your employees as brand ambassadors

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Your employees are often your company’s best storytellers. warns that starting an employee activation initiative with your HR department or upper management can backfire. Employees may be skeptical if HR or leadership pushes them to act,” he says. “If

The Best Business Storytelling Posts from 2014 (Part II)

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Genius Storytelling from the American Chemical Society : How do you help the masses understand the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives? As communicators increasingly spearhead owned media properties, they need to come up the curve in visual storytelling.

The Connection Between Anecdotes and Storytelling in Business Communications

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I’m also convinced that it’s one of the most underutilized storytelling techniques in business communications. Journalists, the masters of industrial-grade storytelling in business, have honed the use of anecdotal content to an art form. They bring realness to the storytelling.

Visual Storytelling Secrets: Think Like @Ekaterina

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Social PR Chat caught up with the queen bee of visual storytelling: Ekaterina Walter! She’s one of our favorite wonder women in the social media marketing industry and the perfect person to tell us all the tips and tricks for visual storytelling in 2016 right?

5 tips for video storytelling after natural disasters

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Know the elements of storytelling. Some of Con Edison’s stories didn’t even feature employees, instead focusing on those they helped.). The post 5 tips for video storytelling after natural disasters appeared first on PR Daily.

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4 things your content must do in 2019

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The experts at the Brand Storytelling Conference at Disneyland , Sept 19–20 in Anaheim, California, understand that powerful narratives are the answer. Customers, shareholders and employees all want transparent, genuine communications.

Health news site targets community, but draws employees

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When Baptist Health’s health news site reported on the risks of an e-cigarette that looks like a flash drive, parent-employees at the Jacksonville, Florida hospital network were concerned. Employees are finding our information so interesting that they want to share it,” says Vikki A.

The Art of Effective Storytelling and its Role in PR

Critical Mention

Compelling storytelling is an incredibly powerful way to communicate with your target audience. Digital storytelling is at the top of the list of communication trends that PR executives believe will dominate in the next five years. The four P’s of effective storytelling.

How to get your employees to generate content for you

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The good news is that employees engage better with content produced by their colleagues, anyway. These dual realities have merged to create one of the liveliest trends in contemporary communication: employee-generated content. Studies have shown that engaged employees perform better.

How long before virtual reality transforms corporate storytelling?

Communications Conversations

They’re what I would call “experiential marketing” What about using VR for corporate storytelling? But, I guess it depends on your view of “storytelling.” ” I view storytelling as a multi-faceted process. Storytelling happens in print.

Creative Storytelling as the Soul of B2B Marketing [UML]

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And storytelling in B2B marketing is the theme for this weeks’ Unscripted Marketing links [UML]. Don’t miss these related posts: Scale Content Marketing: Employees are the Secret. This shows that good storytelling in content marketing isn’t a campaign, it’s a culture.

6 Resources That Will Make You a Better Storyteller

Waxing UnLyrical

Storytelling is a hot topic in the communications industry these days. Thankfully, there are resources that can make the process a little easier to make you a great storyteller. Pixar’s storytelling rules. What resources do you turn to for storytelling advice and inspiration?

How’s the Storytelling in the Facebook Page from North Korea’s Airline, Air Koryo?

Ishmael's Corner

For consumer companies, Facebook offers one of the easiest platforms for brand storytelling. Take that photo of a customer smiling over the company’s product/service or that video of employees raising money for a worthy cause, publish on Facebook and voila!

5 quotes that highlight the power of storytelling

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Through compelling storytelling, brand managers can increase their organizations’ exposure, build relationships that lead to brand loyalty and gain the attention of journalists—without sending a pitch. Storytelling is about two things; it’s about character and plot.”—George

Push past the noise and engage your audience with storytelling

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Join us for our Strategic Communications and Storytelling Summit and make the art of storytelling your best branding technique. Track 1: Employee Communications. Establish a connected employee community throughout your organization.

To engage your employees, lift the social media gag order

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Yet another goofball employee tweets proprietary information or hate-speech rants on his Facebook page, and legal action ensues. Often, the employee gets in trouble, the organization suffers bad PR, and perhaps, pays a fine. Your employees breathe life into your brand.

Announcing PR Daily’s 2018 Video & Visual Awards winners

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Content Marketing Employee Engagement Marketing Media Relations PR PR Daily Awards Storytelling Visual & Video Communications video awards visual awardsCongratulations to this year’s winners.

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Microsoft Stories: Best brand storytelling site on the web?

Communications Conversations

I see large close-ups of employees and leaders. This is high, high quality brand storytelling folks. Microsoft may have figured out the key to fantastic brand storytelling–and I think it goes something like this… Your employees = personal stories.

3 business areas where you can sync up storytelling

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Professional communicators constantly talk about storytelling. RELATED: Harness the best storytelling techniques so your communications are filled with power, passion, and pathos. ].

5 websites that will sharpen your storytelling

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One of the many hats PR engineers wear is storyteller. How do we stay up to date with the latest industry ideas on persuasive storytelling. Here are five sites that'll sharpen your storytelling: 1. CONFERENCE: Join us McDonald's headquarters to learn how to use storytelling to drive employee and customer engagement. ]. Between juggling data, gathering insights and managing relationships, how can PR pros find time for inspiration?

5 ways Zappos fosters a culture of storytelling

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Jon Wolske, Zappos’ culture evangelist, says more than 1,800 visitors tour the company’s office each month to learn about the unique culture that makes Zappos a company that communicators and other business pros turn to for company culture and employee relations advice.

5 ways to sap the human element from your storytelling

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I am optimistic about the next phase of storytelling bringing the industry to a better place. Here are five things companies do that can impede storytelling success: 1. Especially in jargon-laden industries—high-tech, financial services, medical, pharmaceutical, among others—some corporate storytellers think a simple story won't be effective. Jargon and other complexities kill clarity, and clarity is the storyteller's responsibility, not the audience's.

5 ways to bring boring stories to life for employees

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Instead we highlighted—through video and really interviewing and storytelling—the award recipients,” said Cathy Lucas, chief of staff and vice president of strategy at MSU Denver. FREE DOWNLOAD: 10 ways to engage employees through smarter communications ].

Using the ‘hero’s journey’ arc to tell employees’ stories

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Storytelling’s enduring power. Being part of an organization that places strong emphasis on compelling and authentic storytelling is a career highlight, both for you—the internal communicator—and the employees. Conference : Learn to engage your employees with storytelling that turns heads. For employees, a big difference between being told a great story and being part of one is that they can now be that hero they dreamed about as a child.

Nick Cicero Unlocks Snapchat Storytelling Secrets and Strategies

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As social media platforms tend to have peak years of growth, Snapchat is now beginning to take off in many age groups and for purposes other than just personal storytelling. Nick says that the analytics are all in the storytelling.

Video and visual design made your campaigns pop

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Show off the creative efforts that made your work engaging. Enter PR Daily’s 2018 Video & Visual Awards. The late submission deadline is Dec. The post Video and visual design made your campaigns pop appeared first on PR Daily.

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Building Bridges in the Year of the Dog (Part Two)

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The Art Of Storytelling In Business Communications And Public Relations. The post Building Bridges in the Year of the Dog (Part Two) appeared first on Ishmael's Corner ~ Storytelling Techniques For Business Communications. Techniques For Effective Business Communications. By Kelly Trom, Senior Account Executive After six countries, two cross-Pacific flights, 2,479 photos, 83 days and too many rounds of dim sum to count later, I’m officially back on U.S.

Denver Startup Week sneak peek: data-driven storytelling in the 21st century

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Barokas PR employees and clients alike look to Denver Startup Week as a place to learn, grow and above all, be inspired. Today’s storytelling relies on data to validate a company, its products, or even an entire industry. Want to learn more about data-driven storytelling?