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Top 10 Stories Every Business Should Tell
Top 10 Stories Every Business Should Tell 366 218 Shlomi Ron

What types of stories are you telling as part of your overall visual storytelling strategy? I often receive the question from clients and students after working hard to nail down their unique Brand Narrative statement, they ask “Now what?” As you may know, a Brand Narrative is only the beginning. It’s like deciding on the…

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How to create visual stories without an artist?
How to create visual stories without an artist? 366 218 Shlomi Ron

Ever wondered why visual storytelling is critical than ever? The primary rationale goes like this: Visual content is already king with 80% of marketers use visual assets in their social media marketing. Video (63%), alone, has also surpassed blogging (60%) in usage as a social media marketing asset (2018 Social Media Marketing Industry Report). This…

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Don’t let a lack of Persuasion Weaken your Story’s Impact
Don’t let a lack of Persuasion Weaken your Story’s Impact 366 218 Shlomi Ron

What is your persuasion strategy to move your audience into action? Sometimes it’s worth looking back, actually quite back – more than 2000 years ago – when Aristotle shared his timeless persuasion formula in his work Rhetoric. As you can see from the infographic below, Aristotle’s Rhetorical Triangle consists of three persuasion drivers: 1) Ethos…

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What is StorySelling?
What is StorySelling? 366 218 Shlomi Ron

In a syndicated MasterChef episode – the competitive cooking reality TV show – an inquisitive judge asked an antsy contestant: “So, what have you prepared for us?” Contestant: “This is a very special dish for me. It’s a dish that I cooked my wife for the last Love Holiday. Since I met my wife, we’ve…

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What’s the difference between a story and a narrative?
What’s the difference between a story and a narrative? 370 218 Shlomi Ron

Do you know what is the difference between a Story and a Narrative? In my client workshops and online, I see people use them interchangeably, which is incorrect. So, let’s unpack this with the right definitions. Your Business Narrative is the answer to Why you do what you do. It’s not about the What and How. As…

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Story Obstacles
How to maximize your story engagement?
How to maximize your story engagement? 370 218 Shlomi Ron

What’s wrong with the “Right Person, Right Place, Right Time, Right Message?” – for visual storytellers? We all lived by this mantra for so long. Now it’s time to update its relevancy to visual storytelling today. Robert Rose, from The Content Advisory, says: “Instead of focusing on the right message, to the right person, at the…

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Why Backstage Stories Make Your Message Work Harder?
Why Backstage Stories Make Your Message Work Harder? 370 218 Shlomi Ron

I was driving my car last Friday evening on my way for an art opening in Coral Gables Museum. With the music blazing, my spirits high I noticed a warning light on my car dashboard. Initially, I couldn’t tell what that exclamation mark wrapped around a semi-circle meant. You see, my Volkswagen Tiguan has a…

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Total eclipse
Why Storytelling is Essential to Effective Marketing
Why Storytelling is Essential to Effective Marketing 370 218 Shlomi Ron

I have been thinking a lot lately about the true meaning of storytelling as a vehicle to drive influence. Beyond the scientific evidence for the effectiveness of stories, I was looking for a deeper answer. “Storytelling” yields 195M search results on Google, whereas its nearest keen “Visual Storytelling” –  close to 5.66M results. This tells…

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The ultimate guide to revealing the visual grammar of social signals from your audience
The ultimate guide to revealing the visual grammar of social signals from your audience 370 218 Shlomi Ron

Consider this scenario. Yesterday you met an old friend and after the usual chitchat, the conversation sparked a fresh new perspective related to your work. You’re all fired up, writing and rewriting your pearls of newfound wisdom you’re dying to share now with the world and reap the ultimate watershed of likes and comments. You…

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How to transform a true story into an urban movement?
How to transform a true story into an urban movement? 370 218 Shlomi Ron

It’s 8 AM in September, you are enjoying your coffee with your partner and your dogs outside your usual spot at La Provence on Flagler near the busy corner of NE 3rd Avenue in Downtown Miami. The street is packed with people on their way to work. All of sudden, a clearly mentally disturbed homeless…

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