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The Trouble with Broadcasting in a Social World

Peter Friedman | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Peter Friedman

Today, as a marketer, you're competing for customers' hearts and minds in the context of their newsfeeds, where they're getting the information that they care most about -- friend's messages and topics they've chosen to follow.

Tickle Some Funny Bones at Your Next Speaking Engagement

M. Shannon Hernandez | Posted 01.22.2015 | Books
M. Shannon Hernandez

Whether preparing for a business presentation, giving a wedding toast, defending your thesis or raising money from investors, remember one thing at your next public speaking engagement: Once you step on stage you are in show business.

10 Benefits of Communicating Through Story

Peter Fuda | Posted 01.18.2015 | Business
Peter Fuda


The Power of Personal Storytelling in Design and Innovation

Soren Petersen | Posted 01.10.2015 | Business
Soren Petersen

Successful leaders need also to be excellent storytellers, for if they do not successfully tell their own story and control the narrative, then the press, their costumers or their competitors surely will.

Manifesting Your Way to Success With UGG'S Founder Brian Smith

Aimee Hedman | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business
Aimee Hedman

What I have learned from Brian Smith, Australian born entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and creator of the UGG brand is the fact that outer impressions pale in comparison to those first impressions of inner strength of character.

Giving Life to Our Voice

Pioneers for Change | Posted 01.06.2015 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

One of the most empowering and life-affirming things we can do is to give life to a voice and stand strong in our truth. In sharing our stories, we not only empower ourselves, but inspire, empower and pave a path forward for others.

Truth Marketing: A 2015 Prediction on Business Growth

Corey Blake | Posted 12.29.2014 | Business
Corey Blake

What resonates with any of us in the content we consume, is the same thing that attracts us to another human being when we are looking for love or companionship.

How Your Friends Help Keep You Healthy

Julie Barnes | Posted 12.23.2014 | Women
Julie Barnes

We think of friendship as a way of pampering ourselves. The truth is, we don't realize our desperate need for consistent, authentic connection.

How Sharing Your Story Can Save Your Life (If You Let It)

Wendi Nunnery | Posted 12.23.2014 | Books
Wendi Nunnery

If there's something you want to say, say it. Say it with truth. Say it with kindness. But say it boldly. Someone else is out there waiting to read your words, to hear your story. Someone who doesn't know how to use her voice yet.

The 3 Paths to the 21st Century Organization on the Edge

Ayelet Baron | Posted 12.23.2014 | Business
Ayelet Baron

Leaders who understand that the world is a fresh new canvass of opportunity are learning to inhale and manage a beta culture that continually evolves and creates.

2015: An Opportunity to Redefine Your Identity

Corey Blake | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact
Corey Blake

Have you ever been surrounded by friends and family cheering you on and telling you you're living the dream, only to feel invisible and broken on the inside?

Media With an Endangered Language Message

Alissa Stern | Posted 12.18.2014 | Impact
Alissa Stern

Whether in print or online, whether in home, schools, or community, media can provide a vehicle to communicate in endangered and threatened languages while shining attention on the need to fortify them.

The Top 10 Job Search Fantasies

Roger Wright | Posted 12.17.2014 | Business
Roger Wright

The folks who had the fantasies? They're all working now. But it wasn't so long ago that they were searching for work, more work or better work. A search fueled by fantasies. None of which helped.

An Interactive Fight Against Gender-Based Violence: Priya's Shakti

Lina Srivastava | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact
Lina Srivastava

Additionally, Priya is not docile, light-skinned, hyper-sexualized or objectified in the way mainstream Indian or global media often presents women. She is both an everywoman as well as a superhero who starts to build her own movement through the help of a powerful ally in Parvati.

Growing Up in a Hippie Commune: Part Two

Abby Pingree | Posted 12.16.2014 | Impact
Abby Pingree

The Love Israel Family was founded on some beautifully simplistic and noble ideas such as love and peace and unity but the hierarchical order did not lend itself to these ideas in practice.

How I Transformed Math From Misery To Magic

Vanessa Thompson | Posted 12.16.2014 | Teen
Vanessa Thompson

If stories are a part of who we are as humans, then why not teach math as a heroic journey in which the characters are numbers and the problems are compelling stories? Why not slay the dragon of Pi and live happily ever after in the faraway land of Algebra?

The Power of Our Stories

Jan Phillips | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Jan Phillips

We tell ourselves stories in order to live. Joan Didion The Power of Our Stories Our stories define us. They affect our well-being, our relationship...

Growing up in a Hippie Commune: Part One

Abby Pingree | Posted 12.11.2014 | Impact
Abby Pingree

The hippie movement had been in full swing for some time and both my parents identified strongly with the desire to shake off the traditional societal structures of the previous generations. My father believed he had found the solace he sought in the Love Israel Family community.

A Voice of Disability Lost

Rob J. Quinn | Posted 12.09.2014 | Impact
Rob J. Quinn

I was saddened to read on Monday morning of the passing of Stella Young. She was a woman I never had the chance to meet, but I learned of her when a couple people sent me a link to the video of the TED Talk she gave earlier this year, "I'm not your inspiration, thank you very much."

How Malcolm X Taught Me to Listen

Aspen Baker | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Aspen Baker

Racism -- the insidious disease, the implicit bias, the unwritten rules that govern our lives -- won't be fixed by a grand jury alone. We have to take responsibility for the cultural practices that let racism thrive.

Why Hollywood Can't Beat This True Story

Mona Friis Bertheussen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Entertainment
Mona Friis Bertheussen

Is there really such a thing as a coincidence? Or is there something in life, working behind the scenes to bring every story together? I did not set out to answer this question. I just followed my fascination with a strange and beautiful story from China, about twin sisters surprisingly reunited by a red dress.

3 Reasons You Do Not Need a Video

Joe Boyd | Posted 12.07.2014 | Business
Joe Boyd

I was shocked when I first started my business that most people wanting a corporate video or commercial had no idea what story they actually wanted to tell. Video is simply one way to tell a story -- it's a medium.

New Digital Storytelling Platform Helps Tell Stories for Social Good

Doug Hattaway | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Doug Hattaway

"Strategic storytelling" is a new notion: In order to help leaders achieve their goals, stories must be strategically designed to motivate and mobilize people. And the content of strategic stories must be compelling, in order to capture people's attention and imagination.

The Wall

Steven Crandell | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business
Steven Crandell

Sunrise is the most beautiful part of the day. First light. Don't matter if there are colors like a picture postcard or it's gray as water in a greasy sink. The darkness still fades. The light begins. Makes you feel alive like nothing else.

Black Lives and Black Stories Matter

Donna Hardwick | Posted 11.26.2014 | Black Voices
Donna Hardwick

Black lives matter. Despite what we're seeing in media headlines, the actions of our courts and legal system and police departments everywhere -- black lives matter and black stories help shed light on history of race in America and beyond.