Story Making

Learn how to develop a consistent business story customized to buyer personas and their stage in the buying cycle.

Why Algorithms Stand Between Your Stories And Your Audience?
Why Algorithms Stand Between Your Stories And Your Audience?
Why Algorithms Stand Between Your Stories And Your Audience? 366 222 Shlomi Ron

How do algorithms influence your story development and promotions? The grand vision of the Internet used to be offering an open stage for people to share their voices and be heard with no gatekeepers. That was fine in the first few years. But then content grew so much, so search engines started using algorithms to…

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How to deal with unexpected villains in your story?
How to Deal with “Unexpected Villains” in Your Story?
How to Deal with “Unexpected Villains” in Your Story? 366 222 Shlomi Ron

It was a Thursday late morning, I was just entering the I-95 South from Ft. Lauderdale down to Miami, after a client meeting. With the music blasting, I heard a faint ting sound that definitely was not part of the music I thought. I didn’t make much of it as I was more focusing on…

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What is Inclusive Storytelling?
What is Inclusive Storytelling? 366 219 Shlomi Ron

With the holiday season upon us and with it, the holiday spirit that makes this time of year more special, more introspective, grateful and generous – how can you extend these feelings to the rest of the year? This is especially true in our fractious times when finding narrative strings that unite us – have…

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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 questions 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 style…

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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 reading content online, I see people use them interchangeably, which is incorrect. So, let’s unpack this with the right definitions. My rendition of the Blind Men and the Elephant fable to marketing terms Your Brand Narrative is the answer to…

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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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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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